News : US

Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

Thursday  17:56,   17 august 2017
Reuters

Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts revealed the accord on Thursday,[...]

Apple CEO: Donald Trump Neo-Nazi Comments Run ‘Counter to Our Ideals as Americans’

Thursday  16:56,   17 august 2017
Variety

Apple CEO Tim Cook took aim at President Donald Trump’s statements defending white nationalists — and pledged in a memo to employees that the company would provide monetary support to anti-hate groups. Trump, in a bizarre press[...]

Forest rangers, fire crews brace for eclipse watchers to descend on U.S. West

Thursday  16:20,   17 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Forest rangers and fire managers across the U.S. West will be on high alert as motorists flock to Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming for next week's total solar eclipse, clogging roads and straining scarce resources at the height of summer wildfire [...]

Teen allegedly groped on United flight speaks out

Thursday  16:06,   17 august 2017
CBS News

She alerted a flight attendant but when the plane landed, the teen says everyone walked off – including the man she says assaulted her.It was a big trip for the teen. She had won admission to a prestigious young women's leadership academy at[...]

Behind TIME’s ‘Hate in America’ Cover

Thursday  15:56,   17 august 2017
Time

<p>For the Aug. 28 issue of TIME on hate in America we turned to artist Edel Rodriguez to create a cover to capture the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy.</p>“These people are hiding behind the flag and the idea of patriotism it[...]

FDNY father and son die of 9/11-linked cancer a year apart

Thursday  15:10,   17 august 2017
New York Daily News

Firefighter Robert Alexander always followed in his father’s footsteps — even in death.&nbsp;The 43-year-old — who worked on FDNY fire boats — died Monday of a brain tumor stemming from his time at Ground[...]

Rare trio of stinky corpse flowers to bloom at Washington garden

Thursday  14:32,   17 august 2017
Reuters

<p>A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the smell of rotting flesh.</p>The event would mark the first [...]

Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

Thursday  13:41,   17 august 2017
Reuters

<p>When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal behavior and radio signals[...]

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

Thursday  13:22,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded [...]

Attorneys for Pulse shooter's wife fighting sanctions

Thursday  13:10,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

Attorneys representing the wife of the Florida night club shooter could face sanctions by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron on Thursday is asking Noor Salman's attorneys if they violated court rules on the disclosure of information[...]

AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

Thursday  13:10,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the [...]

For Oakland family split by deportation, an emotional last day in U.S.

Thursday  10:00,   17 august 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Maria Mendoza-Sanchez spent her last day in the United States before deportation tending to matters both routine and strange. She drove her 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, to the first day of her sophomore year in high school. She packed. She ate[...]

Powerball jackpot climbs over half-billion dollar mark

Thursday  09:52,   17 august 2017
CBS News

Hits estimated $510M; winning numbers for the $432.5 million jackpot drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and Powerball number 4The winning Powerball numbers for the $432.5 million jackpot drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64 and the Powerball[...]

Military chiefs denounce racism after Charlottesville

Thursday  09:05,   17 august 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

The heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard all spoke out on social media against hatred and intolerance after the violent white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday that left one woman dead. The[...]

Suspected car thief falls off port crane after hours-long standoff with police

Thursday  09:05,   17 august 2017
Los Angeles Times

A suspected car thief fell off a shipping crane Wednesday night at the Port of Los Angeles after an hours-long standoff with police, officials said. Trending Now: The 10 Best Balance Transfer Cards See The Cards Sponsored by NextAdvisor [...]