News : US

Georgia town braces for face off between neo-Nazi, anti-fascist groups

Friday  22:20,   20 april 2018
USA TODAY SPORTS

A park in Newnan, Ga., has been surrounded by barricades and chain-link fencing ahead of a planned rally by the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi, white supremacist group.After erecting the plastic barricades Thursday afternoon, public[...]

This NC police department will take care of the munchies if you're arrested on 420 day

Friday  21:50,   20 april 2018
Tribune News Service

 Those who get arrested in Southern Pines, N.C., for celebrating 'Weed Day' on Friday are in for a treat when they arrive at the police station. The Southern Pines Police Department is taking a light-hearted approach to[...]

Feds recommend charges for Garner chokehold cop to Justice Dept.

Friday  20:35,   20 april 2018
New York Daily News

Federal civil prosecutors have recommended to Justice Dept. officials that the cop involved in the chokehold death of Garner face charges.The New York Times reported Friday that the recommendation to indict the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, has reached[...]

Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

Friday  20:01,   20 april 2018
Associated Press

Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said Friday that one person[...]

This is what shelter in place looks like during a school shooting

Friday  20:01,   20 april 2018
CNN

Jake Mailhiot, a 16-year-old junior at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, took this photo after students and their teacher barricaded themselves in their classroom after Friday's school shooting. Mailhoit was in psychology class when the[...]

No one in her school would walk out with her. So her dad did

Friday  19:51,   20 april 2018
CNN

Delilah Matrese's mother claims no other members of the faculty or students joined her daughter in the walkout . So her husband, Stephen, stepped in. "My husband had to go to her school, sign her out, and stay with her," Matrese said, adding[...]

Mourners lining up to pay final respects to Barbara Bush

Friday  19:51,   20 april 2018
Associated Press

More than 100 people are already standing in line to pay their final respects to former first lady Barbara Bush. Among them is a 49-year-old social worker originally from Liberia. He commended the former first lady's work in supporting literacy[...]

'Queers will burn': Gay Kansas teacher quits and moves to California because of threatening letters

Friday  19:50,   20 april 2018
Tribune News Service

A high school teacher from a small town in Kansas posted to Facebook this week three threatening letters he received after he came out as gay last year. "Queers will burn and so will you," said one letter, signed "a concerned[...]

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

Friday  19:31,   20 april 2018
WCVB Boston

A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend." Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she[...]

Bush-hating Fresno State professor passes out fake number, floods crisis hotline with calls

Friday  19:26,   20 april 2018
FOX News

The professor who came under fire for celebrating the death of former first lady Barbara Bush has caused another college’s mental health crisis hotline to become flooded with calls after she posted the number online as her own. Randa Jarrar, an[...]

National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

Friday  19:07,   20 april 2018
Associated Press

The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture. For much of the past decade, Mandy Manning has taught at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in[...]

Florida high school shooting leaves one student injured; suspect in custody

Friday  17:55,   20 april 2018
FOX News

At least one person was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school Friday and a suspect was in custody, police said. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. School board member Nancy [...]

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. How 3 Communities Honor Their Dead.

Friday  17:16,   20 april 2018
The New York Times

The process of creating a permanent memorial to the victims of a mass shooting is often riddled with emotion and conflict.DENVER — It’s been 19 years since a pair of student gunmen killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado, thrusting the [...]

Emanuel wins court ruling in sanctuary city lawsuit against Trump administration

Friday  17:11,   20 april 2018
Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on President Donald Trump's Justice Department Thursday to hand over grant money to Chicago, after a panel of federal judges said the funds can't be withheld from so-called sanctuary cities. The 7th Circuit [...]

'I Wrapped My Arm Around Her.' Southwest Passenger Describes Helping Victim After Engine Explosion

Friday  16:06,   20 april 2018
Time

Just as Hollie Mackey was about to get up from her seat to go to the bathroom during Tuesday morning’s Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas, flight attendants asked passengers to stay seated due to continual turbulence. The[...]