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News : US

Anti-Tax Fervor Closed Their Libraries. Now Residents Are Trying to Go It Alone.

Saturday  15:16,   20 october 2018
nytimes

After their libraries closed, some people were willing to approve what they had rejected before: a tax increase. “It’s every library for themselves,” one volunteer... >>>

Humans Play a Supporting Role in Facebook's Effort to Fight Fake News

Saturday  14:55,   20 october 2018
online.wsj

The social network’s algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans play a supporting role, but in the end they simply can’t keep... >>>

US craze for DNA 'heritage' tests may bolster racism, critics warn

Saturday  13:20,   20 october 2018
msn

Millions of Americans are using DNA test kits sold online to research their ancestry, either out of simple curiosity or to find answers about their identity. But some academics warn the craze could reinforce racial stereotypes and divisions. For... >>>

United Airlines says it won't change its policy about carry-on bags for basic economy fliers

Saturday  11:30,   20 october 2018
latimes

If you pay a bare-bones basic economy fare on United Airlines, don't expect the carrier to cut you a break on your carry-on... >>>

Utah man indicted over mailed ricin threats to Trump, officials

Saturday  10:25,   20 october 2018
msn

A former US soldier has been indicted on seven counts for mailing letters to Donald Trump and senior US officials containing material related to the deadly poison ricin. Utah resident William Clyde Allen, 39, "knowingly threatened to use a... >>>

Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

Saturday  05:56,   20 october 2018
msn

A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway. The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed on the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon Friday after... >>>

Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92

Saturday  05:06,   20 october 2018
nytimes

Evelyn Anthony, a best-selling British novelist who transitioned from historical fiction to espionage thrillers, becoming one of the first female writers to explore the spy genre, died on Sept. 25 at her home in Essex, northeast of London. She was... >>>

Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Federal Court

Saturday  04:40,   20 october 2018
nytimes

A lawsuit accusing one of the country’s most selective universities of discriminating against Asian-Americans is providing a glimpse into how admissions officers decide “yea” or... >>>

Bering Sea village will be first counted in 2020 US Census

Saturday  04:31,   20 october 2018
msn

The first people to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census live in a Yupik village on the Bering Sea in southwest Alaska. Acting U.S. Census Bureau director Ron Jarmin announced Friday that Toksook Bay will be the first community counted for the census... >>>

Parkland school shooter had a friend; she was 13 and lived across the country

Saturday  04:15,   20 october 2018
miamiherald

MIAMI - Before killing 17 people, Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz confided in a 13-year-old girl who lives in Washington state that he felt suicidal and was upset about being bullied. "He was angry at the school because he got bullied a lot,"... >>>

Chicago man charged with conspiring to support ISIS

Saturday  04:00,   20 october 2018
nbcnews

Ashraf Al Safoo aided ISIS in recruiting and encouraging others to carry out terrorist attacks, according to federal... >>>

Outrage after 'sweet' baby mountain lion that wandered into NorCal bakery is euthanized

Saturday  03:40,   20 october 2018
sfgate

A Facebook post from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office that provided an update on a baby mountain lion that wandered into a bakery in Pollock Pines is being met with outrage. On Monday, deputies helped remove a young mountain lion from a bakery, >>>

Boy, 2, with Brain Cancer Dies After Town Held Him an Early Christmas: 'Fly High Little Man'

Saturday  02:55,   20 october 2018
people

Boy, 2, Who Received an Early Christmas Dies of Brain... >>>

New anti-hazing law signed in Pennsylvania after death of student

Saturday  02:10,   20 october 2018
nbcnews

"Our young people deserve better and we must protect them from this rampant criminal behavior," the father of Tim Piazza... >>>

Poll: Majority Opposes Assault Rifle Ban

Saturday  00:30,   20 october 2018
usnews

Opinion on the issue remains sharply divided along party lines, and most still favor stricter gun laws in... >>>