Volkswagen failed to notify US regulators about vehicle accident deaths and injuries

Volkswagen failed to notify US regulators about vehicle accident deaths and injuries

International Business Times

Volkswagen Did Not Notify US Regulator About Fatal Accident: Report

Volkswagen AG did not inform the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) database about at least one death and three injuries involving its cars, Bloomberg reported Monday. Automakers, by law, need to report all claims of possible vehicle defects within 30 days of the end of the quarter to the NHTSA database, which saves lives…

Over 300 arrested at electronica music festivals in Southern California

Over 300 arrested at electronica music festivals in Southern California

Los Angeles Times

More than 320 arrested at electronic music festivals in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — More than 320 people were arrested this weekend at two electronic music festivals in Pomona and San Bernardino, authorities said Sunday. On Saturday, the first day of the Halloween-themed HARD Day of the Dead festival at the Pomona Fairplex, 148 people were arrested, according to the Pomona Police Department. Authorities in San Bernardino…

Island in Chesapeake Bay sinking due to climate change

Island in Chesapeake Bay sinking due to climate change

Newsweek

Smith Island Is Sinking Into the Chesapeake Bay Thanks to Climate Change

Twelve miles off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tim Marshall and I knife through the salty, choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in an aging white fishing skiff. It’s a clear, bright August morning, and Marshall, slugging cans of Diet Coke, steers us straight for the approximately 4,500 acres of tidal marsh that make up…

Conservative Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

Conservative Texas court to decide if homeschoolers can wait for the Rapture instead of teaching their kids

Travis Gettys The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court will decide whether homeschooling families must teach educational basics to their children or be allowed to wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ. An appeals court ruled against Michael and Laura McIntyre last year, saying the Christian couple was not exempt from state education regulations. The McIntyres

Republicans afraid of confronting Black Lives Matter on the campaign trail

Republicans afraid of confronting Black Lives Matter on the campaign trail

Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian There are few areas of bipartisan consensus in the 2016 presidential election. Criminal justice has emerged as one. Republicans and Democrats are agreed: reform needs to happen. Related: Black Lives Matter protest interrupts Clinton speech on criminal justice A landmark US Senate deal on criminal justice , which seeks to overhaul

Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican

Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican

The Conversation During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in

This historian explains why democratic socialism has deep roots in American life

This historian explains why democratic socialism has deep roots in American life

History News Network The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’s description of himself as a “democratic socialist”—a supporter of democratic control of the economy—provide a clear indication of how little they know about the popularity and influence of democratic socialism over the course of American history. How else