Society

  • US Gun Violence: Massacre at Texas Baptist Church
    Shooting_at_texas_church_with_multiple_fatalities_and_injuries 2017-11-06 04:07:20 UTC
    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a...
  • The Link Between Martin Luther King Jr. and German Reformer
    The_link_between_martin_luther_king_jr._and_german_reformer 2017-11-01 11:00:35 UTC
    <blockquote>When Martin Luther King Jr. brought his civil rights campaign to Chicago, then the US's second largest city, in the summer of 1966, he took a page out of his German namesake's book and attached his demands for fair and open housing to ...
  • House of Cards Season 6 Suspended after Kevin Spacey Allegation
    House_of_cards_season_6_suspended_after_kevin_spacey_allegation 2017-11-01 05:46:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc indefinitely halted production of political drama “House of Cards” on Tuesday following an allegation of sexual misconduct against series star Kevin Spacey. Producer Media Rights Capital and Netflix “have dec...
  • 29-year-old man carried out the attack in the name of ISIS
    Nyc-_29-year-old_suspect_had_carried_out_the_attack_in_the_name_of_isis 2017-11-01 02:57:49 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man driving a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what authorities said was...
  • NYC Shooting: Vehicle Striking People in Lower Manhattan
    Nyc_shooting-_vehicle_striking_people_in_lower_manhattan_-_lower_manhattan__new_york_city__the_home_depot__tribeca__wpix 2017-11-01 03:11:43 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - 8 people were killed and numerous others injured in New York City on Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle drove down a bike path that runs alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan, police said. <hr><a href="http://global-gathe...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Transgender Military ban
    Donald_trump_plays_a_dangerous_game_on_iran_nuclear_agreement_ 2017-10-30 18:53:19 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating ...
  • Conspiracy Against US: Trump aide Paul Manafort charged
    Conspiracy_against_us-_trump_aide_paul_manafort_charged 2017-10-30 16:24:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, was indicted on charges of money laundering and conspiracy against the United States, the most serious step yet in a special counsel investigation into Rus...
  • What happens to your body when it's donated to science
    Lucrative_business_with_donated_bodies_of_americans_to_science 2017-10-24 20:19:03 UTC
    When Americans leave their bodies to science, they are also donating to commerce: Cadavers and body parts, especially those of the poor, are sold in a thriving and largely unregulated market. Since it's not regulated by a federal agency, there...
  • Insurance company to 9-month-old boy: Too expensive to keep you alive
    Insurance_company_to_9-month-old_boy-_too_expensive_to_keep_you_alive 2017-10-18 20:55:06 UTC
    A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.” ‘Dear Connor Richardson,” the letter said...
  • California wildfires: at least 1000 missing persons, 41 dead
    California_wildfires-_at_least_1_000_missing_persons___26_dead 2017-10-16 19:26:20 UTC
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hu...
  • California Wildfires: 41 People Lost Their Lives
    21_people_lost_their_lives_in_california_wildfires 2017-10-17 22:53:24 UTC
    Santa Cruz, Sausalito (California) — Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the ...
  • Guns on campus: Student pulled out a gun, shot an officer in Texas
    Texas_campus-_student_pulled_out_a_gun__shot_an_officer_in_the_head 2017-10-10 06:41:04 UTC
    TEXAS/ Lubbock (Reuters) - A student shot a police officer to death at Texas Tech University in Lubbock on Monday, and the campus was placed on lockdown before the suspect was arrested, officials said. Texas Tech police went to check on the wel...
  • Thousands Flee Deadly Wildfires in California Wine Country
    Thousands_flee_deadly_wildfires_in_california_wine_country 2017-10-17 22:03:51 UTC
    Santa Cruz, Sausalito (California) — Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the ...
  • Trump Is Not Serious About 'Dreamer' Deal
    Trump_is_not_serious_about_'dreamer'_deal 2017-10-09 08:31:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as “Dreamers” brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration dea...
  • Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
    Christopher_columbus_crimes_against_humanity 2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
    Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation: "The permanent arrival of Europeans to ...
  • Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
    Trump's_nationalistic_america_sees_anti-fascist_movement_rising 2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
    On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushe...
  • The Culture of Violence in America
    The_culture_of_violence_in_america 2017-10-03 18:18:52 UTC
    The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence. Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it. Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less da...
  • US gun violence: 59 killed, 515 wounded at Las Vegas concert
    U.s._gun_violence-_58_killed__515_wounded_at_las_vegas_concert 2017-10-03 05:35:15 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history before killing himself. The...
  • Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at the Mansion
    Playboy_magazine_founder_hugh_hefner_dies_at_the_mansion 2017-09-28 07:45:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises sai...
  • Betsy DeVos Rolls Back Protections for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors
    Betsy_devos_title_nine_rollback 2017-09-23 18:14:24 UTC
    Betsy DeVos was right. When it comes to sexual assault on college campuses, “we must do better,” she said in a speech earlier this month at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. <hr><strong><a href="https://www.vox.com/policy...
  • California protects immigrants and resists Trump by becoming a 'Sanctuary State'
    California_protects_immigrants_and_resists_trump_by_becoming_a_sanctuary_state 2017-09-16 18:43:59 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to become a sanctuary state, tussled over hot-button environmental issues and urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission as their ...
  • Protests in St. Louis Over Cop's Acquittal
    St_louis_protest 2017-09-16 15:38:07 UTC
    ST. LOUIS — Hundreds of people protesting the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of black man several years ago marched for hours in mostly peaceful demonstrations, until a broken window at the mayor's home ...
  • British Police Arrest 18 year old in London Train Bombing
    British_police_arrest_18_year_old_in_london_train_bombing 2017-09-16 16:40:41 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police hunting those behind a bomb which injured 29 people on a London train on Friday said they had arrested an 18-year-old man in a small town outside London on Saturday. “We have made a significant arrest in our in...
  • Nation Weather Service Takes Active Role in Preparing for Disasters
    National_weather_service 2017-09-13 14:26:49 UTC
    COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey...
  • Residents Return to Irma-ravaged Florida Keys
    Irma_florida_keys 2017-09-13 13:57:10 UTC
    Andy Sullivan ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins. ...