US News  May 24, 2016
San Jose Sharks on the brink as St. Louis Blues beaten
A Joe Pavelski (L) strike 16 seconds into the final period handed the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 leadThe San Jose Sharks moved to within one win of the Stanley Cup finals after beating the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take control of their Western Conference series.A Joe Pavelski strike 16 seconds into the final period handed the Sharks a 4-3 lead before two empty-net goals in the final minute gave the scoreline a flattering look.The win puts San Jose 3...  Full Story
TSA security chief replaced after criticism: officials
The head of security for the US┬áTransportation Security Administration has been replaced amid questions about why he was paid $90,000 in bonuses when airport security lines were growingThe head of security for the US Transportation Security Administration has been replaced amid questions about why he was paid $90,000 in bonuses when airport security lines were growing, a congressional committee said on Monday."Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on mismanagem...  Full Story
Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevron
Environmentalists believe climate change may be a tipping point for shareholders of Big OilInvestors of ExxonMobil and Chevron vote at annual shareholder meetings Wednesday on whether the two oil giants should do more to address climate change following a historic global climate agreement.Shareholder votes in Dallas, Texas, near ExxonMobil headquarters, and at Chevron's San Ramon, California, headquarters will be closely watched in light...  Full Story
Baltimore officer cleared over Freddie Gray custody death
Police officer Edward Nero (left) arrives at court in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 23, 2016A Baltimore police officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, an African American man who later died in custody, was acquitted of assault and other charges, raising questions about whether anyone will be held accountable for his death.The verdict by a Baltimore judge found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of four misdemeanors: second-degree assa...  Full Story
Clinton declines final debate with Sanders
Hillary Clinton has declined a final debate with Bernie Sanders and will concentrate on campaigning against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump instead, her campaign saysDemocratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton rejected an invitation to take part in a final campaign debate against her rival Bernie Sanders, her campaign said."We have declined Fox News' invitation to participate in a debate in California," Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement, adding that the former secretary of state ...  Full Story
Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said last week that conservatives are an important part of the social network after a meeting aimed at defusing concerns it is politically biasedFacebook on Monday said it was making changes aimed at keeping political bias out of its "trending" stories list even though an internal investigation revealed no evidence it was happening."Our investigation has revealed no evidence of systematic political bias in the selection or prominence of stories included in the Trending Topics feature," Face...  Full Story
Death row inmate suffered race bias: top US court
The US Supreme Court building in WashingtonThe US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of an African American death row inmate who accused prosecutors of bias for selecting an all-white jury that convicted him of murder.In a 7-1 vote, the justices struck down a Georgia Supreme Court ruling denying Timothy Foster an appeal of his death sentence for the 1986 murder of an elderly white woman...  Full Story
US court tosses out $1.3 bn penalty on Bank of America
The federal court ruling overturned an October 2013 jury verdict that CountrywideA US appeals court threw out a nearly $1.3 billion penalty against Bank of America on Monday, concluding the bank had not committed fraud amid the housing bust. The federal court ruling overturned an October 2013 jury verdict that Countrywide's sale of bad loans to mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac constituted fraud.A federal judge ...  Full Story
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