Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:07:48 GMT Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues' - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press....... [read more]
Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:10:27 GMT Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future - HAVANA (AP) -- Raul Castro turned over Cuba's presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island....... [read more]
Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:35:49 GMT Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation....... [read more]
Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:16:06 GMT 10 Things to Know for Friday - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...... [read more]
Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:30:34 GMT Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday - NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources....... [read more]
Published: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:29:46 GMT Video shows a horde of seals off Chatham - A Norwell man has taken stunning video of the horde of seals that has taken up residence on Monomoy Island, the seal haven off Chatham at the outer elbow of Cape Cod... [read more]
Published: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:22:27 EDT Manafort Jury to Begin Deliberations - Paul Manafortâ€™s defense lawyers said prosecutors cherry-picked innocent mistakes to paint a picture of fraud, countering the governmentâ€™s contention that Mr. Manafort was a liar who cheated on his taxes and bank loans. ... [read more]
Published: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:30:53 EDT Trump Says Tariffs Will Rescue U.S. Steel Industry - President Trump said in an interview that his steel tariffs, on China and other countries, are saving an iconic American industry that was in danger of closing. Many business officials, economists and some Republicans disagree.... [read more]
Published: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:07:00 +0000 When Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights -
by Blake Paterson
As the midterm elections approach, Republican state officials and lawmakers have stepped up efforts to block students from voting in their college towns. Republicans in Texas pushed through a law last year requiring voters to carry one of seven forms of photo identification, including handgun licenses but excluding student IDs. In June, the GOP-controlled legislature in North Carolina approved ear... [read more]
Published: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Whatâ€™s Your Experience With the Americans With Disabilities Act? We Want to Know. -
by Ian MacDougall and Claire Perlman
We know that the rules protecting people with disabilities are facing government scrutiny. Late last year, for example, the Justice Department scrapped guidelines that help builders, architects and business owners keep compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What we donâ€™t know is what thatâ€™s meant for people. What has it meant for people with disabilities whose ... [read more]
Published: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:38:00 +0000 Illinois Lawmakers Search for Solutions for Children Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals -
by Duaa Eldeib and Jerrel Floyd
Illinois lawmakers Tuesday heard testimony from nearly a dozen doctors and child welfare advocates describing circumstances facing children who languish in psychiatric hospitals even after they had been cleared for discharge â€” circumstances so harrowing that some children chose jail over another night at a psychiatric facility.
State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Democrat from Deerfield,... [read more]
Published: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:40:00 +0000 ProPublica Named Finalist for 10 ONA Awards -
The Online News Association has named ProPublica a finalist for 10 Online Journalism Awards. The ONA Awards honor excellence in digital storytelling and distribution. The finalists are:
ProPublica for general excellence in online journalism.
Lost Mothers, a series in collaboration with NPR on the maternal mortality crisis in the U.S., for the Knight Award for Public Service.
Our immersive news game ... [read more]
Published: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:20:00 +0000 Defense Inspector General to Investigate Militaryâ€™s Toxic Open Burning -
by Abrahm Lustgarten
The Department of Defenseâ€™s internal watchdog is launching an investigation into the militaryâ€™s heavily polluting practice of open burning and detonating hazardous explosive materials on its properties, as well as its frequent reliance on federal contractors to carry out that work.
The inquiry, announced Aug. 10 on the website of the departmentâ€™s Office of Inspector General, will examine... [read more]