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School removes 'sexist' quote that told girls to 'act like a lady'

Saturday  22:25,   18 august 2018
usatoday

The now-removed quote, "The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman" is commonly attributed to businesswoman Sydney Biddle Barrows."The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman," the quote[...]
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Carr fire in Redding moved faster than evacuation orders, leaving a deadly toll

Saturday  21:06,   18 august 2018
latimes

The Carr fire swept in without mercy.Burned down remains of homes are seen from an areal photo in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding on Aug. 10. Fire crews have made progress against the biggest blaze in California history but officials say the[...]

Some priests accused of child sexual abuse were sent to psychiatric clinics for treatment

Saturday  20:34,   18 august 2018
usatoday

At least 30 priests accused of child sex abuse in Pennsylvania went briefly to St. Luke Institute. But some recommendations from staff were ignored.Those first laws in the state placed the duty to report abuse on doctors and other medical staff. At[...]

Teen shoved from 60-foot bridge into river: I never asked my friend to push me

Saturday  20:00,   18 august 2018
today

Taylor Smith, the 18-year-old who pushed Jordan Holgerson off a Washington state bridge, may see jail time for her impulsive decision.Holgerson, 16, told anchors Craig Melvin and Kate Snow that she's still in pain from her injuries. She suffered six [...]

Counterprotesters gather as Boston Free Speech rally is set to start at noon

Saturday  19:35,   18 august 2018
bostonglobe

More than 100 people gathered outside the Massachusetts State House about 10 a.m. Saturday to chant and hold signs opposing far-right political groups as the organizers behind last year’s “free speech” rally in Boston prepared to march in the city[...]

Melted car batteries and twisted metal: How California cleans up after wildfires

Saturday  17:45,   18 august 2018
msn

<p>Melted car batteries and twisted metal: How California cleans up after wildfires</p>Burned down remains of homes are seen from an areal photo in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding on Aug. 10. Fire crews have made progress against the[...]

Minnesota Beer Delivery Men Help Lure Man From Bridge Ledge With Kind Words and Coors Light

Saturday  17:41,   18 august 2018
insideedition

The hero workers encountered an apparently suicidal man clinging to the fence on an overpass.Kwame Anderson and his co-worker, Jason Gable, work driving over a bridge that spans Interstate 94 in St. Paul when they spotted a man clinging to the[...]

Baby left in Ohio phone booth. The mystery solved 64 years later

Saturday  16:55,   18 august 2018
usatoday

Bread delivery men found a 2-month-old baby in an Ohio phone booth in January 1954. It took 64 years and a DNA test to prove Steve Dennis was that baby. Now the Phoenix man will finally meet his mother.It would take 64 years and a DNA test[...]

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Saturday  15:56,   18 august 2018
nytimes

Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.OAKLAND, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital[...]

'Difficult to realize your own home may burn': Why it is crucial to build fireproof homes

Saturday  12:45,   18 august 2018
usatoday

Climate change is reshaping the West in a way that makes blazes inevitable. Homes must be hardened against fire in ways never necessary in the past.The "warm contemporary" design is devoid of vents or roof overhangs where embers can penetrate or[...]

7 shot, including 3-year-old, in West Englewood attack: 'What kills me is all the innocent people hit'

Saturday  11:55,   18 august 2018
chicagotribune

The continuous pop of gunshots cleaved through the neighborhood, one after another, and the Rev. James Sharkey's military instincts kicked in.&nbsp;He crouched to the ground, not daring to look up until the sounds[...]

San Diego judge freezes deportation of separated migrant families

Saturday  08:20,   18 august 2018
latimes

SAN DIEGO - A judge overseeing the effort to reunify families at the border urged opposing attorneys to get moving on a solution that would allow all reunited children to pursue their own asylum claims rather than be immediately deported with their[...]

Teen charged for pushing friend off 60-foot bridge

Saturday  06:25,   18 august 2018
seattlepi

The 18-year-old who shoved her teenage friend off a 60-foot bridge near Vancouver, Wash., causing her to suffer serious injuries, was charged Friday with reckless endangerment. Taylor Smith faces a punishment of up to a year in jail and a maximum[...]

A new skirmish in Harvard admissions case

Saturday  06:15,   18 august 2018
bostonglobe

Minority student and alumni groups at Harvard University are pushing back against what they consider an attempt to exclude their perspective from a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate race as a consideration in admissions, according to documents filed[...]

On second thought, Zinke nixes Interior’s plan to possibly sell public land

Saturday  06:05,   18 august 2018
msn

A day after reports of a proposal to potentially sell off public land that was once under federal protection inside a national monument, the Interior Department reversed the decision. Officials said it contradicted Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to[...]