Society

  • Median U.S. Household Income Sets Record in 2016
    Us_census_bureau 2017-09-13 18:28:17 UTC
    SEPT. 12, 2017 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points. At the same time, the percentage of people w...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Refugees Are Not Welcomed
    U.s._supreme_court-_refugees_are_not_welcomed 2017-09-13 00:29:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump administratio...
  • Equifax Hack Exposes Data of Up to 143 Million Customers
    Equifax_data_breach 2017-09-08 17:21:16 UTC
    By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of ...
  • Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for U.S. nuclear industry since Fukushima
    Irma_powers_toward_florida__leaving_behind_devastation 2017-09-10 05:44:33 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma will pose the toughest test yet for U.S. nuclear power plants since reactors strengthened their defenses against natural disasters following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. Irma was on course ...
  • This Weather is Not Normal
    Weather_not_normal_irma 2017-09-07 17:23:06 UTC
    The days leading up to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas last week were some of the most nerve-wracking in meteorological history. Forecasters watched helplessly as a true monster storm—one that would eventually become the most extreme rain eve...
  • Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
    Warren_medicare_for_all 2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
    Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...
  • Melting Permafrost Unlocks Carbon, Disease
    Melting_permafrost 2017-09-06 16:58:53 UTC
    The consequences of climate change are perhaps most weirdly expressed in the Arctic. A recent <a href="https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting" >article by Brian Resnick of Vox.com</a> explores the changes to Arctic permafrost...
  • Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
    Trump_goes_after_immigrant_children 2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to...
  • Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
    Hurricane_irma_update 2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot...
  • Majority of Americans say Trump 'tearing the country apart'
    Trump_tearing_country_apart 2017-08-31 20:03:50 UTC
    Fifty-six percent of voters say they believe President Donald Trump is “tearing the country apart” instead of drawing people together, according to a new Fox News poll released Wednesday. While the findings are sharply divided along partisan li...
  • Means and Ends of Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter
    Blm_supports_free_speech 2017-08-31 15:03:29 UTC
    As protesters clash in occasionally violent street confrontations that spread via online video, provoking emotional conversations that could touch almost anyone on Facebook or Twitter, millions of Americans feel pressure to pick a side, to support...
  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the te...
  • Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
    Hurricane_harvey_shuts_down_texas_oil_refineries-_weeks_to_recover 2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
    The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices. ...
  • Houston Police Chief Worried: 'How Many Bodies'
    Houston_police_chief_worried-_'how_many_bodies'_ 2017-08-29 15:16:10 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Har...
  • Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
    Global_warming_worsened_the_impact_of_hurricane_harvey 2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
    <blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey? There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than hal...
  • White Nationalist Fired, Police Never Moved
    Charlottesville-shooter 2017-08-28 19:46:45 UTC
    The New York times put a piece up on Friday reporting that a <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/us/charlottesville-protest-police.html?_r=0">white nationalist wearing a bullet proof vest fired a handgun while state police, feet away, did ...
  • Houston Residents Reel as Water Levels Continue to Rise
    Houston_residents_reel_as_water_levels_continue_to_rise_ 2017-08-28 16:12:06 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoi...
  • Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
    Houston_flooded_as_texas_battles_'unprecedented'_weather 2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
    HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region. Harvey came a...
  • Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm
    Hurricane_harvey_slammed_into_the_texas_coast_as_a_category_4_storm 2017-08-26 04:07:19 UTC
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles (209 km) per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The hur...
  • Vitamins B6 and B12 Supplements Linked to Cancer in Men
    709px-vitaminb12.svg 2017-08-25 17:57:35 UTC
    (The Atlantic) Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As The Dr. Oz Show has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t need a...
  • Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
    Trump's_'heritage'_talk_echoes_recruitment_of_skinheads 2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
    (Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
  • White Nationalist Interviewed by Vice On C’Ville Turns Himself In To Police
    Chantwell-vice 2017-08-24 18:15:13 UTC
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Police report a white nationali...
  • 1 in 6 Americans say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views: Poll
    Key_un_panel_warns_us_over_'alarming'_racism__as_it_did_with_iraq_and_burundi 2017-08-24 17:00:16 UTC
    1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views. according to a new poll. This subgroup splits evenly in approving and disapproving of Trump’s response to the protests — and appr...
  • Police Disperse Protestors at Trump's Phoenix Rally
    Phoenix-trump-protestors 2017-08-23 16:06:32 UTC
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said. Police have not given an estimate of the...
  • Charlottesville Witness Becomes Fake News Story
    Charlottesville-protests 2017-08-22 19:47:07 UTC
    Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally i...