Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower Unemployment
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:38:06 -0400
A close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.
Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:42:16 -0400
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends.
Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:31:34 -0400
Nationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.
Deadly landslide in southwestern China
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:39:36 -0400
Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby.
Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:56:41 -0400
A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.
Donald Trump defies calls to appoint envoy to combat anti-Semitism around the world
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:44:01 -0400
Donald Trump has defied calls to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism across the world despite growing pressure from Jewish groups and Congress. The two remaining staffers in the US State Department's office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism are reportedly set to be reassigned next month, which will leave the branch completely unstaffed after 1 July. President Trump is legally required to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position created under former president George W. Bush.
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:55:15 -0400
Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will be jetting in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and a gaggle of journalists will greet the VIPs as LH8415 pulls to a stop on the tarmac of Schoenefeld airport.
Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:58:18 -0400
'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.
California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:11:26 -0400
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.
Full Sanders Interview: Obamacare 'Has Problems' But Can Be Fixed
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:13:23 -0400
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview to discuss Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal plan.