News : US

Texas school apologizes for asking students to list 'positive aspects' of slavery

Sunday  00:15,   22 april 2018
USA TODAY SPORTS

A charter school in Texas apologized after students were asked to list the "positive" of slavery, calling the homework assignment a "clear mistake.""To be clear, there is no debate about slavery. It is immoral and a crime against [...]

Anti-fascists protest neo-Nazi rally in Georgia; police arrest some wearing masks

Sunday  00:10,   22 april 2018
USA TODAY SPORTS

It appeared to be the largest face-off between neo-Nazi groups and members of an anti-fascist coalition since clashes at Charlottesville last year.It appeared to be the largest face-off between the groups since clashes at[...]

School Bus Driver Fired After Praying with Students

Saturday  22:51,   21 april 2018
Newsweek

George Nathaniel, 54, says his constitutional rights were violated. [...]

Trayvon Martin's parents bring heartbreaking new docuseries 'Rest in Power' to Tribeca

Saturday  22:20,   21 april 2018
USA TODAY SPORTS

The life and legacy of the black teen who was shot and killed in 2012 is explored in a six-episode series produced by rapper Jay-Z.Although Jay-Z was expected to speak at a panel for Paramount Network's new Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,[...]

Former President George H.W. Bush honors late wife's commitment to literacy by wearing socks with books

Saturday  21:52,   21 april 2018
FOX News

Former President George H.W. Bush honored his late wife Saturday by wearing socks embellished with books on them to celebrate the former first lady’s commitment to literacy.  Bush wore the black socks decorated with colorful books at the[...]

Melania Trump Sits Next to Barack Obama at Barbara Bush’s Funeral

Saturday  21:26,   21 april 2018
Vanity Fair

The Obamas, the Clintons, and Melania Trump are all seated in the front row.Barbara Bush died on April 17, 2018 at the age of[...]

Presidential Historian Jon Meacham Gives Candid and Moving Eulogy at Barbara Bush Funeral

Saturday  21:26,   21 april 2018
Mediaite

On Saturday, presidential historian and author Jon Meacham gave a loving and at times comical tribute to Barbara Bush during her funeral.On Saturday, presidential historian and author Jon Meacham gave a loving and at times comical tribute to Barbara [...]

Baby dies after family crashes van while rushing him to hospital

Saturday  19:50,   21 april 2018
New York Daily News

An infant died after his family ran a red light and crashed into vehicle in their haste to get the ailing child to a hospital, cops said.The drama began when little Damaris Earps’ mother found him unresponsive in their home around 2:30 a.m. cops[...]

Delta passenger throws coffee, attacks air marshal during flight

Saturday  19:45,   21 april 2018
New York Daily News

A Delta passenger toppled a drink cart as she raced down the plane’s aisle before leaping on the back of an air marshal. Sara Maria Beach “disrupted the flight with numerous actions” and was charged on Friday with misdemeanor assault of a federal[...]

Will former POW John McCain help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

Saturday  16:35,   21 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her.WASHINGTON - Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump's nomination of[...]

Body camera footage shows police never got out of cruiser to check for Ohio teen crushed by minivan seat

Saturday  16:25,   21 april 2018
FOX News

Body camera footage from two police officers showed they never got out of the cruiser to check on Kyle Plush who died last week after being crushed by a minivan seat.Body camera footage from two Cincinnati officers showed they never left their[...]

Bush family welcomes baby 2 days after Barbara Bush's death

Saturday  16:25,   21 april 2018
FOX News

The late Barbara Bush’s granddaughter Lauren Bush gave birth to a baby boy just two days after the former first lady’s passing.Neil Bush lost his mother Tuesday, but gained a grandson Thursday, completing what he called “the circle of[...]

Texas student defends merit of Harvard acceptance after question from former state official

Saturday  16:20,   21 april 2018
The Hill

A former Texas state official this week questioned a biracial California high school student's Harvard acceptance.Drake Johnson tweeted a photo of himself on Wednesday holding his Harvard acceptance letter and sporting the Ivy League[...]

What Happens When a City Bans Non-Resident Drivers?

Saturday  16:05,   21 april 2018
CityLab

Besieged by commuters taking Waze-powered shortcuts, Leonia, New Jersey, closed its side streets to non-residents. Not everyone is happy with the results.Off of Fort Lee, all is quiet on the residential roads, which are lined with old Victorians,[...]

Is the U.S. Prepared for a Public Health Emergency?

Saturday  16:00,   21 april 2018
U.S. News & World Report

A new report examines how well states and the country are poised to respond to a crisis like extreme weather, terrorism or an outbreak of infectious disease.Maryland is the best-prepared state in the nation for a public health emergency, according[...]