• Maryland Nov 26, 2019

    Maryland Ahead of Schedule Replacing Controversial Guardrails

    The state of Maryland says it is months ahead of schedule in its efforts to remove a controversial guardrail from its roads.

  • Associated Press Nov 24, 2019

    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 Nov 24, 2019

    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 Nov 14, 2019

    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 Nov 5, 2019

    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 Sep 15, 2020

    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 Oct 21, 2019

    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 Oct 12, 2019

    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 Oct 10, 2019

    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 Oct 4, 2019

    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. Oct 3, 2019

    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 Oct 3, 2019

    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 Oct 3, 2019

    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 Sep 27, 2019

    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 Sep 27, 2019

    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 Sep 24, 2019

    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 Sep 18, 2019

    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 Sep 12, 2019

    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...

  • Maryland Nov 4, 2019

    Principal Speaks on Barring Pregnant Student From Graduation

  • Chief Aug 29, 2019

    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...

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