Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

During Los Angeles’ KNBC’s  Thursday night news broadcast, local reporter Robert Kovacik reported about the Sony hacking scandal causing a media blackout at the premiere for the Sony pictures film “The Interview.” Actor Charles Chun of Korean heritage who plays

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

HOUSTON, Texas — While 95 percent of U.S. Border Patrol agents are men, officials are taking steps to increase the number of female agents.  Border Patrol recently posted a job listing for new agents that is “restricted to female applicants only.”  The pay is $39,012.00

Marin Residents Upset at Pandora Founder's Mega-Mansion Plan

Marin Residents Upset at Pandora Founder's Mega-Mansion Plan

Some West Marin residents are balking at plans by Pandora founder Tim Westergren, 48, to construct a 8,297-square-foot vacation home in their neighborhood, according to local news reports. The 17-acre land on which the home is to be built was

Army Clears Protesters, Fires Warning Shots in Burkina Faso

Army Clears Protesters, Fires Warning Shots in Burkina Faso

(Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and opened fire at state TV headquarters on Sunday, killing one person, as it sought to restore order following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore two days ago.

Three Texans Possibly Among Four Bodies Found Near Mexican Border

Three Texans Possibly Among Four Bodies Found Near Mexican Border

MCALLEN, Texas — Authorities in Mexico are working to confirm if three U.S. Citizens, who had been reported missing two weeks ago, are among the four bodies found Wednesday in the outskirts of the border city of Matamoros, Mexico. Mexican

Ebola Monitored CDC No Fly Letter Surfaces

Ebola Monitored CDC No Fly Letter Surfaces

DALLAS, Texas — In the past week reports have gone out concerning adding Ebola watch listed individuals to a more official no-fly list. Thursday WFAA 8 published a no-fly letter they had obtained from its recipient. WFAA reported, “A source

Sacramento Strong Mayor Measure Blasted by Watchdog Organization

Sacramento Strong Mayor Measure Blasted by Watchdog Organization

Eye on Sacramento (EOS), a community watchdog organization, has criticized Measure L, also known as the “strong mayor initiative,” in a recent report that called the proposition’s justification “exceedingly weak,” according to local news reports. Measure L, backed by former NBA

'Possible Ebola Patient' from LAX Isolated in L.A. Hospital

'Possible Ebola Patient' from LAX Isolated in L.A. Hospital

LOS ANGELES, California — On the same day the first Ebola patient diagnosed with the virus in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, was pronounced dead in Texas, news broke that an unidentified patient had been admitted to and placed under isolation in

Jesse Jackson Questions Treatment First Ebola Patient Received

Jesse Jackson Questions Treatment First Ebola Patient Received

Tuesday in Dallas, Rainbow PUSH Coalition president Rev. Jesse Jackson questioned the medical treatment received by now deceased Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Jackson told KDFW, FOX 4 local news, “Thomas deserves the love and the best medical treatment America can

Fire at Air Control Facility Halts Chicago Flights

(AFP) — Air traffic was temporarily halted at two major airports in Chicago early Friday, after a fire broke out at a radar facility run by the Federal Aviation Authority, officials said. Dozens of flights into and out of the

'Absolutely Terrible:' Bay Area Commutes Becoming Nearly Impossible

'Absolutely Terrible:' Bay Area Commutes Becoming Nearly Impossible

California and traffic are no strangers, and the majority of people living in the Golden State will at some point complain about the less-than-savory jams that trouble their morning and afternoon commutes. For Bay Area commuters, in particular, the situation appears to

Overnight Hostage Situation Continues in Chicago Suburb Home

Overnight Hostage Situation Continues in Chicago Suburb Home

Two adults and two children are still being held hostage by two suspects in a Chicago suburban home on Tuesday as the situation continued overnight into this morning. The standoff is now in it’s seventeenth hour according to local news

Anti-Perry Group Director Brags 'We Shot Down' Tom DeLay Same Way

Anti-Perry Group Director Brags 'We Shot Down' Tom DeLay Same Way

Craig McDonald, the director of Texans for Public Justice, the group that filed the charges which lead to the indictment announced Friday against Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) bragged to local news KXAN that they “shot down” former House Majority Leader

Oakland Protest Over Ferguson Turns Violent

Oakland Protest Over Ferguson Turns Violent

Local news channel KTVU reports that fallout from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri triggered the arrest of two men in Oakland as a peaceful protest turned violent on Friday night.  The protest was ostensibly a peaceful anti-police protest,

US Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

US Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

BOSTON (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a “mystery hemorrhagic fever” in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health

BBC Uses Secrecy Rules To Hide Expensive Mistakes Says Audit Boss

BBC Uses Secrecy Rules To Hide Expensive Mistakes Says Audit Boss

The BBC is one of the worst companies in Britain for hiding behind commercial confidentiality rules to hush-up embarrassing information. The head of the National Audit Office (NAO) told MPs that the BBCs unwillingness to be open about its activities

California Mayor Caught Tossing Dog Poop on Neighbor's Lawn

California Mayor Caught Tossing Dog Poop on Neighbor's Lawn

The mayor of San Marino, a small, wealthy community in Los Angeles county where the median income is near $140k per year, was caught on camera tossing dog excrement on his neighbor’s lawn, local news sources report. Home surveillance video

Mysterious Memorial Day 'ruckus' in Fort Lauderdale

I live in Florida, but nowhere near Fort Lauderdale.  It was a couple of days before I chanced across a brief news item about a “ruckus by the beach,” as CBS News called it: Fort Lauderdale police believe hundreds of

Four Reported Shot Dead at Brussels Jewish Museum

Four Reported Shot Dead at Brussels Jewish Museum

Four people were killed in an attack by a gunman at the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels on Sunday afternoon. The gunman fled, but a suspect was later arrested, according to the Belgian newspaper La Libre. Earlier reports

Deadly Pot Shop Shootout in San Diego–Day After Permitting Begins

Deadly Pot Shop Shootout in San Diego–Day After Permitting Begins

Bullets flew between a security guard and two armed robbers at a San Diego medical marijuana dispensary Friday afternoon, according to local news reports. Just Thursday, the city had begun the process of issuing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. Armed