• The Tampa TribuneState holds Aug. 23 hearing to consider Citizens Property Insurance rate hikes

    TALLAHASSEE — State insurance regulators have scheduled an Aug. 23 hearing to consider proposed rate hikes by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run property insurer of last resort.Among the proposed increases is a 5.2 percent hike for personal property lines and a 6.7 percent jump for homeowners multi-peril insurance. Many in Tampa Bay will likely see minimal rate increases or Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneCivic, business leaders back homeless tent idea

    More than 200 civic and business leaders have endorsed a plan to create a series of large industrial tents throughout the region to help get homeless people temporarily off the street.“These serious-minded San Diego leaders have come together to carefully review San Diego’s homeless problem and have explored multiple concepts, plans, and ideas concerning potential short-term and long-term strategies,” proponents Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesScience Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning — once one of nature’s biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we’ve learned to get out of the way. In the 1940s, when there were fewer people, lightning killed more than 300 people annually. So far this year, 13 people have died after being struck, on pace for a Read more...

  • CNNWhy Trump's words — and omissions — matter

    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump rarely admits he’s wrong — but has the chance to belatedly condemn neo-Nazi protests at the White House Monday.His failure to single out white supremacists after an opposing protester died on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, sparked anger that crossed political lines.The subsequent silence on the issue of a man who usually gushes a torrent of opinion Read more...

  • ABCProtesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

    Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument that was dedicated in 1924. A diverse crowd of dozens cheered as the statue of a soldier holding a rifle Read more...

  • Associated PressProtesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

    Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina Associated Press – 15 August 2017 04:03-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • BostonSpeakers at ‘free speech’ rally dropping out

    Boston Free Speech Rally poster on Facebook. —Facebook Three headliners scheduled to speak at a far-right rally in Boston on Saturday backed out Monday, casting doubt on the event amid strong opposition by city officials worried about a repeat of the bloodshed in Charlottesville. Augustus Invictus, an Orlando activist who took part in the Charlottesville rally, said organizers of Boston’s Read more...

  • CBS NewsConfederate monuments face increased scrutiny, calls for removal

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The violence in Charlottesville began with a protest against plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park. There are hundreds of similar confederate monuments in more than half the states.Protesters tear down Confederate statue in Durham, North CarolinaThe two Confederate memorials cast a large shadow in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, and Mayor Read more...

  • Daily HeraldGenevans respond to Charlottesville event with proclamation, vigil

    About 160 people prayed and sang for peace and justice Monday night in downtown Geneva, in response to the deadly violence at a political protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. “People have been dying from hate since the beginning of Genesis,” organizer Jeannie Scown told the crowd, assembled in a vacant lot on the 100 block of South Third Street. She asked Read more...

  • Detroit Free PressDetroit kids learn while their parents do the laundry

    The days of bored kids hanging out in front of the TV at Detroit’s Fit and Fold laundromat could be over.Now, there are books for kids to read — and take home — near the washing machines. There are computers stocked with educational software. And, a few times a week, there’s a picnic table in the parking lot where instructors Read more...