News : US

Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

Friday  22:55,   21 september 2018

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. [...]

#WhyIDidntReport takes off on Twitter

Friday  22:51,   21 september 2018

The #WhyIDidntReport hashtag has surged to the top of Twitter's trending list following comments made by President Trump early Friday that cast doubts on sexual assault allegations brought against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, by...[...]

NJ sheriff facing calls to resign over racist remarks

Friday  21:30,   21 september 2018

Gov. Phil Murphy said the comments made by Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino were "appalling"In a statement released by a spokesman, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino said the remarks were "not representative of the person that I am and they [...]

Rail company blamed for Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina town

Friday  20:56,   21 september 2018

"We're talking about a company that placed life in danger, placed millions of dollars of personal property of individuals in danger to protect their own interests," a local leader said.Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Sept....[...]

The Forgotten Island: Since Maria, he's made a 10-hour trip for dialysis 3 days a week. He's not alone

Friday  20:56,   21 september 2018

Three times a week, Radames Cabral wakes before dawn - accompanied only by a chorus of roosters and the chirps of coqui frogs - to begin a brutal but lifesaving commute. Load...[...]

Names of victims in Maryland Rite Aid shooting released; sheriff says suspect was agitated in weeks prior

Friday  20:56,   21 september 2018

Law enforcement on Friday released the identities of the victims in the shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center and more information about the timeline of events that left four dead and three injured Thursday. Load...[...]

Military report: Young women on bases, sailors on ships at greatest risk for sexual assault

Friday  19:55,   21 september 2018

New Pentagon report on sexual assault shows by base shows that young women and sailors face some of highest risks.The release of the report has been delayed for months as the nonpartisan RAND Corp. and the Pentagon sparred over its findings and how...[...]

Yellowstone's tallest geyser awakens from the dead, and people are in tears

Friday  19:55,   21 september 2018

Yellowstone National Park's newest attraction isn't really new — it's just taken some time off. Four years to be exact. In March, Steamboat Geyser — the world's tallest active geyser — roared back to life for the first time since...[...]

Boys will be boys? As Kavanaugh debate rages, teens are saying some adults still don’t get it

Friday  18:30,   21 september 2018

‘I don’t know anyone who’s a girl my age who hasn’t been sexually harassed. That’s our reality, and I feel like politicians are completely ignoring it.’“I had a situation like this happen to me,” O’Connor told her 16-year-old daughter, Brynn, as...[...]

Lawsuit: 84-year-old woman repeatedly raped at nursing home

Friday  17:40,   21 september 2018

The daughter of an 84-year-old woman with dementia alleges in a lawsuit that her mother was repeatedly raped at a suburban St. Louis nursing home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vivian Colette Green says in the lawsuit filed Thursday...[...]

Father of accused Russian spy Maria Butina tells his side of the story

Friday  17:35,   21 september 2018

Prosecutors say she was part of a covert Russian campaign to influence gun lobbyists and conservative politicians , including National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Maria was here on a student visa...[...]

New York AG opens probe into "homicide by medical neglect" of inmate

Friday  17:35,   21 september 2018

The state Commission of Correction called India Cummings' jail care "so grossly incompetent and inadequate as to shock the conscience"India Cummings died at an Erie County medical center Feb. 21, 2016, after suffering a pulmonary embolism...[...]

Lawsuit: Southwest Airlines employees had 'whites-only' break room at Hobby Airport

Friday  16:50,   21 september 2018

A former Southwest Airlines employee has filed a lawsuit against the airline claiming "extreme race discrimination."Jamel Parker’s lawsuit accuses Southwest of allowing employees to create a whites-only break room at Hobby...[...]

Florence flooding is sending unheard amounts of water through the Carolinas

Friday  13:05,   21 september 2018

A week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, the trillions of gallons of water it dumped over the Carolinas are slowly moving toward the sea and leaving a path of destruction behind . Residential streets have turned into rivers and freeways have...[...]

Google staff discussed ways to fight Trump travel ban: WSJ

Friday  12:50,   21 september 2018

Google employees discussed how to counter President Donald Trump's 2017 travel ban by modifying search functions to help people contribute to immigration advocacy groups and contact lawmakers, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday....[...]