Society

  • Multiple fatalities in Texas high school shooting
    Multiple_fatalities_in_texas_high_school_shooting 2018-05-18 17:33:22 UTC
    (Reuters) - Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February. The l...
  • Yale: Officers admonished white student for calling police on black student
    Yale-_officers_admonished_white_student_for_calling_police_on_black_student 2018-05-10 19:22:27 UTC
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University police officers who responded to a call about a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in the common area of a campus residence admonished the white student who reported it, a university administrator ...
  • Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
    Nationwide_survey-_most_americans_are_considered_lonely 2018-05-07 21:17:48 UTC
    Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden — Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a...
  • Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
    Court-_us_government_can%e2%80%99t_block_immigrant_teens_from_abortion 2018-03-31 06:21:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. A judge issued an order Friday...
  • California Judge Rules Coffee Sellers Should Post Cancer Warnings
    California_judge_says_coffee_sellers_should_post_cancer_warnings 2018-03-30 08:53:52 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a chemical produced in the bea...
  • Fox Host Faces Ad Boycott After Bullying Parkland Student
    Fox_host_faces_ad_boycott_after_bullying_parkland_student 2018-03-29 17:42:58 UTC
    The right-wing propaganda giant Fox News host Laura Ingraham's put-down of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg as a whiny high school kid has prompted him to mount something more potent than a whine — a call for an ad boycott, which has already ...
  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In ...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Against US Gun Lobby
    Hundreds_of_thousands_against_us_gun_lobby 2018-03-24 23:07:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month’s Florida school massacre rallied in cities across the country on Saturday to demand tighter gun laws. Carrying signs with slogans such as “If they choose guns o...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona's plea to stop issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants
    U.s._supreme_court_rejects_arizona's_plea_to_stop_issuing_driver's_licenses_to_young_immigrants 2018-03-19 16:40:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to provide driver’s licenses to the so-called Dreamers immigrants and refused to hear the state’s challenge to an Obama-era program. The case centered on the D...
  • Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
    Un_report-_finland_world's_happiest_country__us_among_unhappiest 2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
    The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries. Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was N...
  • 'We want change, we don't feel safe in schools anymore'
    'we_want_change__we_don't_feel_safe_in_schools_anymore' 2018-03-14 18:09:57 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like “We want change” in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Fl...
  • Listeriosis outbreak kills 180 people in South Africa
    Listeriosis_outbreak_kills_180_people_in_south_africa 2018-03-05 20:37:17 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Officials have said the outbreak was linked to contaminated sausage and warned South Africans not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat. The UN said the listeria outbreak is believed to be the largest-ever worldwide...
  • US Couples Take Weapons to Church
    Us_couples_take_weapons_to_church 2018-03-01 08:05:25 UTC
    Many Americans believe US school shootings do not justify stricter gun laws in a country where firearms are linked to more than 30,000 deaths annually. Worshippers clutched rifles and donned crowns made of rounds of bullets, as they exchanged o...
  • US armed teacher arrested after firing gunshot in classroom
    Us_armed_teacher_arrested_after_firing_gunshot_in_classroom 2018-02-28 20:29:39 UTC
    (Reuters) - An armed high school teacher in Georgia barricaded himself alone inside his classroom, then fired a gunshot when the principal tried to force open the door, but no one was seriously injured, police said after the instructor was arreste...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trump Over 'DACA' Immigrants
    Apple__gm__best_buy_join_dreamers_coalition_lobby_on_daca 2018-02-26 18:07:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to President Donald Trump, requiring his administration to maintain protections he has sought to end for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally into the United ...
  • Students take on NRA: Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun control
    Students_take_on_nra-_now_is_exactly_the_right_time_to_talk_about_gun_control 2018-02-25 09:03:34 UTC
    (Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg’s classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midter...
  • US President Trump Wants Armed Teachers in Schools
    Us_president_trump_wants_armed_teachers_in_schools 2018-02-22 06:50:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming tea...
  • Time for action: Students walk out for gun control
    Florida's_students_urge_lawmakers_to_act_on_gun-control_laws 2018-02-21 17:48:05 UTC
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state’s Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It’s time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawm...
  • George & Amal Clooney to join student march for gun control
    George_and_amal_clooney_to_join_students_marching_for_gun_control 2018-02-20 23:23:11 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney and his wife said on Tuesday they are donating $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington and will walk with students in support of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high ...
  • Florida's students urge lawmakers to act on gun-control laws
    Florida's_students_urge_lawmakers_to_act_on_gun-control_laws 2018-02-20 04:43:56 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students pla...
  • Florida students to lawmakers and Trump: 'Shame on you'
    Florida_students_to_lawmakers_and_trump-_'shame_on_you' 2018-02-18 08:49:13 UTC
    Victims of the recent Florida school shooting have called out politicians for their lack of action after yet another deadly massacre. "Shame on you!" the students said to Trump, NRA and U.S. lawmakers. Thousands of students, parents and gun con...
  • Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
    Us_supreme_court_will_decide_if_it_accepts_trump's_daca_appeal 2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...
  • Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
    Appeals_court-_trump_latest_travel_ban_is_unconstitutional 2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday In a 9...
  • US teenager shoots and kills at least 17 in a Florida high school
    Us_teenager_shoots_and_kills_at_least_17_in_a_florida_high_school 2018-02-15 08:05:51 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, auth...
  • Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
    Cape_town%e2%80%99s_critical_water_shortages_disaster_plan_%e2%80%9cday_zero%e2%80%9d 2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half ...