• Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Mar 5, 2019

    Illinois Lawmakers Plan Hearing After 2-Year-Old's Death in Home Police Say Stank of Garbage

    Illinois lawmakers plan a hearing about the death of a 2-year-old Decatur girl who died from starvation and deprivation.

  • Florida Mar 21, 2018

    Emails Show FEMA Silent Amid Chaos After Hurricane Maria

    As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent by the top Democrat on the House oversight committee describe frantic...

  • NBC News Mar 20, 2018

    Needs Go Unmet 6 Months After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

    Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.

  • Attorney Dec 25, 2017

    Cities, Volunteers Clash Over Feeding Homeless in Public

    When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving food without a permit was improper and demonstrates...

  • Governor Dec 16, 2017

    Anger Grows as Puerto Rico Misses Power Restoration Deadline

    Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island’s governor. Puerto Rico is currently at 64 percent power generation nearly three months after Hurricane Maria hit, and the situation has sparked a growing number of protests...

  • United States Nov 17, 2017

    Director of Puerto Rico Power Company Resigns Amid Scrutiny

    The director of Puerto Rico’s power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said Ricardo Ramos presented his letter of resignation to the company’s board effective immediately. Officials said Ramos would soon provide additional...

  • Chicago May 31, 2017

    Illinois DCFS Head Resigns

    The director of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services will “transition out of state government” next month, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office.

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2017

    FBI Director Comey's Termination: Get Caught Up Quick

    Theories abound about why President Donald Trump fired Comey — and why now. Trump said he fired the FBI director because he “wasn’t doing a good job” and on the recommendation of Justice Department officials. The White House pointed to a memo written by a newly confirmed deputy attorney general stating that Comey’s disclosures about the Hillary Clinton email investigation...

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