Category: U.S. News

Tax Season 2017 Dates

Dreading Tax Season? Here’s What You Need to Know for 2017

It’s a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your 2017 taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says to expect a few changes when the nation’s individual income tax filing season opens on Jan....

/ January 16, 2017

Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years

Goodbye to death-defying feats…daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze…whip-wielding lion tamers…and human cannonballs. Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming down…for good. On Saturday, officials of the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum...

/ January 15, 2017

Supreme Court Takes Up Controversial Muslim Detention Suit

Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. “I don’t think I deserved it,” Abbasi said during a telephone...

/ January 15, 2017
Citizens Shocked by Short Sanction for Dallas Police Officer

Citizens Shocked by Short Sanction for Dallas Police Officer

A white Texas policeman was suspended without pay for 10 days, but will not be fired, after an incident in which he was caught on video wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground, Fort Worth Police Chief...

/ January 12, 2017

[VIDEO] Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Appears in Court

The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport answered questions in a clear voice Monday as he was appointed public defenders and told he could face the death penalty. Esteban Santiago, 26,...

/ January 10, 2017
Grace Packer, Sara Packer

[SHOCKING] Mom Accused in Teen’s Brutal Murder Was Child Welfare Worker

A woman charged with killing and dismembering her adoptive daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy she and her boyfriend shared had previously worked as an adoption supervisor for a children’s welfare agency, authorities said Monday. Sara Packer worked as...

/ January 10, 2017
Esteban Santiago-FLL-Shooting

Brother of FLL Shooting Suspect: Government Failed Him

The brother of a man accused of killing five people at a Florida airport questioned Saturday why his brother was allowed to keep his gun after U.S. authorities knew he’d become increasingly paranoid and was hearing voices. Esteban Santiago, 26,...

/ January 9, 2017

BREAKING: Manhunt for Cop Killer Underway in Orlando

An Orlando police sergeant was shot and killed Monday after approaching a suspect wanted for questioning in the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. A second law enforcement officer was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to a massive manhunt...

/ January 9, 2017
Chicago hate crime suspects

Judge Rebukes Suspects in Beating of Disabled Chicago Man

A judge rebuked four black people accused of beating a mentally disabled white man and broadcasting the attack on Facebook, sternly asking, “Where was your sense of decency?” before denying their attorneys’ pleas to set bail so they might be...

/ January 8, 2017

[Video] US Army Vet Arrested in Ft Lauderdale Airport Shooting (Viewer Discretion Advised)

An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding...

/ January 8, 2017