Category Archives: CNN – US

Texas A&M’s new program opens the door to college education for students with disabilities

Texas A&M’s new program opens the door to college education for students with disabilities

Even as universities strive to become more inclusive places, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities still have often found the door to higher education closed to them. But Texas A&M University has launched the state’s first inclusive, four-year postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is called Aggie ACHIEVE; and while…MORE

Report: 13 Philadelphia officers expected to be fired for social media posts

Report: 13 Philadelphia officers expected to be fired for social media posts

The Philadelphia Police Department is expected to begin the process of firing police officers whose racist or offensive social media posts were discovered online, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Sources told the newspaper as many as 13 officers will be suspended with intent to dismiss beginning Friday, though it is not immediately…MORE

Jeffrey Epstein must remain in jail until his trial on sex trafficking charges, judge rules

Jeffrey Epstein must remain in jail until his trial on sex trafficking charges, judge rules

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, to remain in jail pending trial, rejecting the multimillionaire’s request to return to his Upper East Side mansion. “The government’s application for continued remand is hereby granted,” US District Court Judge Richard Berman said. He described Epstein’s…MORE

Report: Border patrol agent in Texas accused of harassing migrant child’s mother

Report: Border patrol agent in Texas accused of harassing migrant child’s mother

A US Border Patrol agent from Clint, Texas is accused of using Facebook to harass the mother of a 12-year-old migrant child who was in custody, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. According to the report, “a U.S. Border Patrol agent allegedly sought out an undocumented Guatemalan woman living in California, sent her Facebook messages and…MORE

Attorneys for alleged Harvey Weinstein victim will do ‘everything in their power’ to fight tentative $44 million settlement

Attorneys for alleged Harvey Weinstein victim will do ‘everything in their power’ to fight tentative $44 million settlement

Attorneys for one of Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual misconduct victims say they will do everything in their power to oppose a tentative $44 million settlement agreed to in May by attorneys representing claims against Weinstein, his company and former associates. Attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer, who represent an alleged Weinstein victim, released a…MORE

Protesters call for justice for Eric Garner on anniversary of his death

Protesters call for justice for Eric Garner on anniversary of his death

Protesters rallied in New York Wednesday on the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, an African-American father who died after officers tried to apprehend him five years ago. The rallies took place a day after the Justice Department said it was declining to bring federal charges against New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who…MORE

US Army recruiter arrested in sexual exploitation of minor case

US Army recruiter arrested in sexual exploitation of minor case

A U.S. Army recruiter living in the Denver area was arrested on suspicion of felony internet exploitation of a child and felony internet luring, authorities said Tuesday. Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Lee Hardcastle was taken into custody Monday at his home in Colorado. An Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department tweet accused him of soliciting girls for…MORE

Question of the Day

July 18

Q: Astronauts say space smells like a combination of diesel fuel and this common food smell… A: Barbeque

July 17

Q: Scientists have studied this rock star’s DNA to try to figure out how he has survived despite years of substance and alcohol abuse… A: Ozzy Osbourne

July 16

Q: A study says eating 2-servings of this every week could help elderly people avoid cognitive impairment… A: Mushrooms