News : US

Suspected Seattle airplane thief was adventurer, bakery owner

Sunday  04:45,   12 august 2018
reuters

The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed. Richard[...]
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Plum gig or slave labor? California inmates fight wildfires for $1 an hour

Saturday  20:07,   11 august 2018
sfchronicle

More than 3,000 inmate volunteer firefighters are performing the back-straining labor, according to Cal Fire. For more than a half-century, a select group of California prisoners has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with wildland firefighters[...]

A Hurricane Katrina evacuee received an honorary diploma from the high school he never got to graduate from

Saturday  14:26,   11 august 2018
cnn

A New Orleans native who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina's devastation was recognized 12 years later by the high school he didn't get to graduate from -- with an honorary diploma. Clint Smith, 29, tweeted a photo Friday of the diploma[...]

Inside Border Patrol academy, agents are taught to be humanitarians first

Saturday  10:40,   11 august 2018
cnn

Border Patrol agents train at one of the toughest law enforcement academies in the country as the eyes of the world are on federal authorities' treatment of immigrants at the US-Mexico border. The academy's expanded curriculumThe Border Patrol[...]

Fifth body found in crashed Alaska plane; no body recovery planned

Saturday  09:15,   11 august 2018
reuters

<p>A fifth body was found on Friday in the wreckage of an Alaska sightseeing plane that crashed near North America's tallest peak, leaving no doubt the pilot perished with his four Polish passengers on the steep mountainside, authorities[...]

Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

Saturday  09:01,   11 august 2018
msn

Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with fat live salmon as the sun rose Friday and rushed to waters off Washington state's San Juan Island, preparing if needed to test-feed the critically[...]

People are donating their frequent flyer miles to reunite families separated at the US-Mexico border

Saturday  06:30,   11 august 2018
cnn

Did you know you can donate your frequent flyer miles to help reunite families who were separated at the US-Mexico border? A viral tweet this week highlighted the idea of donating those miles to help migrant families.Load[...]

Mother of slain youth, Michael Brown, running for Ferguson City Council

Saturday  06:10,   11 august 2018
reuters

<p>The mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, igniting months of protest and a national debate over race and law enforcement, said on Friday she is running for City[...]

KKK member fined for littering after passing flyers. He asks: What about free speech?

Saturday  04:32,   11 august 2018
latimes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Ku Klux Klan member is protesting his treatment by police and a judge after his arrest and conviction this week in eastern North Carolina. The charge: littering. Maryland resident Justin Adams, a member of the Loyal White Knights [...]

FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

Saturday  04:32,   11 august 2018
msn

A jury found an FBI agent not guilty Friday of obstructing an investigation into who fired two errant shots at a key figure in a group that seized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016.W. Joseph Astarita, 41, displayed a slight smile when the jury[...]

Odds are against Nikolas Cruz insanity defense

Saturday  00:40,   11 august 2018
latimes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The evidence against the Parkland school shooter is so overwhelming that the criminal case against him is no legal whodunit. He confessed for hours on video, most of which was made public this week. Security cameras inside[...]

Homeless couple struggle with addiction and uncertainty since being forced from tent city

Friday  21:00,   10 august 2018
latimes

Laura Kasten stood outside her mother's house in Fullerton, a backpack pulling on her hunched shoulders. She fidgeted. The 51-year-old and her mom, Jan Rockwell, hadn't spoken since arguing just before Christmas.&nbsp;The 51-year-old and [...]

Texas investigating death of migrant toddler after leaving immigrant detention center

Friday  10:40,   10 august 2018
usatoday

Texas officials have opened an investigation into the death of a toddler who reportedly died after being released from an immigrant detention center.AUSTIN — Texas officials have opened an investigation into the death of a toddler who reportedly[...]

Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

Friday  06:21,   10 august 2018
msn

The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state's Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. Gov. Kate Brown told reporters that yoga and meditation suit her just fine.Load[...]

Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

Friday  06:21,   10 august 2018
msn

The billionaire behind a proposal to split California in three says he's giving up on the effort after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot. The court tossed venture capitalist Tim Draper's initiative in July as part of [...]