Vandals spray-paint ‘USA, USA, USA’ across Massachusetts mosque

Vandals spray-paint ‘USA, USA, USA’ across Massachusetts mosque

International Business Times

Members of the American Muslim community in Massachusetts Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice and state officials to open a hate crime investigation following apparent anti-Muslim vandalism at a suburban Boston mosque. Vandals scrawled “USA” in large red letters, repeatedly across the exterior walls of the Islamic Center of Burlington, said officials of the Massachusetts…

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…