Where is Darren Wilson?
The Ferguson police officer remains out of sight as the grand jury decision looms.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:52 -0500
Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings from proceeding. The order was another victory for gay marriage advocates after a federal judge in Montana on Wednesday struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. "We're really thrilled," said Jeff Ayers, board chairman of South Carolina Equality. "This proves that all the way to the highest court, these were our rights from the beginning. ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:41:40 -0500
Obama to offer immigration relief to about 4.7 million: source
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is slated to announce on Thursday that he will offer relief from the threat of deportation to about 4.4 million undocumented people who are parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, according to a source briefed by the administration. Obama also will announce an expansion of a program that allows children illegally brought to the United States by their parents to stay in the country - a move that could offer relief to an additional 270,000 people, the source said. ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:10:57 -0500
Alumnus shot dead after wounding three at Florida State University
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and carrying extra ammunition in his pockets, a Florida State University graduate opened fire early on Thursday at his alma mater's main library, wounding two students and an employee as hundreds were studying for exams. The shooter, identified by authorities as Myron May, 31, was fatally shot by police near the entrance to Florida State's Strozier Library, the latest in a string of shootings on U.S. campuses, which left one victim critically wounded. ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:30:15 -0500
Traveler from Mali tested for Ebola at New York hospital
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A traveler from Mali was being tested for Ebola infection on Thursday at Bellevue Hospital, with results expected later in the day, health officials in New York City said. Due to the patient's symptoms and travel history, the person has been placed in isolation, the officials said in a statement. The officials gave few details about the person. "An individual who came to the United States from Mali, a country with limited Ebola transmission, was taken to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center today," the statement said. ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:07:22 -0500
Matt Bai: Uber, Gruber and underlying truth
Social media routinely ruins good reputations by magnifying a few clumsy words beyond all proportion. Except, you know, when it doesn't really do that at all.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:47:06 -0500
Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man
Washington (AFP) - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:34:04 -0500
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