• Associated Press November 24, 2019 5:00 pm

    Towns Split as Home Buyouts Help People Move on After Floods

    Tammy Kilgore raised the giant claw of a John Deere excavator high in the air, then slammed it down on the roof the house where she had spent nearly her entire adult life. The shingles crunched, but not much else. So she did it again, and again — each time taking a bigger bite with the mouth-like claw, until the...

  • NBC November 24, 2019 7:28 am

    Tyler Perry Is Helping Out an American Couple Stuck in Mexico With $16K Hospital Bill

    An Atlanta couple’s dream cruise vacation took a scary turn when Tori Austin’s fiancée suffered a serious medical emergency on board the ship, NBC News reports. Austin told NBC News her fiancée, Stephen Johnson, was rushed to a private hospital in Progreso, Mexico, over a week ago in critical condition after medics aboard a cruise ship diagnosed him with pancreatitis,...

  • California November 13, 2019 7:13 pm

    Former Test Administrator Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scam

    A former college exam proctor has pleaded guilty for his role in the sweeping college admissions scheme. Igor Dvorskiy, accused of accepting bribes to rig test scores, changed his plea during an appearance Wednesday in federal court in Boston. He was allegedly paid $200,000 to allow cheating on college entrance exams over a span of about two years. He agreed...

  • DONALD TRUMP November 5, 2019 7:27 am

    Trump Administration Eases Obama-Era Rules on Coal Pollution

    The Trump administration accelerated the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country’s coal-fired power plants Monday, proposing to weaken two Obama-era rules aimed at cleaning up dangerous heavy metals and ash from coal plants and keeping them from washing into groundwater and waterways. The new proposals — the latest in a series of regulatory breaks granted by the administration...

  • Attorney September 15, 2020 4:39 pm

    Teen's Family Says He Complained of Bullying Before Death

    The family of a 13-year-old says he complained to an administrator that he was being bullied at his Southern California middle school days before the assault that was caught on cellphone video that killed him.

  • CONGRESS October 21, 2019 6:35 pm

    Female Spacewalkers Were Uplifted by Excitement Back on Earth

    The astronauts who took part in the first all-female spacewalk are still uplifted by all the excitement down on Earth. International Space Station resident Jessica Meir, from Maine, said Monday that when she floated outside last week, she wasn’t thinking about whether she was going out with a man or woman because everyone is held to the same standard.

  • China October 11, 2019 8:55 pm

    Boeing, FAA Both Faulted in Certification of the 737 Max

    A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max jets. In its report issued Friday, the panel made 12 recommendations for improving the FAA’s certification of new aircraft,...

  • New Jersey October 10, 2019 5:51 pm

    EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water...

  • France October 4, 2019 7:04 am

    Paris Police Attack: No Suggestion of Terrorism

    The French government says there is nothing to suggest the police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death at Paris police headquarters was radicalized. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said Friday on France Info that Paris prosecutors have decided to open a murder investigation on facts “which are not falling under terrorism at this stage of the investigation.” French media said...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. October 3, 2019 1:44 pm

    3 Police, 1 Assistant Dead After Knife Attack in Paris

    An IT worker at a police headquarters in Paris went on a knife attack, killing three officers and an administrative assistant on Thursday.

  • France October 3, 2019 1:50 pm

    Civilian Employee Kills 4 in Knife Attack at Paris Police HQ

    A civilian employee raged through Paris police headquarters with a knife Thursday, stabbing four police colleagues to death before he was shot and killed, French authorities said. The man, a technology administrator in the police intelligence unit, launched the attack in his office then moved to other parts of the large 19th century building across the street from Notre Dame...

  • California October 3, 2019 4:42 am

    EPA Issues Violation Notice to San Francisco

    The Trump administration is ratcheting up its feud with California. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday sent a notice that San Francisco is violating the federal Clean Water Act.

  • DONALD TRUMP September 26, 2019 9:21 pm

    Trump Wants Acting FEMA Head to Have Job Permanently

    President Donald Trump wants Pete Gaynor, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s acting administrator, to have the job permanently. Trump says in a statement Thursday that he intends to nominate Gaynor to be the permanent head of the government’s disaster response agency. Gaynor has filled the role on an acting basis since February, when Brock Long stepped down over questions about...

  • California September 27, 2019 12:13 pm

    Trump Administration Accuses California of Water Pollution

    Escalating its fight with California, the Trump administration accused the state Thursday of failing to stop water pollution from such sources as human waste left on the pavement by the homeless in big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

  • DONALD TRUMP September 24, 2019 7:53 pm

    Trump Administration to Triple Democracy Aid to Venezuela

    The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time directly funding opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts to set up a government to rival the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The $52 million in new aid was announced Tuesday by Mark Green, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for...

  • DONALD TRUMP September 18, 2019 7:02 pm

    Trump Administration to Revoke California's Ability to Set Auto Emissions Standards

    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators.

  • DONALD TRUMP September 12, 2019 5:58 pm

    Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

    The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups criticized the administration’s action, the latest in a series of moves to roll back environmental protections put into place under President Barack...

  • San Diego September 12, 2019 8:25 am

    Elite High School in La Jolla at Center of Sexual Assault Allegations

    A former student at the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, one of the region’s most prestigious and expensive private high schools, has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging a former teacher sexually assaulted him over a number of years on the school’s campus, at her house, as well as local restaurants.

  • chief August 29, 2019 3:33 pm

    NASA Chief Picks Sides in Emotional Pluto Debate

    Is Pluto a planet, as generations of schoolchildren learned? Or is it really a dwarf planet, as astronomy’s official governing body has determined? NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says it’s the former. “Just so you know, in my view Pluto is a planet,” he told reporters Aug. 23 while touring an aerospace engineering lab in Boulder, Colorado. “It’s the way I...

  • Prince August 27, 2019 12:57 pm

    Prince's Estate Will Operate Studio Complex Paisley Park

    Prince’s estate will take over management of the late rock star’s studio complex near Minneapolis. Graceland Holdings, which runs Elvis Presley’s tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, had been operating Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen as a museum since October 2016.

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