Officials in Philadelphia are looking at the idea of using drones to aid in public safety and improve government services, including aiding emergency crews in handling fires, storms and other dangerous conditions.
By Hilary Russ ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - Inside the dimly lit Moose Lodge 216 last September in Atlantic City, Frank D'Alonzo discussed a few of the ideas he has heard over the years to revitalize the cash-strapped New Jersey gambling hub. Brimming with promise but ground down by poverty, Atlantic City is trying to reinvent itself even as it teeters on the edge of fiscal ruin.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against DeVry University, run by DeVry Education Group Inc, accusing it of deceiving students about post-graduate job prospects. DeVry Education's share price dropped as low as $19.18 on news of the FTC lawsuit but recovered to $19.82 in midafternoon, down about 16.5 percent from Wednesday's opening trades. The FTC accused the school of being deceptive in saying that 90 percent of DeVry graduates found work in their field within six months of graduation.
Naghmeh Abedini previously said in a message to supporters that became public last fall that her husband had been abusive and suffered from a pornography addiction. Naghmeh Abedini said on Wednesday that her husband, freed earlier this month, had threatened the end of their marriage.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thirty years after the Concord High School class of '86 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart on live TV, a number of them have gone into teaching — and some wonder if, indirectly, the tragedy affected them enough that they wanted to make a difference, as she did.
A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday over whether a high school in Virginia should be ordered to allow a transgendered student to use the boys’ bathroom, even though he was born a biological female. The student, Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old junior at Gloucester High School, is suing the Gloucester County School Board over its restroom policy. Joshua Block, the lead attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which brought the case, told the three-judge panel the policy violated constitutional guarantees of equal protection, and Title IX, the federal law that bars sexual discrimination.
A Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple to "defend Islam" had first wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The FBI arrested the leaders of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks during a traffic stop that left one dead. Here is a rundown of what happened and what it means:
The Oregon nature preserve being occupied by an armed anti-government group was surrounded by law-enforcement agents Wednesday, a day after one of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others, including the group's leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested.
"Reports indicate fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after payment cards were legitimately used at some restaurants," Wendy's spokesman Bob Bertini told Reuters in an email statement. Large retailers such as Target Corp and Home Depot Inc have been victims of security breaches in recent years.