News : US

A short history of why HHS cares about doctors' religious objections

Friday  01:50,   19 january 2018
MSN

An announcement Thursday renewed past culture war battles over “conscience protections.” The new office, called the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, is seen by many as a win for conservative religious groups that complained President[...]

Chris Christie stopped by TSA for evading security checkpoint

Friday  00:40,   19 january 2018
CBS News

The former governor was escorted back to the regular entrance at Newark Liberty airport after attempting to use a special access areaFormer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who left office earlier this week, attempted to bypass a TSA security[...]

Second measles scare at Chicago airport

Friday  00:40,   19 january 2018
CBS News

"Very, very contagious" virus could infect people who passed through one of the nation's busiest airportsCHICAGO — Another case of measles exposure has been reported at O'Hare International Airport, the second instance there in recent[...]

Bald eagles came back from brink, but are numbers dropping again? One researcher fears so

Thursday  23:37,   18 january 2018
MSN

APPLE RIVER, Ill. - In this very important month for the bald eagle, Terrence Ingram is trying to upend conventional wisdom about our majestic national symbol. He lacks the academic bona fides of an ornithologist but has spent nearly 60 years[...]

Trump's first year: EPA gives power plants expanded license to pollute

Thursday  23:37,   18 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON - A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark's family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental[...]

UCLA fraternities ban parties with alcohol

Thursday  23:35,   18 january 2018
USA TODAY

The school and its fraternities emphasized the need for safety in addressing the new ban.The UCLA Interfraternity Council (IFC), which includes 22 fraternities, unanimously adopted the self-proposed restriction on[...]

HuffPost shutting down contributor section

Thursday  23:35,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

HuffPost is shutting down its contributor platform, which has allowed more than 100,000 people to post opinions on its site since it was introduced in 2005.The site's top editor, Lydia Polgreen, says HuffPost needs to take ownership of what it[...]

Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

Thursday  22:40,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its[...]

Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash

Thursday  21:50,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

Authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash. State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett's death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him and five[...]

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

Thursday  21:26,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community[...]

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

Thursday  21:25,   18 january 2018
The New York Times

The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: the highly educated, those over 40, and women who have never been married.A baby bust. The fertility rate at a record low. Millennials deciding not [...]

Police: 5 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico helicopter crash

Thursday  19:21,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a New Mexico State Police spokeswoman said Thursday.Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed the five deaths and one[...]

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

Thursday  16:52,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn't need and then taking another 15 minutes to[...]

Most Americans can't cover a $1,000 emergency

Thursday  12:17,   18 january 2018
CNN

Only 39% of Americans say they would be able to cover an $1,000 unplanned expense.If you were hit with a $1,000 emergency, would you be able to cover it? [...]

Lawyer: Woman was having psychotic episode when left in cold

Thursday  12:17,   18 january 2018
Associated Press

An attorney for a woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing a patient gown and socks on a frigid night says she was having a psychotic episode when the institution turned its back on her. Hospital officials say they are still[...]