Child care costs for families with two children exceed rent in four out of five communities across the country, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute. The EPI, a non-profit workers’ advocacy group, found that child care costs for two-child families range from about half as much as rent in San Francisco to nearly three times rent in Binghamton, New York. The report points out that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that child care cost no more than 10 percent of a family’s income. But according to the EPI analysis, nowhere in the United States does infant care or child care for a 4-year-old cost less than 30 percent of a minimum-wage worker’s annual wages.
Blasts in Turkey's capital Saturday killed 52 people gathered near the city's main train station where preparations for a peace march were underway, prosecutors said.
Graphic pictures from the scene showed several bodies covered by flags and placards, with bloodstains visible and body parts scattered in the road. One hundred and twenty-six people were hurt, the country's interior ministry said.
The blasts came ahead of a planned political rally by labor unions and aid groups protesting the country's conflict with Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey.
The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported that it could be a suicide bomber.
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Twenty-nine women who accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault spoke out in an NBC "Dateline" special Friday.
The alleged crimes described in an hour-long broadcast spanned decades, beginning in the 1960s. Many accusers said they were introduced to the comedian professionally and believed that he would mentor them in their careers. After establishing trust, many allege that he betrayed them, giving them pills that knocked them out so that he could rape them.
The interview was timed to coincide with Cosby's scheduled deposition Friday in the case of a woman who accused Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. It also aired the same day a U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts denied
a motion by his lawyers to dismiss complaints by three women who alleged that Cosby defamed them after they accused him of sexual assault.
Cosby's representatives have denied the allegations against him.
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A student whose life was spared during the mass shooting last week at an Oregon community college shared the harrowing details of the attack in a statement released on Friday.
Mathew Downing, 18, says that gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer inexplicably chose him to bear witness and then deliver a flashdrive to police.
"He looked directly at me and said, hey kid with the glasses you are the lucky one, I will not shoot you if you give this to the cops," Downing said in the statement.
He went on to describe the attack that left nine of his classmates at Umpqua Community College dead and an additional nine wounded. The Oct. 1 mass shooting ended when gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, killed himself after he was wounded by police.
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The caucuses in Iowa are less than four months away, and Vice President Joe Biden’s long will-he-run-won’t-he-run drama may be hurting his chances in the early battleground state as his rivals are progressively solidifying their campaign infrastructures
As Biden mulls whether to jump into the presidential race, the rest of the Democratic field are securing commitments from activists around Iowa, NBC News reported.
"I'm for Hillary because Joe Biden hasn't started raising money, and he hasn't said anything about a platform," Gloria Gardner, 63, a retired Wal-Mart clerk in Council Bluffs, said on Wednesday. "I think it's too late for him if he even tried. And I don't know if his heart is really in it."
The Draft Biden effort has just two paid staffers on the ground compared to Hillary Clinton's 78 and Sanders' 60 organizers.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country's army is ready to respond to "any kind of war" against the U.S.
Kim made the comment in a speech Saturday at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's ruling party.
Kim did not specifically comment on the North's capabilities in nuclear weapons or long-range missiles in the speech, which was broadcast by the North's official Korean Central TV. He spent most of the speech stressing what he said was his government's commitment to improving the lives of his people.
The parade kicked off a huge anniversary celebration seen by analysts as a sign that Kim is trying to build up his own stature along with that of the party relative to the military.
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American actor Randy Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada, Vermont State Police said.
The "Independence Day" actor was detained by troopers at the Highgate Springs port of entry days after Canadian officials said he would be deported. Quaid is wanted in Santa Barbara, California, to face felony vandalism charges filed in 2010 after he and his wife, Evi, were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned.
The pair skipped several court appearances and went to Canada, where Evi Quaid was granted citizenship. Randy Quaid's bid to gain permanent residency was denied.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained the Quaids at the Vermont port of entry at about 8 p.m. Friday after determining they were fugitives from justice and subject to extradition, State Police said. They were taken into custody by troopers, and a judge set bail at $500,000 each.
President Barack Obama travelled to Oregon Friday to meet privately with relatives of victims killed in last week's shooting at a community college that left eight dead.
Hundreds of supporters and protesters gathered near the local airport for Obama's arrival, with some welcoming him and others advocating for gun rights.
Guns are popular in Douglas County, Oregon and a commonly held opinion in the area is that increased gun ownership could curb the number of mass shootings in the country. Obama's insistence that the nation's gun laws needed to be changed did not sit well among many in the conservative area.
Obama told reporters there that the country is going to have to "come together" to figure out how to prevent mass shootings from happening so regularly, but that "today is about the families."
Tortilla Coast has been around for more than 20 years, but in Washington, everyone wants a seat at this table.
The Capitol Hill Tex-Mex restaurant is the chosen hangout for a group of about 40 conservative Republicans called the House Freedom Caucus.
The caucus -- which the White House has dubbed the Tortilla Coast caucus -- meets in the restaurant's private basement dining room every week. Capitol Hill oral history has it that this is where strategy was plotted during the 2013 government shutdown.
And recent reports indicate the caucus has been meeting here as John Boehner announced he is stepping down as House speaker and majority leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to replace him.
With all of the superhero movies showing up on the big screen, it's nice to hear about some local heroes cleaning up our streets. Or in this case, cleaning up our lawns.
Firefighters from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 94 in Lakewood were called to assist a man in his 60s on Thursday. The man was busy trimming his trees when he fell off the ladder and broke his arm.
"After we took care of him and made sure that his wife was taken care of and she knew what hospital he was going to, we started just cleaning up his yard," said Captain Mark Lepore.
The injured man was barely in the ambulance when the firefighters started finishing the cleanup job.
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Hours after visiting with grieving families in Oregon, where a school shooting took the lives of ten students last week, President Barack Obama touched down in San Francisco Friday to attend a couple of fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee.
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SeaWorld says denying orcas' their ability to breed is cruel, but it was unclear Friday whether the corporation will fight such a ban at its California park and risk further hurting attendance.
Company officials said they were reviewing their options a day after the California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego -- but banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them. The panel's decision raised an array of questions, including whether the company would proceed with the project or raise a legal challenge, possibly on whether the commission overstepped its authority.
Deciding the next step could be tricky for SeaWorld. The company has been struggling with falling stock prices and park attendance numbers since the release of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which suggests SeaWorld's treatment of captive orcas provokes violent behavior.
A Texas Southern University student was killed and another person was hurt during a shooting outside a student-housing complex at the edge of campus in Houston, and two people have been detained for questioning, according to police. University president John Rudley said in a news conference Friday the student was a freshman at the school. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the other victim, who was shot in the upper torso and back, is hospitalized in stable condition. Police said the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. in a parking lot outside the University Courtyard Apartments. Afterward, three or four suspects, all men, ran inside the building and up to the fourth floor. Silva said two people are now in custody. According to the university president, the shooting may have been the result of an argument.