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Report: Google Will Fund Local News Outlets with McClatchy

Google is reportedly launching a project with McClatchy that will fund local news outlets in an effort to combat the decline of local news. The tech titan claims it will have no editorial control over the outlets.

Google acquires Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 mn

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

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

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

Border Patrol Desperate for Female Agents

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

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

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.

Army Clears Protesters, Fires Warning Shots in Burkina Faso

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

Three Texans Possibly Among Four Bodies Found Near Mexican Border

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

Ebola Monitored CDC No Fly Letter Surfaces

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

Sacramento Strong Mayor Measure Blasted by Watchdog Organization

'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

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

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

Jesse Jackson Questions Treatment First Ebola Patient Received

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

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

'Absolutely Terrible:' Bay Area Commutes Becoming Nearly Impossible

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

Overnight Hostage Situation Continues in Chicago Suburb Home

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

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

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,

Oakland Protest Over Ferguson Turns Violent

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

US Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

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

BBC Uses Secrecy Rules To Hide Expensive Mistakes Says Audit Boss

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

California Mayor Caught Tossing Dog Poop on Neighbor's Lawn

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 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

Four Reported Shot Dead at Brussels Jewish Museum