Sunday, September 23, 2018

Nation & World

Answers remain elusive in Massachusetts explosions Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

Answers remain elusive in Massachusetts explosions Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smolderin...
Published: 09/14/18
Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is rejecting the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, claiming without citing evidence that "3,000 people did not die." Trump called the count a move by Democrats to make him look bad.Tru...
Published: 09/13/18
FDA cracks down on Juul and e-cigarette retailers

FDA cracks down on Juul and e-cigarette retailers

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached "an epidemic proportion," and it gave Juul Labs and four other manufacturers 60 days to prove they can keep their devices away fro...
Published: 09/12/18

Trump administration to triple size of Texas tent camp for migrant children

A tent camp for migrant children in the desert outside El Paso, Texas, will expand to accommodate a growing number of Central American children crossing the border, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.HHS, the federal agency task...
Published: 09/11/18
Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be released from prison

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be released from prison

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager in 2002 from her Salt Lake City bedroom and hold her captive will be freed from prison in a surprise move announced Tuesday by state authoriti...
Published: 09/11/18
Tampa Bay, U.S. mark 9/11 anniversary with somber tributes, new monument to victims

Tampa Bay, U.S. mark 9/11 anniversary with somber tributes, new monument to victims

NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ r...
Published: 09/11/18
Pence confident no one on his staff wrote New York Times Times column

Pence confident no one on his staff wrote New York Times Times column

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence says he’s "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership. "I know them. I know their character," Pence said...
Published: 09/10/18

Dallas officer arrested on manslaughter warrant

DALLAS — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Officer Amber Guyger was booked...
Published: 09/09/18
#MeToo reports may oust CBS chief

#MeToo reports may oust CBS chief

Bowing to pressure brought on by a sexual harassment scandal, CBS Corp. chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves was expected to resign late Sunday or early Monday, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.Negotiati...
Published: 09/09/18
Trump renews call for NFL players to stand

Trump renews call for NFL players to stand

Just hours ahead of the first kickoffs on the first Sunday of the NFL’s regular season, President Donald Trump again called for NFL players to stand for the national anthem and for TV networks to broadcast it, pointing to a decline in television rati...
Published: 09/09/18