News : US

EPA removes 'international priorities' page from site

Friday  06:10,   27 april 2018
The Hill

<p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed an "international priorities" page from its website in December, according to a report released this week by the Environmental Data &amp; Governance Initiative (EDGI). The page[...]

Army issues waivers to more than 1,000 recruits for bipolar, depression, self-mutilation

Friday  05:56,   27 april 2018

The Army issued more than 1,000 waivers to recruits with serious mental health questions from their past, including self-mutilation.The acceptance of new soldiers with a history of serious behavioral health issues, some of which can be lifelong [...]

NBC News faces skepticism in remedying in-house sexual harassment

Friday  05:20,   27 april 2018

Women feared retaliation in reporting actions of anchors Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw.Early the next morning, Lack was back in the office, holding a series of meetings to try to explain to shellshocked employees what precipitated such an unprecedented[...]

Two women allege Tom Brokaw acted inappropriately toward them in the 90s: report

Friday  05:00,   27 april 2018
The Hill

Two women told The Washington Post in interviews that they experienced unwanted sexual advances from legendary NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, including forcible attempts at kissing.One woman who ha s come forward publicly, Linda Vester, is a former NBC News [...]

Hilton, the 1,300-pound great white shark, pays a visit to the Gulf Coast

Friday  04:55,   27 april 2018

The white shark, who has nearly 20,000 Twitter followers, was tagged by researchers in March 2017 and has traveled nearly 10,000 miles since then.The mature male white shark, who has swum almost 10,000 miles in the past 14 months, was tagged by[...]

2 Women Accuse Tom Brokaw Of Sexual Harassment In The '90s

Friday  04:45,   27 april 2018

Two women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against famed NBC broadcaster Tom Brokaw, The Washington Post and Variety reported Thursday evening.  Former NBC News war correspondent Linda Vester alleges Brokaw made unwanted[...]

Explosion at Wisconsin oil refinery injures at least 11, forces evacuation

Friday  04:05,   27 april 2018
Chicago Tribune

An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke billowing into the air. Authorities said a tank of crude [...]

VA faces critical shortfalls amid another leadership search after Jackson drops out

Friday  03:55,   27 april 2018

A new search for a leader comes as the VA is already facing critical shortfalls in program funding and medical staffing. Jackson withdrew from consideration Thursday amid a raft of misconduct allegations, including that as a White House doctor he[...]

Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk

Friday  03:50,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery on Thursday sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contains large amounts of toxins, posing a serious health risk to those living downwind.Asphalt [...]

US judge allows suit over Berkeley speakers to move forward

Friday  02:52,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

A judge is allowing a free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley to move forward, although she says there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views. U.S. District Judge[...]

Students on edge after charges dropped against teen who threatened school shooting

Friday  02:40,   27 april 2018
CBS News

The thin line between planning a school massacre and attempting it has a teenage suspect on the verge of walking free in Vermont . Now, the community is on edge.At Fair Haven Union High School, attendance has been down as much as 25 percent in the[...]

After more than 100 years, the Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh has been removed

Friday  02:40,   27 april 2018
WTAE Pittsburgh

A 118-year-old statue of "Oh! Susanna" songwriter and Pittsburgh native Stephen Foster was removed by city workers on Thursday morning. The statue, by sculptor Giuseppe Moretti, was unveiled in 1900 and moved to its location near Schenley[...]

Arkansas judge blocks state's revived voter ID law

Friday  02:35,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

An Arkansas judge has blocked a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure the state's highest court found unconstitutional about four years ago.Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction[...]

Oklahoma House passes 'Constitutional Carry' gun bill

Friday  02:10,   27 april 2018
FOX News

The Oklahoma House of Representatives on Wednesday passed what has been dubbed as the ‘Constitutional Carry’ gun bill in a 59-28 vote. The bill would allow all law-abiding Oklahomans to carry a loaded, concealed handgun without a permit, permitting[...]

Migrant 'caravan' gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

Friday  02:05,   27 april 2018
Associated Press

About 175 people in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers are on the final leg of a monthlong journey to the United States.&nbsp;The migrants — many of them women, children and transsexuals — were set to board buses in the border city of[...]