The massive wildfire that’s burning on the northwest edge of Yosemite National Park is spreading, threatening to destroy thousands of rural homes and also posing a threat to beloved ancient sequoias.
Fewer than half of all Americans say the United States has made substantial progress in treating all races equally, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday.
The morning’s major scoop comes from The Washington Post: “The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.”
When the sentencing hearing for former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning begins today, he will face the possibility of spending many decades in prison. Manning was found guilty of 19 counts Tuesday, for giving thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.
Halliburton Energy Services Inc. will plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010 that left 11 dead and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
“The chamber of the Lincoln Memorial is shut down Friday morning because of vandalism. U.S. Park Police tell WTOP the Lincoln statue and the floor inside the memorial was splattered with green paint,” the radio station reported. “They think the vandalism occurred at about 1:30 a.m.”
As a blaze that’s already burned more than 23,000 acres draws within about two miles of Palm Springs, Calif., officials are saying it’s atop the U.S. Forest Service’s list of wildfires that need to be fought.
The Proceedings of the Royal Society politely refers to it as a “short-snouted horned dinosaur.”
As one of the world’s largest gatherings of hackers, the Def Con conference has long welcomed experts from the security industry and the U.S. government, along with academics and hackers. But this year, Def Con’s leader is asking federal workers to skip the event.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tried to abort its landing and come in for another try just 1 1/2 seconds before it crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.