Blog Profile / The Rundown News Blog


URL :http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/
Filed Under:News
Posts on Regator:10450
Posts / Week:46.9
Archived Since:February 11, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Legendary blues man B.B. King dies at 89

The King of the Blues, B.B. King, died Thursday, May 14, at his home in Las Vegas after suffering from high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. He was 89 years old. King was one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. The...Show More Summary

What you need to know about the potential coup in Burundi

Burundi, a central African country roughly the size of Massachusetts, may be undergoing a coup that could destabilize its neighbors. The former Belgian colony’s fragile democracy was threatened this month, when its president, PierreShow More Summary

Senate votes to advance trade bill

In a burst of bipartisanship, the Republican-controlled Senate put President Barack Obama's trade agenda back on course on Thursday, clearing the way for likely approval within days of legislation allowing the administration to negotiate...Show More Summary

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post’s mobile site

The Washington Post's mobile site appeared to be hacked Thursday by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and targets media outlets. Continue reading ? The post Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post’s mobile site appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Government opens public inquiry into potentially ‘harmful’ student loan servicing practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful." Continue reading ? The post Government opens public inquiry into potentially ‘harmful’ student loan servicing practices appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Former New York Governor George Pataki to announce GOP presidential run

Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he'll announce May 28 in New Hampshire whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Continue reading ? The post Former New York Governor George Pataki to announce GOP presidential run appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

VA wastes $5 billion a year in improper purchases

WASHINGTON — A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency is improperly spending at least $5 billion a year for medical care and supplies that are being purchased outside of required practices for competitive bidding and written contracts. Continue reading ? The post VA wastes $5 billion a year in improper purchases appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Safety technology might have prevented deadly Amtrak crash

WASHINGTON — The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. Continue reading ? The post Safety technology might have prevented deadly Amtrak crash appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. Continue reading ? The post USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

O’Malley to announce presidential plans on May 30

BOSTON — Martin O'Malley plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30 in Baltimore, a move that could present another Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue reading ? The post O’Malley to announce presidential plans on May 30 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Vatican finalizes treaty recognizing Palestinian statehood

The Vatican announced today it has finalized, but not signed, a treaty that would recognize Palestine as a state. While the Vatican has supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state of the U.N. Show More Summary

USDA to require safety labels on mechanically tenderized beef

The government will soon require labels on packages of beef tenderized by machines so shoppers know to cook it thoroughly. Continue reading ? The post USDA to require safety labels on mechanically tenderized beef appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

27 resources on education, from a reporter who’s covered it

When my wife and I moved recently, the process forced me to dig through piles of stuff and discard what I didn’t care enough about to pack and then unpack. In the process I came across some really good stuff, and that triggered this list of books, organizations, films, and websites that I value. Show More Summary

213 U.S. rail passenger fatalities reported since 1990

Following Tuesday’s Amtrak accident in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead, the NewsHour explored 25 years of railroad passenger fatality data from the Federal Railroad Administration. Continue reading ? The post 213 U.S. rail passenger fatalities reported since 1990 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama: Amtrak derailment ‘a tragedy that touches us all’

President Barack Obama says the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 "is a tragedy that touches us all." In a statement, Obama said he is offering prayers to the families who lost loved ones and the passengers beginning to recover. Continue reading ? The post Obama: Amtrak derailment ‘a tragedy that touches us all’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

House GOP panel proposes Amtrak cuts hours after deadly train crash

A powerful House committee is weighing legislation that would slash funds for Amtrak by 18 percent just hours after a deadly train crash in Philadelphia. Continue reading ? The post House GOP panel proposes Amtrak cuts hours after deadly train crash appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

6 dead as Amtrak train bound for NY derails in Philadelphia

An Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York derailed in north Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least six and injuring more than 100. Continue reading ? The post 6 dead as Amtrak train bound for NY derails in Philadelphia appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Smithsonian’s mystery of the black-crowned night herons solved by satellites

Think your freeloading kid is bad? Black-crowned night herons have crashed at the Smithsonian National Zoo each summer for over a century. Continue reading ? The post Smithsonian’s mystery of the black-crowned night herons solved by satellites appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fewer Americans are calling themselves Christians

Fewer Americans identify as Christian, a Pew Research Study recently found. While the change in affiliations crosses nearly all demographics, the Millennial generation appears to be driving the growth. Continue reading ? The post Fewer Americans are calling themselves Christians appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Report: disproportionate number of black students being arrested in one Louisiana school district

For most children, swearing in school, throwing Skittles on a bus or walking around without a hallpass would get them sent to the principal’s office. But in the Jefferson Parish School District of Louisiana, many of these misbehaviors have resulted in arrest. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC