The Skanner Newspaper - USA Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:35:07 -0700 MYOB en-gb (The Skanner Newspaper) Cautious Optimism Greets End of NYPD Surveillance Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats


]]> (JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press) USA Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:33 -0700
Five Things to Know About Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears 

]]> (The Associated Press) USA Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:58:42 -0700
Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women No single group will be more important to Democrats' fortunes, say White House advisers, than unmarried women


]]> (Nedra Pickler, Associated Press) USA Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:49:28 -0700
Official IDs White Supremacist as Kansas Jewish Center Attacks Suspect  

Frazier Glenn Cross is a former Ku Klux Klan leader


]]> (Maria Sudekum, Associated Press) USA Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:16:42 -0700
Obama Speech Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson in Texas

]]> (Helen Silvis) USA Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:46:43 -0700
College Visit Turns Tragic For Calif. Students A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead

]]> (Helen Silvis) USA Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:33:35 -0700
Veteran Journalist and National Association of Black Journalists Co-Founder Chuck Stone Dies Stone served as a Tuskegee airman and a journalism professor at University of North Carolina


]]> (Lisa Loving) USA Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:51:44 -0700
As Growing Demand for US Apartments Push Up Rents, Seattle’s Jump Highest A 6 percent rise in rents between 2000 and 2012 is worsened by a 13 percent drop in income among renters nationwide


]]> (Alex Veiga, AP Real Estate Writer) USA Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:40:21 -0700
Obamacare: Deadline Passed, Even the Healthy Locked Out of 2014 Policies Now The next wide-open chance to sign up comes in November


]]> (Connie Cass, Associated Press) USA Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:19:28 -0700
Senators and CIA Fight Over Plan to Release Terror Report Summary The Senate Intelligence Committee is poised to release report that slams the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods. CIA chiefs are horrified

]]> (Bradley Klapper and Stephen Braun, Associated Press) USA Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:35:56 -0700
Senate Report: Torture Didn't Lead To Bin Laden A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden 

]]> (BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press) USA Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:00 -0700
Pew Poll: Americans Reject Drug War Policies Three out of four say marijuana will be legal across USA, but 63 percent oppose public smoking.

]]> (Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press) USA Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:01:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Jury: White Officers Falsely Arrested Black Teen Jury Awards Jordan Miles $119,000 in damages for false arrest, but says officers did not use excessive force


]]> (By Joe Mandak, Associated Press ) USA Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:16:58 -0700
Missed The Health Care Deadline? It's Not Too Late If you missed the health enrollment deadlien don't despair. It's not too late to get subsidized coverage.

]]> (Connie Cass, Associated Press) USA Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:01:09 -0700
Naturalize Now – Citizenship Application to Double in Length In May, the citizenship application, called the N-400, will become twice as long, going from 10 pages to 21 pages.

]]> (By Elena Shore Special to the NNPA from New America Media) USA Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:25:51 -0700