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Developing smartwatches to track symptoms of Parkinson’s

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, in collaboration with Intel, is designing smartwatches using Intel’s BASIS model, to monitor symptoms of the disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is teaming...Show More Summary

Military gear on Ferguson police piques concern in Washington

For days, police in the St. Louis suburb wore camouflage, riot gear and helmets and carried assault rifles and ammunition. Photo by Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Show More Summary

The internet is getting too big for its routers

Photo by Santiago Cabezas Web users may experience local connectivity problems following the passing of a recent milestone for the internet’s infrastructure. As of 2013, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) was the most popular means of directing traffic across the web. Show More Summary

Read the full police report from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson

Friday morning the Ferguson Police Department released this document detailing the events leading up to and after the shooting of Michael Brown. Report released by Ferguson Police on the shooting of Michael Brown Police released details of their report on the robbery allegedly committed by Brown and another man. Show More Summary

LIVE: St. Louis Police expected to release the name of officer involved in Michael Brown shooting

Police gathered for a press conference in front of the burnt Quick Trip gas station in Ferguson, Missouri to release the name of the officer who allegedly shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown. The post LIVE: St. Louis Police expected to release the name of officer involved in Michael Brown shooting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Attorney General Holder promises Brown family a full investigation

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death. Holder’s promise came in a telephone call with the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Show More Summary

Soaring hazelnut prices drive sweets-lovers nuts

A frost in Turkey, where most of the world’s hazelnuts grow, has driven up the price of the nut — a main ingredient in Nutella. Nutella photo by Flickr user owlgray A spring frost in Turkey destroyed hundreds of thousands of hazelnut flower buds and is responsible for an expected global deficit of the nut. Show More Summary

How Twitter is getting it right in Ferguson

The Guardian’s Jon Swaine talks with Hari Sreenivasan about social media’s impact on his reporting. When Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were unjustifiably arrested Wednesday night in Ferguson,...Show More Summary

Ferguson events draw Obama into national conversation on race

President Barack Obama at a press briefing at the Edgartown School in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA on August 14, 2014. President Obama is vacationing with his family on Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by Rick Friedman/Getty Images EDGARTOWN, Mass. Show More Summary

David Gregory leaving ‘Meet the Press,’ NBC

I leave NBC as I came – humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is. (1 of 2) — David Gregory (@davidgregory) August 14, 2014 (2 of 2) I have great respect for my colleagues at NBC News and wish them all well. Show More Summary

Vigils across the country planned Thursday to honor victims of police brutality

Tonight more than 90 communities across the country will host a National Moment of Silence for victims of police brutality. The event follows a week of protests and unrest after police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

LIVE: Missouri Governor announces Missouri Highway Patrol will now provide security in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon promised there would be a change in tactics used to control crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, Missouri during remarks earlier on Thursday. During a 4 p.m. press conference, the governor announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol would takeover security operations in Ferguson. Earlier, U.S. Show More Summary

Iraq’s Nouri al-Maliki steps down as Prime Minister

BREAKING: Iraqi state TV: Nouri al-Maliki has given up the post of prime minister to Haider al-Abadi. — The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2014 The Associated Press is reporting from Baghdad that Iraqi Prime Minister “Nouri al-Maliki...Show More Summary

Ferguson, Mo. police chief and Sen. McCaskill speak at news conference

Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson spoke to the press Thursday, calling the situation in the St. Louis suburb a “powder keg,” but said that law enforcement was aiming to “facilitate” the protests. “What’s happening now is not what anyone of us want,” Jackson said. Show More Summary

Journalists and leaders mentor PBS NewsHour’s student reporters

This week, 11 middle and high-school students traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in four days of workshops, visit the White House and interview Col. Steve Parker of the U.S. Army, who leads Joining Forces, an initiative that provides assistance to military families. This is part of the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs program. Show More Summary

Credit card fraud a continuing global problem

Photo by Flickr user Sean MacEntee The eurozone is quickly becoming a hotbed for credit card fraud. Recent data released by Euromonitor International, a private analytics company, shows that Europe totaled $2.1 billion in losses in 2013, a 6.2 percent increase from 2012. Show More Summary

LIVE: Ferguson, Missouri police chief news conference

The post LIVE: Ferguson, Missouri police chief news conference appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Live: President Obama to speak on Ferguson and Iraq

President Obama will deliver a statement on the violence in Ferguson at 12:15 p.m. EDT. The post Live: President Obama to speak on Ferguson and Iraq appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Obama briefed on violence in Ferguson

St. Louis County Law Enforcement Officers stand in riot gear during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters August 11, 2014. Photo by Michael B. Show More Summary

A study finds a fivefold increase in superbug infection rate

Citrobacter freundii, one member of the Enterobacteriaceae family. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia. A recent study by Duke University Medical Center found that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a superbug with a mortality rate...Show More Summary

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