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Air rage is taking off around the world, say airlines

Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday. Continue reading ? The post Air rage is taking off around the world, say airlines appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

7 things you didn’t know about lead

Learn some interesting facts about lead, its effect on our health and how it gets in our water. Continue reading ? The post 7 things you didn’t know about lead appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where do the presidential candidates stand on guns?

The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections. Continue reading ? The post Where do the presidential candidates stand on guns? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Here’s who’s seen Trump’s tax returns (and it’s not just his accountant)

While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, he has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Continue reading ? The post Here’s who’s seen Trump’s tax returns (and it’s not just his accountant) appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Two students and a teacher wounded in South Carolina school shooting

At least two children and one teacher were injured in the shooting at Townville Elementary School in Wednesday afternoon, a coroner told Greenville News. Continue reading ? The post Two students and a teacher wounded in South Carolina school shooting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

After the recession, entrepreneurs are on the rebound, study says

Men still vastly outnumber women 10-to-1 across industrialized nations, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Continue reading ? The post After the recession, entrepreneurs are on the rebound, study says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Congress reaches deal to keep government running, help Flint and fight Zika

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. Continue reading ? The post Congress reaches deal to keep government running, help Flint and fight Zika appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

This lab uses coffee grounds to extract lead and other toxins from water

Though still in its prototype phase, this coffee-infused foam might clear the worst levels of lead contamination found in places like Flint, Michigan within a few hours. Continue reading ? The post This lab uses coffee grounds to extract lead and other toxins from water appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

FBI building database that tracks police use of deadly force, Comey says

The database is intended to capture how often police officers kill citizens in the line of duty and to correct a record-keeping gap that Comey said has resulted in uninformed conversations, based on anecdotes and not facts, about use of force. Continue reading ? The post FBI building database that tracks police use of deadly force, Comey says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Thousands of Saudi women advocate for end of male guardianship laws

More than 14,000 Saudi women have signed a petition advocating for an end to their country’s male guardianship laws. In Saudi Arabia, women are required to have male consent to travel outside the country. Without permission from a father, brother, … Continue reading ? The post Thousands of Saudi women advocate for end of male guardianship laws appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senate overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate has rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers. Continue reading ? The post Senate overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Black man fatally shot by San Diego-area police was not holding a weapon

A police officer in a San Diego suburb shot and killed an unarmed black man Tuesday, after the 30-year-old drew an object and took a “shooting stance,” El Cajon, California, authorities said. Continue reading ? The post Black man fatally shot by San Diego-area police was not holding a weapon appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers, dies at age 93

Israeli statesman and its stalwart defender Shimon Peres, who suffered a stroke two weeks ago, died Wednesday in a Tel Aviv area hospital. He was 93. Continue reading ? The post Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers, dies at age 93 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

For many women, watching Trump interrupt Clinton 51 times was unnerving but familiar

For more than 90 minutes on a national stage, women said Trump subjected the first female presidential candidate from a major party to indignities they experience from men daily, in the workplace and beyond. Continue reading ? The post For many women, watching Trump interrupt Clinton 51 times was unnerving but familiar appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Baby born from 3 parents a victory for new, controversial procedure

The first baby born via a technique that mixes DNA from three parents raises familiar questions about regulatory loopholes and genetics. Continue reading ? The post Baby born from 3 parents a victory for new, controversial procedure appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Man who destroyed artifacts in Mali gets nine years in prison

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced an Islamic militant to nine years in prison for destroying artifacts and religious buildings in Timbuktu, Mali. Continue reading ? The post Man who destroyed artifacts in Mali gets nine years in prison appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Colombian president signs historic peace deal with FARC rebels. What’s next?

It was a historic moment: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shaking hands after signing a peace agreement on Monday with Rodrigo Londono, the FARC rebel leader once hunted in the jungles of Colombia. Continue reading ? The post Colombian president signs historic peace deal with FARC rebels. What’s next? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

With pot on the ballot, states weigh how to police stoned drivers

In five states this fall -- California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts -- voters will be deciding whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use. Continue reading ? The post With pot on the ballot, states weigh how to police stoned drivers appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Maine governor’s claim that 90 percent of drug dealers are ‘black or Hispanic’ is unsubstantiated

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday released his informal documentation on drug arrests and they don't back up his claim that out-of-state blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of Maine's trafficking arrests for heroin and similar drugs. Show More Summary

Where do the presidential candidates stand on Social Security?

The Associated Press is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one looks at Social Security. Continue reading ? The post Where do the presidential candidates stand on Social Security? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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