Blog Profile / The Rundown News Blog


URL :http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/
Filed Under:News
Posts on Regator:10468
Posts / Week:46.9
Archived Since:February 11, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Study offers glimpse of what America’s aging population might expect in 2050

A new Pew Research Center report compares attitudes about long-term care and aging in the United States, Italy and Germany. Continue reading ? The post Study offers glimpse of what America’s aging population might expect in 2050 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. concludes airstrike in Syria killed 2 innocent children

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has concluded that two innocent children were likely killed during an American airstrike in Syria last year, wrapping up the first of four ongoing investigations into allegations of civilian casualties. Continue reading ? The post U.S. concludes airstrike in Syria killed 2 innocent children appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New emojis help children report abuse where words fail

A Swedish non-profit hopes a new set of emojis they released will help children and teenagers signal instances of abuse or communicate their stressful situations to adults when words aren’t enough. BRIS, an organization that runs a national...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert, Madeleine Albright and others have some advice for the class of 2015

For the past few weeks, college graduates across the country have accepted their diplomas, bidding their academic years adieu as they embark into the world beyond. But not before listening to a classic commencement speech about the time...Show More Summary

Watchdog report reveals how FBI used Patriot Act to collect data

A new watchdog report examines how the FBI has gathered records under the same section of federal law that's also been used to authorize the collection of bulk telephone records. Continue reading ? The post Watchdog report reveals how FBI used Patriot Act to collect data appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Federal investigators find hygiene issues at Ohio ice cream plant

WASHINGTON — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was discovered in some ice cream pints. The company recalled all its products last month. Show More Summary

Senate Democrats want $21 billion for Amtrak’s maintenance backlog

Senate Democrats are demanding more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion backlog in repair and replacement projects. Continue reading ? The post Senate Democrats want $21 billion for Amtrak’s maintenance backlog appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Paul commandeers Senate for nearly 11 hours to protest Patriot Act

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy. Continue reading ? The post Paul commandeers Senate for nearly 11 hours to protest Patriot Act appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House panel approves $51B for NASA, Justice Dept. over Democratic protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled House panel Wednesday approved a $51 billion measure providing the Justice Department and NASA with modest budget hikes, but the legislation falls well short of what's needed to win President Barack Obama's signature. Continue reading ? The post House panel approves $51B for NASA, Justice Dept. Show More Summary

Spotify’s new platform to include video and podcasts

Spotify announced a new platform that expands its music offering to include video, podcasts and interactive features at an event in New York today. New video offerings will include clips from partners like Comedy Central, VICE News and The Nerdist. Show More Summary

More — not less — religion needed to fight extremism, imam director says

The North African country of Morocco has a series of religious training programs aimed at countering Islamic radicalism. Now, it is working to expand these programs to regional and even global levels. Continue reading ? The post More — not less — religion needed to fight extremism, imam director says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Prisoners might get access to Pell grants for first time in two decades

The U.S. Department of Education is poised to announce a limited exemption to the federal ban on prisoners receiving Pell Grants to attend college while they are incarcerated. Continue reading ? The post Prisoners might get access to Pell grants for first time in two decades appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

New documents show Osama bin Laden determined to strike U.S.

Newly declassified documents about slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden reveal his determination to keep the terrorist network focused on an attack on the United States. Continue reading ? The post New documents show Osama bin Laden determined to strike U.S. appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore

The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering the vehement reaction that the earlier protests got from police, politicians and some members of the public. Continue reading ? The post Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Moroccan man arrested for attack on Tunisian museum

Italian police arrested a Moroccan man Tuesday evening for allegedly helping in the hours-long siege on Tunisia’s Bardo museum that left 22 people dead. Continue reading ? The post Moroccan man arrested for attack on Tunisian museum appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

China’s impact looms large as U.S. debates its own trade deals

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. Continue reading ? The post China’s impact looms large as U.S. debates its own trade deals appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The secret to New York City bagels isn’t (just) in the water

A new video blog from the American Chemical Society explains the secret to great NYC bagels. Continue reading ? The post The secret to New York City bagels isn’t (just) in the water appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Twitter Chat: What are your Memorial Day weekend safety tips?

From extra traffic on the roads during one of the year’s busiest travel weekends to insect and sun exposure during hours spent outside to avoiding foodborne illness when firing up the grill for the first time this season, there are many opportunities for Memorial Day plans to go awry. Show More Summary

KFC dusts off Colonel Sanders for new ad campaign

“I’m back, America.” And with a throaty chuckle, another fast food chain dusts off an old mascot to address the nation. A couple of weeks after McDonald’s Hamburglar robble-robbled back into our lives, KFC announced Tuesday that the fried chicken … Continue reading ? The post KFC dusts off Colonel Sanders for new ad campaign appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Japanese manufacturer Takata expands defective airbag recall

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday that the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata will declare 33.8 million cars unsafe due to airbag defects. The move would double the company’s previous recall of 17 million vehicles. Continue reading ? The post Japanese manufacturer Takata expands defective airbag recall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC