Society

  • Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
    Zimbabweans_of_european_ethnic_origin_returns_to_seized_land 2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles. He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former wor...
  • Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state
    Pierce_county_sheriff_says_'there_were_some_fatalities'_after_amtrak_train_derailment_in_washington_state 2017-12-18 17:35:38 UTC
    Pierce County sheriff says 'there were some fatalities' after Amtrak train derailment in Washington state. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of th...
  • Brexit: Majority of Britons don't want to leave the EU
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2017-12-17 19:26:31 UTC
    As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union. A poll conducted by the BMG Research group ...
  • UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...
  • A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty
    A_jury_has_found_jose_ines_garcia_zarate_not_guilty 2017-12-01 01:04:11 UTC
    San Francisco — A jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty in the July 2015 death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. He was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen and undocumented immigra...
  • Historic Wrong: Tearful Justin Trudeau Apologizes to First Nations People
    'historic_wrong'-_tearful_justin_trudeau_apologizes_to_first_nations_people 2017-11-27 05:42:42 UTC
    The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to First Nations people in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for abuse at assimilation-oriented schools. The system of boarding schools operated until 1980. Trudeau issued a swee...
  • A homeless man receives more than $325,000 in charitable pledges for his generosity
    A_homeless_man_receives_more_than__325_000_in_charitable_pledges_for_his_generosity 2017-11-24 22:29:56 UTC
    (Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity. Kate McClure, 27, la...
  • TV networks fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent US interviewers
    Tv_networks_fired_charlie_rose__one_of_the_most_prominent_us_interviewers 2017-11-21 19:46:28 UTC
    (Reuters) - CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women. PBS and Bloo...
  • Mass murderer Charles Manson died at age 83
    Mass_murderer_charles_manson_died_sunday_at_age_83 2017-11-20 17:58:25 UTC
    Manson and members of his "family" of followers were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area in August 1969. Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite ...
  • 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...