Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian acquitted of charges related to 2015 high-speed crash that left 8 dead and hundreds injured

An Amtrak engineer has been cleared of charges related to a fatal high-speed derailment that killed eight and injured hundreds in Philadelphia in 2015. The jury acquitted the 38-year-old engineer Brandon Bostien to cause catastrophe, manslaughter and reckless endangerment after just over an hour of deliberation. On May 12, 2015, the train, which was traveling … Read more

Teaching with the New York Times: A Virtual Summit

Journalism helps us navigate a complex world, brings the truth to light, and provides analysis, insight and context to the most pressing issues of our time. At this summit for educators and librarians, The New York Times Education and Library Subscription Program brings you a series of talks featuring Times reporters, education leaders and staff … Read more

Judge blocks efforts to disqualify Cawthorn from the ballot as an ‘insurgent’

WASHINGTON — A judge on Friday blocked a new campaign challenge that sought to disqualify Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina from running for re-election by labeling him an insurgent, issuing an equally novel order that invoked a post-Civil War law who forgave Confederate soldiers and sympathizers. U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II, appointed … Read more

‘Peptoc Hotline’ offers words of hope to students

The Inspirational Messages, a series of bilingual recordings accessible by phone, went live on February 26. Dubbed the “Peptoc Hotline,” the student public art project at West Side Elementary School in Healdsburg, Calif., is designed to offer positive and encouraging mantras to help everyone through this difficult time. The number to call: 707-998-8410. The effort … Read more

Babylon school district teacher charged with alleged sex with minor in 2013

BABYLON, N.Y. (WABC) — A Babylon School District teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sex with a minor in 2013. Suffolk County Police said they were contacted in October 2021 by administrators from the Babylon Union Free School District, who reported allegations of misconduct involving district staff. During an investigation by detectives from the … Read more

Madison Cawthorn: Judge dismisses Jan. 6-based challenge to congressman’s candidacy

Wilmington, North Carolina CNN — A federal judge on Friday ended a legal challenge to the candidacy of GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn from a group of North Carolina voters and advocacy groups who claimed an ancient provision of the U.S. Constitution made him prohibited from appearing because of his role in the January 6 uprising. … Read more

Supreme Court sides with FBI in Muslim spying case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday unanimously rejected an argument that could have limited the scope of the state secrets doctrine in a case stemming from the surveillance of Muslims in Southern California in 2006. The decision came a day after judges considered another case involving the doctrine of state secrets, which sometimes requires … Read more

North Nashville neighborhoods rebuilt 2 years after tornadoes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Two years after the March 2020 tornadoes, some may say this is a rebuilt North Nashville. The question for some neighborhoods in North Nashville was to rebuild and stay or leave and sell? And two years later, it’s a tale of two neighborhoods in parts of North Nashville. On 16th Avenue … Read more

NATO accuses Russia of using cluster bombs in Ukraine

BRUSSELS – NATO officials, determined to show a unified front of support for Ukraine, on Friday accused Russia of using cluster bombs during its invasion, but rejected Kiev’s call to impose a no-fly zone over Ukrainian airspace, fearing it would attract the military alliance. in a larger war with Russia. Dozens of protesters waving Ukrainian … Read more

The Three Percenter alum says he took a gun during the attack on the Capitol on January 6

Washington- Former director of communications for the far-right Texas Three Percenters militia, now a government witness, told a jury that he and his former associate, defendant Guy Reffitt, brought firearms to Washington, D.C. , as well as ties and radios. Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021, before the assault on the United States Capitol. Rocky … Read more