Society

  • 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. ...
  • 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...