News : US

Dozen U.S. sailors to be punished for June collision: Navy

Friday  02:18,   18 august 2017
Reuters

About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship, including the warship's commander officer and other senior leaders of the ship, the Navy said on Thursday. [...]

Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide indicted on 4 counts

Friday  02:06,   18 august 2017
FOX News

Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements. The indictment also includes his wife Hina Alvi.The grand jury decision in[...]

Texas failed to pass its controversial 'bathroom bill' — but conservatives aren't giving up

Friday  01:55,   18 august 2017
Business Insider

An effort to pass a "bathroom bill" in Texas died on Tuesday, seemingly shutting the window for the foreseeable future on legislation that critics say discriminates against transgender people. However, the fight toAn effort to pass a[...]

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Friday  01:40,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.With more than two[...]

How Wes Bellamy, the 30-Year-Old Vice Mayor of Charlottesville, Va., Plans to Move His City Forward

Friday  01:26,   18 august 2017
The Root

As the racial divide that has always existed in America turns from a deep fissure to a gaping chasm (which side will you choose?), the city of Charlottesville, Va., remains at the center of that divide’s latest incarnation, especially after a woman[...]

This college freshman is worried about affirmative action — but not that it will keep him out of Harvard

Friday  01:15,   18 august 2017
PRI

Jason Fong is at the age when affirmative action programs could make a crucial difference in his life. He’s 17 and often uses social media and his blog to speak out about college admissions policies that consider race as a factor to create a diverse [...]

American Cancer Society says it will not hold gala at Mar-a-Lago

Friday  01:02,   18 august 2017
The Hill

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has backed out of plans to host a 2018 gala at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, becoming the latest group of distance itself from the president after he appeared to defend white nationalist[...]

8 now charged in toppling of N.C. Confederate statue

Friday  00:21,   18 august 2017
CBS News

Scores of protesters went to the detention center to turn themselves in in solidarity with those arrestedDURHAM, N.C. -- A total of eight people now face charges in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue in front of the old Durham[...]

Most oppose threatening N. Korea with military action: Poll

Friday  00:07,   18 august 2017
CBS News

But most Americans would approve of action if diplomacy fails, CBS News survey findsMost Americans say the U.S. should not threaten North Korea with military action right now, but would approve of military action if diplomacy does not eventually[...]

Solar eclipse generates wild warnings of paranormal activity

Thursday  23:50,   17 august 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

As citizen scientists collectively nerd-out ahead of Monday's total solar eclipse, rogue observers of the spooky and weird are generating theories that the celestial event could usher in aliens, boost sightings of "interdimensional"[...]

As hospital violence grows, nurses seek reforms: 'Too many of us are being hurt'

Thursday  23:45,   17 august 2017
Tribune News Service

CHICAGO _ One woman describes getting slapped and groped on the job. Another was punched in the head repeatedly. A third was bitten so hard that a spike in blood pressure burst an aneurysm in her brain, altering her life forever. All three are[...]

See Where Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down

Thursday  23:05,   17 august 2017
Time

A longstanding national debate over Confederate statues, street names and other markers intensified this week following deadly clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va. One woman was killed during the[...]

CIA 'torture psychologists' avoid trial with secret settlement

Thursday  22:55,   17 august 2017
AFP

Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured. The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and[...]

Museum or dumpster? U.S. cities wrestle with Confederate statues' fate

Thursday  22:55,   17 august 2017
Reuters

Museum or dumpster? U.S. cities wrestle with Confederate statues' fatePresident Donald Trump described them on Thursday as "beautiful statues and monuments," part of the history and culture of the country that will be "greatly[...]

Carl Paladino kicked off Buffalo school board

Thursday  22:37,   17 august 2017
New York Daily News

ALBANY — Carl Paladino, the bombastic Buffalo businessman who ignited a firestorm late last year with incendiary remarks about former President Obama and his wife, has been booted off his hometown school board. In a decision made public Thursday[...]