News : US

‘Fat Leonard’ scandal grows with indictment of three more retired Navy officials

Saturday  04:05,   18 august 2018
msn

Bribery and fraud charges announced against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two-day party that cost $75,000.The worst corruption scandal in Navy history reached new heights Friday as federal prosecutors[...]
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Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in rural Georgia

Saturday  02:50,   18 august 2018
msn

Authorities say an explosion destroyed a coffee shop and injured three workers in a rural Georgia city. Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, said investigators do not suspect foul play in the[...]

Bombed by the K.K.K. A Friend of Rosa Parks. At 90, This White Pastor Is Still Fighting.

Saturday  02:10,   18 august 2018
nytimes

Robert S. Graetz describes the night of the bombing, an attack memorialized in a note handwritten by Mrs. Parks, which now belongs to him.MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Rev. Robert S. Graetz was virtually alone among Montgomery’s white ministers in[...]

Georgia police defend tasing 87-year-old grandmother

Saturday  01:57,   18 august 2018
thehill

A police department in Georgia is defending its decision to tase a 87-year-old grandmother who was cutting dandelion greens outside her house. Martha Al-Bishara was tased outside her Chatsworth home when she was encountered by a local police officer [...]

HUD hits Facebook with housing discrimination complaint

Saturday  00:41,   18 august 2018
cnn

The Housing Department thinks Facebook may have violated the Fair Housing Act. The agency filed a formal complaint against the social media company on Friday, alleging that it allows landlords and home sellers to use targeted Facebook ads to[...]

Federal probe targets Ohio State over sex abuse allegations

Saturday  00:06,   18 august 2018
reuters

<p>Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into how Ohio State University officials responded to allegations of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who worked for its athletic department, the school said.</p>Federal[...]

Alex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says

Friday  23:50,   17 august 2018
nytimes

A motion filed on behalf of a Sandy Hook victim’s father accused Mr. Jones, who is being sued for spreading false claims about the 2012 school shooting, of deleting videos and social media posts.WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the families of two Sandy[...]

U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

Friday  22:57,   17 august 2018
reuters

U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety ruleA federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a[...]

Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter sentenced to life in prison

Friday  20:42,   17 august 2018
foxnews

The 26-year-old airline passenger who killed five people and wounded eight when he opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport last year was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. Esteban Santiago, now 28, pleaded guilty to five counts of[...]

California wildfires: Hot weather could refuel Mendocino Complex

Friday  18:46,   17 august 2018
sfgate

Progress made over the last few days in fighting the largest wildfire in California history could be lost this weekend, as the weather seems unlikely to continue to cooperate.&nbsp;The Mendocino Complex, made up of the River and Ranch fires,[...]

Government appealing ruling cafe owner won't be deported

Friday  18:30,   17 august 2018
msn

The federal government is appealing a ruling that a southwestern Michigan restaurant owner from Turkey who has been facing deportation for more than a decade will be allowed to stay in the United States. Ibrahim Parlak was granted a deferral of[...]

L.A. County prosecutors reviewing nearly 30 cases against USC's former gynecologist

Friday  18:09,   17 august 2018
latimes

LAPD detectives have presented the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office with nearly 30 cases for possible sex-crime charges against USC’s former campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. Capt. Billy Hayes, the head of LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide [...]

A pileup of mixed messages about scooter use in LA

Friday  17:15,   17 august 2018
latimes

in July to temporarily ban rental scooters in Los Angeles sparked an outcry from transportation advocates and some lawmakers, who said the zippy devices were a transportation innovation that should be regulated, not banished. During that debate,[...]

Workers seen on Florida bridge before deadly collapse in time-lapse video

Friday  17:15,   17 august 2018
foxnews

A construction crew is visible on a pedestrian bridge in Florida just before the structure's deadly collapse earlier this year, new video released Wednesday showed. Time-lapse video from Florida International University shows four workers[...]

Abe Lincoln’s library faces so much debt it’s considering selling his stuff — including his hat and gloves

Friday  14:08,   17 august 2018
msn

Abraham Lincoln is not above a GoFundMe campaign.On Wednesday, the foundation and its board members agreed to begin hunting for prospective auction houses. The move is a necessary precaution in the event the foundation cannot make the payment[...]