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Fergus Bell leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify content

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Fergus Bell, who helped the Associated Press develop standards for verifying user-generated content, will become the head of newsroom partnerships and innovation at Social Asset Management Inc. SAM sells software to newsrooms that helps...Show More Summary

Suspects formally charged with murdering Beverly Carter

Two people have been formally charged with murdering Beverly Carter, the Realtor who was found dead after showing a vacant home to a stranger, the Associated Press reports. Arron Lewis has been formally charged with capital murder, kidnapping and felon in possession...

8 Fantastic Facts About Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero

14 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sergio Aguero commanded the headlines after scoring a stunning hat-trick for Manchester City against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Here, Press Association Sport shares eight interesting facts about a player rated among the best in the world. 1. Aguero is known … Continue reading ? 8 Fantastic Facts About Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is a post from World Soccer Talk.

UCLA, other top basketball teams to play in gambling hub of Bahamas

This year's Battle 4 Atlantis men's basketball tournament in the Bahamas has an exceptionally strong field of teams. Four of the eight, including UCLA, are ranked in the Associated Press top 25 media poll. Two are in the top five.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Arkansas Marriage Ban, Ruling Stayed

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: A federal judge has struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, which could pave the way for county clerks to eventually resume issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled Tuesday in favor of a pair...Show More Summary

UN Expert: ISIS Received Up to $45 Million in Ransom Payments Over the Past Year

A United Nations terrorism expert said on Monday that the Islamic State terrorist group has made between $35 million and $45 million off of ransom payments in the past year alone, the Associated Press reports.

Man United have the loudest fans and Old Trafford is the loudest ground in the league [Mirror]

New research has found that Manchester United have not only got the loudest fans in the Premier League but also the loudest ground too. The Mirror published an articles based on findings from the Press Association’s use of the ‘Sound Meter’ smartphone app. United’s home and away following clocked in at 163 decibels which makes […]

Burned, Dead Body Found Near Site Where Michael Brown was Killed 

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, a black man’s body was found near the same apartment where Ferguson officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9, CBS St. Louis and the Associated Press report.

Political, Public Pressure to Prosecute in Brooklyn "Accidental" Police Shooting of Black Man in Dark Stairwell

yesterdayNews : Reason

Associated Press reports on some political pressure to actually hold accountable legally the police office Peter Liang who shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. By police accounts,...Show More Summary

Chris Colfer to Work On Multiple New Book Projects

Glee star Chris Colfer has landed a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for several new projects. Editorial director Alvina Ling will continue to work with Colfer on his manuscripts. According to The Associated Press, Colfer plans to write two more installments for the Land of Stories middle grade series. Show More Summary

Amazing Video Of A Wingsuit Flyer Narrowly Escaping A Mountain Ridge And Catching Tourists Off Guard

This stunning footage was captured on a daredevil's helmet-mounted camera as he flies the famous 'Bispen line', down the 1462m mountain of the same name. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

NY: Transit Fund Gap Issue Seen

A new report from the New York Public Transit Association shows a pressing need for big money investments in transit systems aside from the MTA across the state as a record number of riders hop on buses and other modes of public transportation.

TCU vs. Texas: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

The TCU Horned Frogs fell to No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25 after they were given a scare by Kansas in Week 13. Things won't be getting any easier for this College Football Playoff contender, as a trip to Austin to take on the surging Texas Longhorns is next on the slate. Earlier in the season, this contest had the makings of a lopsided affair. Show More Summary

Grand jury finds Wilson not culpable in Brown death

So that happened overnight. The crowd in Ferguson wasn’t pleased, so they burned some cars and some buildings to punish people who had nothing to do with the incident, according to the Associated Press. Because that’s how we act these days – if the law doesn’t do what you think it should do, you should […]

UCLA vs. Stanford Complete Game Preview

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 28; 3:30 p.m. ET WHERE: The Rose Bowl; Pasadena, California TV: ABC UCLA returned to the Top 10 of the Associated Press Poll for the first time since Week 1 following the Bruins' 38-20 rout of rival USC. The Bruins should also climb from its No. Show More Summary

Soviet Hockey Coach Viktor Tikhonov Dies at 84

Victor Tikhonov Associated Press Viktor Tikhonov, one of the most successful and renowned international hockey coaches in history, died Sunday in Moscow after a prolonged illness. He was 84. During his 14-year tenure as the coach of the Soviet national team, Tikhonov won eight world championships, as well as Olympic gold in 1984 and 1988. Show More Summary

Reports: Ferguson Grand Jury Has Reached Decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. The Associated Press was not...Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from the AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings in Week 3

Though the first three days of the 2014-15 college basketball season were relatively uneventful, the past seven days were rife with big games and shocking upsets, leading to a ton of winners and losers in the Associated Press Top 25Show More Summary

Hunter Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself In The Head

Authorities say a New Jersey goose hunter who was out with his father died after he accidentally shot himself in the head and neck on Saturday, according to the Associated PressThe shooting occurred around 4:15 p.m in a wooded area of West Windsor. Initially, reports suggested that the father had accidentally shot his son, but [...]

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