News with Ed - May 7, 2018
‘Protected’ Honduras disaster victims now face deportation from US
The United Nations estimates 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their home countries due to poverty, conflict, and natural disasters. Now, the Trump administration is revoking the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of 86,000 Hondurans who fled in the aftermath of the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. However, they aren’t alone. Over the past year, the Trump administration has ended the protected status of more than 300,000 residents. RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports.
Golden State Killer: Judge rules suspect’s DNA can be collected
Suspected Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo is behind bars as new questions surface over techniques used to track him down. Investigators revealed they used a public genealogy website to find the ex-police officer who allegedly committed at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports.
Weapons-grade plutonium goes missing from Idaho State University
The US Nuclear Regulatory Committee is giving Idaho State University 30 days to appeal a proposed $8,500 fine, after a Nuclear Research Lab on the campus failed to control and maintain surveillance of a licensed radioactive material. Authorities say a single gram of weapons-grade plutonium went missing. RT America’s Dan Cohen reports.