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News : US

Hundreds of Yale alumnae sign open letter supporting new Kavanaugh accuser

Monday  21:55,   24 september 2018
thehill

Hundreds of women who graduated from Yale University have signed an open letter supporting a former student accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at the college. "We are coming forward as women of Yale because we...[...]

Mormon ex-bishop excommunicated for criticizing church's practice of sexually explicit youth interviews

Monday  21:05,   24 september 2018
cnn

Sam Young, once a bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been excommunicated for criticizing the Mormon practice of sexually explicit "worthiness" interviews with young members. They were there to deliver the news, sealed in...[...]

A $15 billion mystery: Who's to blame for California's most destructive fire?

Monday  20:55,   24 september 2018
latimes

Wind gusts topping 70 mph rattled a hot Sunday night last October in the northern foothills of Calistoga in the Napa Valley. Burned down remains of homes are seen from an areal photo in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding on Aug. 10. Fire crews [...]

Chicago officer's defense questioning autopsy on teenager

Monday  20:55,   24 september 2018
msn

Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning about the thoroughness of the autopsy.Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas...[...]

Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh's Accusers

Monday  20:51,   24 september 2018
huffingtonpost

At 1 p.m. on Monday, supporters of the women who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault walked out of their homes and workplaces. The national walkout was promoted partially in response to the backlash these and other...[...]

Dozens arrested at Senate offices as Kavanaugh protests heat up

Monday  20:51,   24 september 2018
usatoday

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested at the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew.Load...[...]

National Sexual Assault Hotline Sees Sharp Surge In Calls Amid Kavanaugh Allegations

Monday  20:26,   24 september 2018
huffingtonpost

The number of callers to the National Sexual Assault Hotline has surged following the surfacing of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), which operates...[...]

Yale Law Students Refuse to Go to Class, Stage ‘Sit-in’ Over Brett Kavanaugh Assault Claims

Monday  19:30,   24 september 2018
lawandcrime

First it was Yale Law School faculty and now it's Yale students.It’s Monday morning and students dressed in black are filling the halls at Yale Law School, as part of a sit-in. Students are reportedly seeking an investigation of sexual...[...]

Indiana school bus driver caught on video allegedly allowing kids as young as 11 to drive her vehicle

Monday  17:55,   24 september 2018
usatoday

A northwest Indiana school bus driver has been arrested after she allegedly let three students, ages 11, 13 and 17, drive her vehicle, according to police. The incident was caught on video and posted on Twitter. According to a police statement,...[...]

Columbus ISD closed because of threat on social media

Monday  15:51,   24 september 2018
chron

Columbus Independent School District is closed today because of a threat made against the district on social media, school authorities said. The district got word about the threat just before midnight Sunday, school authorities said in a...[...]

Nationwide Walkout Supports Kavanaugh Accusers: 'Women Must Be Heard'

Monday  14:26,   24 september 2018
huffingtonpost

Women’s rights organizations are urging people to take part in a national walkout on Monday to show support for the two women who have publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, of sexual assault.“We believe Dr....[...]

New law would give feds the right to shoot down private drones in U.S.

Monday  12:51,   24 september 2018
nbcnews

The federal government may soon have the authority to shoot down private commercial drones flying inside the U.S.WASHINGTON — The federal government may soon have the authority to shoot down private commercial drones flying inside the...[...]

A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican evacuees seek stability

Monday  12:26,   24 september 2018
bostonglobe

The only home the Vazquez Santiagos know on the mainland is a Howard Johnson hotel in Western Massachusetts, where they arrived after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in ruins one year ago. Within these four walls, Ruth Santiago Nieves, 47, Juan...[...]

$2 million in preservation grants aim to highlight diversity

Monday  09:25,   24 september 2018
msn

A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign.The project is a collaboration between The...[...]

Woman airlifted in El Dorado Co. after being stranded for days

Monday  08:05,   24 september 2018
kcra

After being stranded for three days, a 47-year-old woman was airlifted off of a hillside in El Dorado County Sunday after crashing down an embankment, according the California Highway Patrol. CHP spokesperson Jared Boothe said nearby kayakers...[...]