U.S. military operations killed approximately 500 civilians in 2017, as President Donald Trump took command of the Pentagon and U.S. troops pursued the Islamic State and other militants overseas, a report made public on Friday found. In a new study mandated by Congress, the Defense Department said it considered allegations about those incidents, which took place in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, to be credible after an internal review. Another 169 civilians were reported injured.
A 64-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week in Ohio.
Facebook is discontinuing its troubled "trending" section, the social network announced Friday. The section, which launched in 2014, was designed to help people quickly find interesting topics on Facebook. But Alex Hardiman, the company's head of news products, said in a blog post that users are shifting to consuming news on their phones and through video. "So we're exploring new ways to help people stay informed about timely, breaking news that matters to them, while making sure the news they see on Facebook is from trustworthy and quality sources," she said.
WASHINGTON - A top North Korean official arrived at the White House on Friday, June 1, and planned to deliver President Donald Trump a letter from dictator Kim Jong Un, as the two sides scrambled to reinstate a nuclear summit between the leaders this month.
Teachers seeking higher pay and more school funding walked out of classrooms in half a dozen states this year. Now, three national polls report that most Americans agree that educators don't earn enough. And two of the surveys found that at least half of Americans said they would pay higher taxes to raise educator salaries. The national polls were conducted by the New York Times, the Associated Press and NPR, and each found that Americans overwhelmingly believe public school teachers are underpaid.
A highly respected National Park Service executive who engineered the reopening of the Statue of Liberty after the 2001 terrorist attacks and settled the contentious issue of snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park announced his retirement Friday, June 1, as Interior Department officials consider a proposal to reassign him to Washington.
Shane Merrill lives in a small town in South Dakota that's 1,400 miles from Wall Street, but he watches the numbers as avidly as the traders. Merrill isn't an investment manager. He's a family farmer. Right now, as he drives a tractor and planter to get soybeans in the ground, he's also checking financial news on his smartphone. He's worried, he says, about interest rates shooting up.
Roseanne Barr said she pleaded with network brass to save her show before ABC canceled it in the wake of an offensive and racist tweet by her earlier this week. In several tweets that have since been deleted (a pattern for the comedian in recent days), she described a conversation with Disney/ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood before the announcement on Tuesday, May 29, that the hit show "Roseanne" would not return for a second season.
WASHINGTON - A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year.
Trump administration officials are making plans to order grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear plants in an effort to extend their life, a move that could represent an unprecedented intervention into U.S. energy markets.