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News : US

University of California 'unfairly admitted' applicants based on connections: Report

Wednesday  05:26,   23 september 2020

The University of California "unfairly admitted" dozens of well-connected applicants at several campuses, according to a state audit released Tuesday. © Image of Sport via Newscom In this April 14, 2020, file photo, an overall view of Royce Hall on... >>>

Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff

Wednesday  05:26,   23 september 2020

The bird hit one of the engines of the aircraft, which was carrying the vice president. It then returned safely to Manchester Airport.Hannity: Dems hit the panic button over Trump's SCOTUS... >>>

Fact check: Western Canada, Mexico have experienced climate-change linked fires, too

Wednesday  05:05,   23 september 2020

Posts online have questioned whether climate change has worsened fires on the West Coast by citing maps that show no fires in Canada or Mexico.Cooper: Are elderly people now disposable? Look in mirror,... >>>

Fact check: False claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci arrested uses doctored and out of context photos

Wednesday  04:15,   23 september 2020

A QAnon-adjacent social media post claims Dr. Anthony Fauci was arrested and USA TODAY reported it. Both claims are false.See Cecile Richards confront Trump’s 'threat' to women in SCOTUS... >>>

Pence's plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport over engine issue: Fox News

Wednesday  03:41,   23 september 2020

Pence's plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport over engine issue: Fox NewsLocal TV station WMUR, citing unnamed sources, said the cause of the engine problem on Air Force Two may have been a bird... >>>

New York says new cluster of Brooklyn COVID-19 cases causes 'significant concern'

Wednesday  03:15,   23 september 2020

New York says new cluster of Brooklyn COVID-19 cases causes 'significant concern'NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Health Department has identified a new cluster of COVID-19 cases in Brooklyn, and said on Tuesday a marked uptick in... >>>

University of California system improperly admitted dozens of students, audit finds

Wednesday  01:40,   23 september 2020

University of California system improperly admitted dozens of students, audit finds(Reuters) - The University of California system unfairly admitted 64 "noncompetitive" students between 2013 and 2019, the California state auditor said in a report... >>>

Canadian woman charged with sending ricin-laced letter to White House

Wednesday  01:20,   23 september 2020

"I found a new name for you: 'The Ugly Tyrant Clown,'" read the rambling letter that arrived at the White House's mail sorting center last Friday.Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 53, who resides in Quebec, Canada, was carrying a knife... >>>

The dark subtext of Trump's 'good genes' compliment

Wednesday  01:16,   23 september 2020

Genes, genes, genes. If you're President Donald Trump, it's about genes."You have good genes, you know that, right?" Trump said at a recent campaign rally. "You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn't it, don't you believe?... >>>

Fact check: Ruth Bader Ginsburg had 'mixed' record on tribal law, Native American sovereignty

Wednesday  00:01,   23 september 2020

A post on Instagram claims Ruth Bader Ginsburg was "anti-Indian." That claim is missing context.Near miss renews call for Houston storm... >>>

Fact check: Obama administration implemented several police and prison reforms

Tuesday  23:41,   22 september 2020

Did President Barack Obama's administration put in place police and prison reforms?Thrown out 'naked ballots' in Pennsylvania could cost Joe Biden the... >>>

That $300 unemployment payment is already ending in some states. What you need to know

Tuesday  23:00,   22 september 2020

More states are sending out the $300 weekly bonus while others already ran out of money.What's going on? In a nutshell, some states are coming to the end of the six weeks allotted as part of President Donald Trump's executive actions in early August >>>

Louisiana court keeps mask-free pastor out of his hearing for defying pandemic safeguards

Tuesday  23:00,   22 september 2020

Louisiana court keeps mask-free pastor out of his hearing for defying pandemic safeguards(Reuters) - A Louisiana megachurch pastor charged with repeatedly violating state coronavirus orders was denied entry to his court hearing Tuesday morning after >>>

The militia menace

Tuesday  23:00,   22 september 2020

“What are these militias, and where did they come from?” Many Americans wonder.Rittenhouse's lawyer describes him as "a minuteman protecting his community when the government would not." Apparently, the attorney does not realize that his defendant... >>>

How Trump let Covid-19 win

Tuesday  23:00,   22 september 2020

Trump’s magical thinking couldn’t beat the coronavirus. America is stuck with the consequences.The US wasn’t able to fully and safely reopen in April. It isn’t able to fully and safely reopen in... >>>