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Death Toll In Genoa Bridge Collapse Rises To 39
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:57:00 -0400
Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said a private company responsible for maintaining the Ponte Morandi Bridge did not do its job and was responsible for the collapse.
Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:07:57 -0400
Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.
FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:06:05 -0400
The Trump campaign says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman broke a nondisclosure agreement but an employment lawyer says, "she's going to be able to continue with what she's doing."
A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:20:00 -0400
For the first time, a transgender candidate won a major party nomination for governor. Plus, a possible new chapter in the #MeToo era; education as a major theme; and high Democratic turnout.
N.M. Compound Members Granted Bail In Child Abuse Case; Judge Gets Death Threats
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:47:00 -0400
Eleven children found during a police raid in Taos County are in protective custody. A toddler's body was discovered on the premises. Prosecutors say the child was a compound member's disabled son.
Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:06:00 -0400
The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.
Kavanaugh Fight Puts Vulnerable Senators In A Tight Spot
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:00 -0400
The president's Supreme Court pick meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for re-election in red states while under intense pressure from activists.
Australian Lawmaker Refers To 'Final Solution' In Push For Muslim Immigration Ban
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:56:00 -0400
In his maiden speech, newly minted Sen. Fraser Anning of the far-right Katter's Australian Party called for a revival of long-rescinded racially based immigration policies.
Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:22:00 -0400
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority says all homes without power from the devastating hurricane now have electricity. Other reports say some residents are still waiting.
Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:54:02 -0400
Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and districtwide utilities.
Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:37:00 -0400
Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:12:12 -0400
Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.
University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:29:00 -0400
President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.
Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:09:27 -0400
The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."
Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:05:31 -0400
Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.