News : US

Tortoise missing from zoo mysteriously reappears

Friday  07:20,   18 august 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

A Russian tortoise that went missing a month ago from the Menominee Park Zoo has mysteriously returned. Zoo staff found Anastasia Aug. 8 back in her exercise pen, city officials announced Thursday. At first, the reptile was cold and would not[...]

Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania

Friday  07:10,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania. The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday, getting a personal greeting from the governor.Gibson was born in South [...]

Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down

Friday  07:10,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

Great-great-grandchildren of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee disagree with President Trump that moving Confederate monuments destroys American history and culture.On Saturday, an attacker drove a car into a crowd of[...]

U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns

Friday  06:00,   18 august 2017
Reuters

The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to march with firearms, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, a policy change that comes on the heels of protests by white nationalists and counter-protesters over[...]

‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

Friday  05:50,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

Recent events in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, have brought new attention to a coalition of radicals unafraid to scuffle with right-wing extremists.OAKLAND, Calif. — Last weekend, when a 27-year-old[...]

Mother of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Says She’s Received Death Threats

Friday  05:06,   18 august 2017
NBC News

<p>A day after burying her daughter, the mother of a woman killed during Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville scoffed at President Donald Trump’s claim that violence on “both sides” lead to her daughter’s death.</p>Susan Bro[...]

Search area expands for Army helicopter missing off Hawaii

Friday  04:11,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it was now searching up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Hawaii for five soldiers missing after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed during nighttime training.Swift and dynamic currents prompted the rapid[...]

Citing death threats, 18-year-old who attended violent Va. rally won’t return to BU

Friday  04:00,   18 august 2017
The Boston Globe

An 18-year-old who attended the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., says he is not returning to Boston University in the fall, in part because of death threats he has received for his political views. “It’s becoming[...]

Group files another 'Calexit' initiative in push for California's independence

Friday  03:55,   18 august 2017
Los Angeles Times

A new ballot initiative was submitted to state officials Thursday advocating for a federal constitutional convention that could lead to California's independence. The measure, similar to one already in circulation that is pushing for[...]

American Hate, a History

Friday  03:50,   18 august 2017
Time

American Hate, a[...]

Alarm Over Lack of Latino Outreach Work for Obamacare

Friday  03:31,   18 august 2017
NBC News

Some Latino groups say the administration may be trying to kill off Obamacare by not taking steps to inform Latinos about signing up for Obamacare.The caucus sent a letter to Price Thursday saying it is "alarmed" that it hasn't yet begun working[...]

Student Who Attended Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally Leaves Boston University After Backlash

Friday  03:10,   18 august 2017
Time

An 18-year-old who participated in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., said he has chosen to leave Boston University after receiving threats because of his beliefs. “Massachusetts, and Boston in particular, are among the most left[...]

Wildfire leads to more evacuations in Montana

Friday  02:45,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — A month-old wildfire flared up in western Montana, forcing the evacuation of hundreds more homes and devouring another large chunk of forest as the drought-stricken state struggles with one of its worst wildfire seasons in[...]

Jefferson Davis estate offered as new home for monuments

Friday  02:40,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

BILOXI, Miss. — The final home of the president of the Confederacy is being offered as a new home for Confederate monuments.Beauvoir, a beachside estate on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, was Jefferson Davis' retirement home. Now it's a privately run[...]

Rape allegations tarnish Nashville’s Brentwood Academy, the elite school for Music City royalty

Friday  02:30,   18 august 2017
MSN

The private Christian school outside Nashville is a powerhouse of wealth and athletic talent. Now a shocking lawsuit threatens to upend that image.The school’s nondenominational Christian mission is carried out through daily Scripture readings and[...]