Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, and narrowing the types of cases schools would be required to investigate.
Under the plan, schools would be required to investigate complaints only if they occurred on campus or other areas overseen by the school, and only if they were reported to certain campus officials with the authority to take action.
The Education Department says the proposal ensures fairness for students on both sides of accusations, while offering schools greater flexibility to help victims who don't want to file formal complaints that could trigger an investigation.
Along Texas State Highway 360 on the edge of Fort Worth, construction is wrapping up on American Airlines new headquarters. But as employees wait for it to open, some commuters are raising concerns over the windowed exterior they say is blinding their morning commute.
Nathan Klein says the glare is distracting enough to slow his daily drive.
“It looks like a big square camera flash that doesn’t turn off. It just obliterates your field of vision,” said Nathan Klein.
Jemel Roberson graduated from Lane Tech High School on Chicago's North Side in 2010.
This evening hundreds gathered on campus to remember their classmate. Meanwhile, activists are calling for swift action against the officer who shot and killed him.
Community activist Jedidiah Brown says witnesses to the shooting and the moments leading up to it need to speak out.
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A nonprofit rescue organization was offering a $5,000 reward Friday for information leading to the person who fatally shot a dolphin that was found washed up on Manhattan Beach.
At least 71 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with more than 1,000 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.
Butte County Sheriff's officials said 1,011 people are still missing. The fire has burned 12,263 structures and is 50% contained.
Shoplift is a new technology that helps prevent shoplifting by sensing unscanned items from above.
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return, on a temporary basis, the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is continuing.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision at a hearing Friday morning that Acosta's credentials must be reactivated to allow him access to the White House complex for press briefings and other events.
Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, was back in the afternoon. The White House said it would be developing new rules for orderly press conferences.
"Let's go back to work," Acosta told reporters after the ruling.
"This is a great day for the First Amendment," CNN attorney Theodore Boutrous said Friday, calling the judge's decision "a win for journalism."
Starting Tuesday, adults will be able to purchase marijuana legally at two stores in Massachusetts.
At 4:20 p.m. on Friday, the Cannabis Control Commission announced that it had given the OK for retail sales to begin at the state's first two pot shops — Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access in Northampton — in three calendar days.
An Uber driver who was picking up a client at Tampa International Airport on Friday suffered an onslaught of verbal attacks after the rider discovered he didn't speak English.
Armando Valdés, who is Cuban, is seen in the video looking confused as the client argues with him about wanting to cancel the ride. Valdés is unable to communicate properly in English and the unidentified rider does not want to hear the man speak any Spanish.
In the video taken by an onlooker that was not identified, the rider apparently loses his patience and tells Valdés, "You're done!" before walking to the rear of the vehicle to take a photo of his license plate.
President Donald Trump says he should have visited Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day — a traditional presidential act.
Trump, who rarely admits a faux pas, told "Fox News Sunday" that "in retrospect, I should have" gone, but he was busy on calls and had just returned from abroad.
Reps. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have been formally sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee over sexual harassment allegations, the panel announced Friday in reports released to the public.
Kihuen violated House rules by “making persistent and unwanted advances toward women who were required to interact with him as part of their professional responsibilities,” NBC News reported, while Meadows failed to take decisive action to deal with complaints concerning a key aide.
The report details three women’s accounts of advances by the congressman in graphic detail. After these allegations came to light earlier this year, Kihuen refused to resign, but announced that he wouldn’t see re-election. He’s still a sitting member of Congress and voted in the House on Friday.
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Lockheed Martin's experimental supersonic plane has officially entered production, the defense giant announced Friday.
Earlier this year, NASA awarded Lockheed a contract worth nearly $250 million to develop an aircraft capable of reaching supersonic speed without creating the deafening sonic boom that comes with breaking the sound barrier.
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Paramount Ranch's Western Town in Agoura Hills, which was recently destroyed by the Woolsey Fire, could get rebuilt through a fundraising effort announced Friday.
The Santa Monica Mountains Fund, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is launching "The Paramount Project," a campaign to rebuild the 90-year old film set, which has been used in many famous film and television productions, including "The Adventures of Marco Polo" (1938), the 1950s TV show "The Cisco Kid," the 1990s show "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and the current HBO show "Westworld."
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Attorneys for Maria Butina, the alleged Russian operative facing charges for conspiring to push Moscow's agenda in the U.S., have entered into negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to a document filed in federal court Friday.
The two sides asked that the next hearing in the case be postponed because they are currently "in negotiations regarding a potential resolution of this matter," indicating that they are working towards a plea agreement, NBC News reported.
Butina is accused of acting as an agent of Russia in the D.C. area and faces charges of conspiracy and failing to register as a foreign agent.
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Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump's nod Friday for the permanent job.
Trump made the announcement in passing at a White House ceremony for Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees.