America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health cri...
Daughter died in a windowless room where her parents locked her up for 15 years
2017-12-28 22:14:21 UTC
JAPAN, OSAKA – A couple who were arrested after the death of their 33-year-old daughter have confessed to confining her in a tiny room for around 15 years because, they said, she had a form of mental illness that made her violent, according to pol...
UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden re...
Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday.
In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle.
Vietnam to evacuate a million people as typhoon approaches
2017-12-25 19:34:46 UTC
HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 p...
Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jeru...
Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday.
, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect f...
Zimbabweans of European Origin Return 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Transgender Military ban
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
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
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
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...