News : US

Still Waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida After Hurricanes

Sunday  23:10,   22 october 2017
The New York Times

After Harvey and Irma, residents are waiting weeks for FEMA inspections and hours on hold when calling the agency’s help line.HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts’s house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an[...]

Kentucky Woman Still Missing Two Decades Later

Sunday  22:55,   22 october 2017
NBC News

Erica Fraysure was last seen in her hometown of Brooksville, Kentucky on October 21, 1997. She has never been seen or heard from since. 1/3 SLIDES © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC 2/3 SLIDES [...]

The latest sexual harassment claim against Bill O’Reilly, explained in under 500 words

Sunday  22:36,   22 october 2017
Vox.com

It involved a massive, $32 million settlement.The New York Times reported details of the settlement on Saturday, which was previously unknown to the reporters who had uncovered a string of sexual harassment claims against the popular host of the[...]

The fate of room No. 32135 at Mandalay Bay hotel and other properties involved in mass shootings

Sunday  22:35,   22 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

What should be done with the sites of mass shootings? For some grieving families, tearing down a building and replacing it with a memorial feels right. In other cases, people prefer no special marker.MGM Resorts announced Friday that it does not[...]

2 Americans who volunteered to fight Islamic State are in limbo

Sunday  22:35,   22 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

Former Marine Kevin Howard claimed scores of kills as a sniper volunteering this year with a militia fighting Islamic State in Syria. He wanted to help people, Howard had said this summer, especially Christians who were being persecuted for their[...]

Trial to begin for ex-Arizona officer charged with murder

Sunday  22:05,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

Officers responding to a call that someone was pointing a rifle out a window at an Arizona hotel rushed to the guest's room and ordered a man inside to exit, lay face-down in the hallway and refrain from making any sudden movements - or risk[...]

On the frontline of the flames: What it's like photographing a wildfire

Sunday  20:30,   22 october 2017
SF Gate

When a wildfire sparks, Noah Berger drops everything and heads for the flames. As a photojournalist, capturing California's fires is part of the job description, but Berger is the first to admit his wildfire-chasing borders on[...]

19 Firefighters Died. One Survived. The Heroic True Story Behind 'Only the Brave'

Sunday  20:17,   22 october 2017
People

As Northern California prepares to recover from a devastating series of wildfires, the heroic and poignant true story behind one of the worst firefighter tragedies in U.S. history is now in theaters. Only the Brave tells the story of[...]

Indonesian military chief denied entry to the US

Sunday  20:02,   22 october 2017
CNN

The chief of Indonesia's military was denied entry to the United States on Saturday, despite having an invitation from US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford had invited General Gatot Nurmantyo to[...]

NAACP Taps New Leader Amid Time of 'Tremendous Challenge'

Sunday  20:01,   22 october 2017
NBC News

Johnson, 49, was unanimously elected as president Saturday after serving as interim leader since July, replacing Cornell William Brooks. In February, Johnson was also elected vice-chairman of the Board of Directors.In a call with reporters, Johnson [...]

Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

Sunday  19:28,   22 october 2017
Associated Press

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) DENVER — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his[...]

Georgia cold case: Killers meant to 'send a message,' sheriff says of 1983 slaying

Sunday  18:26,   22 october 2017
CNN

Timothy Coggins was stabbed multiple times, likely in the field where hunters found his body in Sunny Side, Georgia, on October 9, 1983, investigators at the time told the local newspaper. The state crime lab determined that both of Coggins' lungs[...]

3 years ago, Stockton, California, was bankrupt. Now it's trying out a basic income.

Sunday  16:15,   22 october 2017
Vox.com

A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is using Facebook money to fund a basic income trial. A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is using Facebook money to fund a basic income[...]

Trump's moves to ease regulations and revive coal industry bring little relief

Sunday  16:05,   22 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>Every morning is filled with anxiety in this hardscrabble town so intertwined with the fortunes of its coal power plant that a drawing of the facility is emblazoned on the police force's emblem.</p>Locals look out their windows to see[...]

Chicago artist creates ingenious library for protest banners

Sunday  15:45,   22 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>Aram Han Sifuentes, Chicago's exuberantly profane master of the sewing machine, dragged two large blue bags from Ikea across her basement, swinging them like wrecking balls before dropping them to the floor.</p>She explained: Since she[...]