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Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

Tuesday  01:35,   12 june 2018

Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. The San Juan National[...]

Trump administration moves to block victims of gang violence, domestic abuse from claiming asylum

Tuesday  01:25,   12 june 2018

<p>Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration judges to stop granting asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, a move that would block tens of thousands of people, especially women, from seeking refuge in[...]

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline study in 2 months

Monday  23:11,   11 june 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within another two months expects to wrap up environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline that a federal judge ordered a year ago. The tribe leading the lawsuit still feels it hasn't had a[...]

Nine sacred artifacts stolen from a Native American tribe are finally returned over 100 years later

Monday  21:51,   11 june 2018

The Chugach tribe in Alaska was plundered for years by explorers who stole artifacts and left them scattered across the world. Thankfully, this is beginning to change. Nine sacred artifacts that an explorer plundered from the tribe in the 1800s,[...]

Boy in Indiana school shooting hears charges, denial entered

Monday  21:31,   11 june 2018

<p>A 13-year-old boy showed no emotion and said little on Monday as a juvenile court judge read the attempted murder and other charges he faces for a shooting inside a suburban Indianapolis middle school classroom.</p>The boy wore an orange[...]

Responder systems to be upgraded after trapped teen's death

Monday  21:31,   11 june 2018

Authorities in Cincinnati said Monday they are making system upgrades and changes in operating procedures while independent reviews are being launched into the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his[...]

5th-grader tells school board of bullying, gun threat

Monday  21:06,   11 june 2018

A fifth-grade student in New Hampshire who wants to stop bullying has told her school board that she's been threatened to get shot in the head with an AK-47 assault rifle and buried in her backyard. PLAISTOW, N.H. — A fifth-grade student in New [...]

A day after World Turtle Day, SeaWorld releases 4 sea turtles into the ocean

Monday  20:01,   11 june 2018

SeaWorld Orlando animal rescue team released 4 turtles -- 2 at Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore and 2 at Sebastian Inlet -- in one dayA day after World Turtle Day, the three green sea turtles and 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle,[...]

Couple house homeless, one building at a time

Monday  19:26,   11 june 2018

Ouedia came by bus from Westlake. A friend brought Crickett from Venice Beach. Patricia and Linda drove in the cars they'd been sleeping in. Mona was dropped off by her daughter. By the end of the day, the homeless women had met their new[...]

In blistering report, Feds find NYCHA managers lied for years about squalid conditions

Monday  18:09,   11 june 2018

NYCHA managers have for years used carefully crafted lies and elaborate deception to cover up the squalid condition of public housing, filing false documents, tricking federal inspectors and betraying the 400,000 tenants who have long endured[...]

National forest to close in Colorado because of fire danger

Monday  18:03,   11 june 2018

<p>Over 2,800 square miles (7,252 square kilometers) of public land in southwestern Colorado will be closed to campers, hikers and bikers because of the fire danger.</p>DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Over 2,800 square miles (7,252 square kilometers) of [...]

Hawaii volcano lava flow destroys home in dramatic video

Monday  17:56,   11 june 2018

Dramatic video released Sunday showed the moment lava pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano came through the window of a home and burned everything in its path. The Kapoho home was one of hundreds that have been charred by the massive lava flow[...]

Supreme Court upholds Ohio voter registration purge policy

Monday  17:56,   11 june 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived Ohio's contentious policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls.Load[...]

Flags stolen from display honoring veterans, war heroes from Massachusetts town

Monday  17:56,   11 june 2018

An American flag display paying tribute to Massachusetts veterans and fallen service members has been “dishonored” – and now the group behind it wants the thief to come forward. The Mansfield Field of Honor Committee, which put up 350 flags this[...]

Ex-NY state senate leader, son fail to dismiss corruption case

Monday  17:55,   11 june 2018

A federal judge has refused to dismiss the corruption indictment of Dean Skelos, the former majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his son Adam, clearing the way for a[...]