Cutting the cable cord, explained
Dozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:12:36 -0400
With rhythm and reverence, New Orleans marks 10 years since Katrina
New Orleans, a town renowned for staging big celebrations, faces a tricky challenge on Saturday, 10 years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina slammed into southeast Louisiana and triggered flooding that would leave 80 percent of the city under water. Thousands of people are expected to turn out as the city's trademark "second line" parades snake through the streets and New Orleans puts its famous musical traditions on display. "A celebration would not be the right gesture for those who will never be made whole," said Kristian Sonnier, an official at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:28:07 -0400
Funeral for slain Missouri teen as family questions police shooting
The funeral for Mansur Ball-Bey comes 10 days after he was fatally shot in the back by a plainclothes police officer outside a home where police were serving a search warrant. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said two officers fired at Ball-Bey after he and another African-American ran out of the back of a home being searched and Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them. Dotson said Ball-Bey was struck by one of the bullets and then ran from the backyard to the front of the house.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:09:18 -0400
Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups. The trip is part of a broad campaign to seal an international deal later this year to curb carbon emissions, something the White House hopes will cap Obama's legacy on climate during his time in office. While Obama pushes the world to wean itself from fossil fuels, his administration gave Shell the green light earlier this month to drill in the oil-rich Chukchi Sea.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:03:14 -0400
Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:16:22 -0400
TV gunman plotted to 'hurt a lot more': state governor
The embittered gunman who shot dead two young American journalists on live TV was seemingly hell-bent on committing more violence before he took his own life, Virginia's governor said Friday. Terry McAuliffe visited the studios of WDBJ television in Roanoke two days after Vester Flanagan killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, as they were conducting an interview. Flanagan, 41, a former WDBJ reporter fired in February 2013, fatally shot himself a few hours later after police caught up with his rented get-away car on a highway that leads into the city of Washington.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:57:14 -0400
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