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News : US

Indiana to ask Supreme Court to hear abortion case

Saturday  04:05,   22 september 2018
latimes

WASHINGTON - The state of Indiana is planning to ask the Supreme Court to settle an abortion dispute involving a state law that could reopen the debate over Roe vs. Wade in the upcoming term. The state said recently in court filings that it will ask [...]

Commerce Secretary Ross can be deposed in lawsuit over census: judge

Saturday  03:25,   22 september 2018
reuters

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for questioning by lawyers for states that are suing the Trump administration over a planned question in the 2020 census that would ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, a federal judge ruled...[...]

Again and Again, Accused Sexual Harassers Kept Their Jobs Under NBC News Chief Andy Lack

Saturday  02:51,   22 september 2018
thedailybeast

Photo illustration by The Daily Beast NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack has been under fire for his handling of sexual-misconduct allegations at the network, including one against his ex-friend and former star anchor, Matt Lauer. But years earlier at...[...]

After surviving one of the deadliest mass shootings in history, this woman has become a cop

Saturday  02:51,   22 september 2018
msn

“I decided that I wanted to be that sense of security for somebody else," said Lauren Card, who survived last year's shooting in Las Vegas.Load...[...]

Woman falls to her death taking selfies on hiking trail

Saturday  02:25,   22 september 2018
usatoday

A California woman slipped and fell to her death while taking selfies at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Michigan's Upper Peninsula.Tu Thanh Nguyen, 32, of Sunnyvale, California, was hiking solo at about 2:30 p.m. ET Wednesday on the North...[...]

Rural Texas town council approves Muslim cemetery plan

Saturday  02:05,   22 september 2018
msn

Leaders of a rural Texas town have approved design plans for a Muslim cemetery three years after the project was met with derision and claims that it was a precursor to a mosque or an extremist training center. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], [...]

Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment -U.S. State Dept

Saturday  01:50,   22 september 2018
reuters

The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for the project that has been pending for a...[...]

MIT-Yale Study Doubles Estimates of U.S. Undocumented Immigrants

Saturday  01:26,   22 september 2018
bloomberg

The U.S. may have double the number of undocumented immigrants as commonly estimated, according to a new study that has the potential to further fuel the debate over one of the nation’s most politically charged topics....[...]

New Jersey sheriff resigns after racist remarks captured on tape

Saturday  01:26,   22 september 2018
thehill

A New Jersey sheriff has resigned after he was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans and the state's attorney general.The Bergen County Sheriff's Office said Friday in a statement to NorthJersey.com that Bergen County...[...]

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

Saturday  00:50,   22 september 2018
msn

The head of the union representing immigration court judges says they are anxious and stressed by a quota system pushing them to close 700 cases a year. Ashley Tabaddor is a judge in Los Angeles and represents the nation's immigration judges....[...]

Extremely rare white dolphin steals spotlight in California bay

Saturday  00:30,   22 september 2018
bnqt

All-white dolphin swims with a pod mate. Photo: ©Kate Cummings/Blue Ocean Whale Watch A rare white dolphin has captured the hearts of marine mammal enthusiasts in California's Monterey Bay, where the striking mammal has been spotted at least...[...]

PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

Saturday  00:30,   22 september 2018
reuters

Payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars website after finding instances of hate speech and discriminatory content on the site....[...]

Toxic Spills Highlight Trump's Deregulation of Coal Plant Waste

Friday  23:55,   21 september 2018
bloomberg

The toxic slurry teems with mercury, arsenic, lead and chromium.(Bloomberg) -- The breach of a pond used to store coal ash in North Carolina has revived criticism of the Trump administration’s efforts to loosen restrictions on how power plants...[...]

Fugitive US priest sent home to face sex abuse charges

Friday  23:06,   21 september 2018
msn

A Catholic priest on the run for more than 25 years has been arrested in Morocco and extradited to the United States to face charges that he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 1990s, federal prosecutors in New Mexico said Friday....[...]

Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

Friday  22:55,   21 september 2018
msn

The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade. Army leaders tell The Associated Press they signed up about 70,000 new troops for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. That is about 6,500 soldiers short of their goal. [...]