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‘I wish my teacher knew’ — poignant notes from students

A third-grade teacher at a Denver elementary school decided to try to get to know her students better — most of whom come from low-income families — and gave them a writing assignment in which she hoped they would reveal something about themselves. Kyle Schwartz called the activity “I wish my teacher knew” — and […]

Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding large-scale military exercises after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions. In a possible sign the Saudi-led air campaign against the Shiite rebels […]

ESPN’s Britt McHenry Responds to Controversial Video

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has responded to the controversial video of her criticizing a tow company employee’s career, appearance and education. McHenry released the following statement via Twitter: In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. Show More Summary

VIDEO: White House Ditched Kerry on Iran Deal

Yup, the Obama White House left John Kerry, their Secretary of State, out to dry on the Iran ‘deal':

Battery Charges Against Judge Mark Fuller Dropped

Last year, denizens of the Eleventh Circuit were shocked to learn that U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller had been charged with battery after his wife made a 911 call from a hotel. Fuller was formally charged with battery, but that was just the start of his problems. The Eleventh Circuit......

What it was like to cover baseball and Billy Martin in the ’80s

Cover of Bill Pennington’s book. Bill Pennington wasn’t immune. Like everyone else, he had a memorable encounter with Billy Martin. Pennington covered Martin and the Yankees for the Bergen Record during their wild ride. He actually had...Show More Summary

With Jawbone Partnership, AmEx Offers Another Nifty Payment Option

Want to buy a latte with your fitness tracker? If you use an American Express credit card, now you can. Today, AmEx announced a partnership with Jawbone that it claims will make the wearable brand the first to accept mobile payments....Show More Summary

Healthcare Analytics Platform Arcadia Health Gets Raises $13M

EHR data aggregation/analytics and consulting firm Arcadia Health Systems announced this week, it has raised $13M in funding led by private equity firm Peloton Equity with participation by existing investors and Zaffre Investments, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Show More Summary

Pro-Russia journalist shot dead in Ukraine

New York, April 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ukrainian authorities to identify the motive in the murder of Oles Buzina, former editor of the independent news website Segodnya, in Kiev early today. Buzina was gunned down outside of his home by two masked men who fled the...

Cannes: This Year's Biggest Snubs and No-Shows (Analysis)

Among the buzz titles not heading to Cannes this year are Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic, Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' and Johnny Depp-starrer 'Black Mass.' read more

The wheels on the bus went round and round….. at HIMSS-15 in Chicago

I wish I could report on everything that happened at HIMSS this year. Of course, that would be impossible without writing a book (and it would be a really big book). So, as I do each year, I will only provide some high-level impressions about what I saw...(read more)

WTVJ Plays the Anchor Shuffle

Larry Olevitch, president and GM of Miami NBC owned station WTVJ, says the Miami NBC owned station is changing its anchor lineup to “better serve our viewers.” Wednesday, April 22, Jawan Strader (pictured right) will join Jackie Nespral (pictured left) as co-anchor of the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Cannes: Strong U.S. Presence With Few Big Titles

Warner Bros' 'Mad Max: Fury Road and Pixar's 'Inside Out' are the only studio films in this year's line up. read more

Going Solar Should Be No More Difficult than Getting Cable TV

Americans love solar and recognize that beyond producing energy it powers us toward greater energy independence, combats global warming and lowers our utility bills. Getting a grid-connected home solar electric system up and running shouldn't be particularly hard or time-consuming. read more

RTOS Evolves to Ease Wireless IoT Device Design

Recognizing that the Internet of Things (IoT) will involve many non-traditional embedded systems developers, Texas Instruments has revised its TI-RTOS to incorporate automated power management and connectivity features that simplify IoT endpoint creation. Show More Summary

DNA Catches Attacker

One of our own was almost a victim : A rape suspect was linked by DNA to a daylight attack on an off-duty Chicago police officer who was jogging in a Northwest Side park but was able to fight him off, Cook County prosecutors said Friday.Rolando...Show More Summary

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