An unemployed father of four accused of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack became "brainwashed" and a "ticking time bomb” obsessed with Muslims after watching a BBC drama about the Rochdale grooming scandal, a court has heard. Show More Summary
The Latest on a shooting at a Texas high school (all times local):
A lot of hikers ask me which backpacks I think are the best for multi-day hikes and long distance backpacking, and time and again, I recommend the packs listed below. Why? I think they’re large enough to fit all of the gear and foodShow More Summary
It has been a year since Trump became the 45th President of the United States. In that time Franklin Graham has on occasion been critical of this president. However on Sunday Graham said that so far President Trump was ‘defending the Christian faith’ better than any recent American leader. From Fox News: Graham said […]
The Financial Times is giving 16- to 19-year-olds enrolled in high schools around the world free access to FT.com, the company announced Monday, extending a program that had previously been available to students in the U.K. “We hope to emulate the success of the U.K. schools initiative which has resulted in over 1,400 secondary schools...
Collaboration and data journalism suit each other. All that’s needed to make things work is time — a lot of it. Stretching data stories across borders and languages is a feat of processes, and the European Data Journalism Network is hoping it’s ironed out the right ones. On board are 15 official partners, with news...
On the same afternoon that NPR’s David Folkenflik was to release his scoop on Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn’s alleged history of workplace harassment, Levinsohn himself delivered a manifesto of sorts on Tronc’s strategy. Speaking to the Needham Growth Conference at about noon ET, Levinsohn and Tronc CFO Terry Jimenez laid out Tronc’s long-awaited...
Google Trends, but for more than just searches and not freely public. The Bloomberg Terminal, but for data trails over time. Alternative data, but for journalists. (The Wall Street kind, not the Kellyanne Conway kind.) The price of a Chipotle burrito bowl, but comparing the price differences across zip codes. Thinknum Media launched this morning...
In the midst of a union organizing vote, new Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief Lewis D’Vorkin is moving forward with a sweeping reorganization of the Times newsroom. He will, I’ve learned from numerous sources, soon announce three new top hires — all from outside a newsroom in turmoil. Those three would follow the appointment of Steve Miller, whom the Times...
City Bureau is trying to make public hearings matter again — or at least, noted by the public and somewhat reported on — and is bringing its approach to a new city for the first time. Started on Chicago’s South Side in 2015, the civic media lab — distinct from the fondly remembered Chicago City...
The last time that Techdirt wrote about Tunisia was back in 2011, when the Internet helped bring about a major regime change there. Although violent protests against the government have flared up recently, in general, the processes that are being applied to shift national policies in Tunisia are both peaceful and successful. Show More Summary
Two months ago, we reported that Hawaii was restoring an air raid warning system that hadn't been operational since the Cold War. Only this time, it's due to the rising tensions between the US and North Korea... Indeed, these tensions...Show More Summary
By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam Paulina Nogaj went a season best time on the 200 free, as well as won the 100 fly and 200 IM. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Akron Wins 13 of 16 Events Against Ohio in MAC Dual
Researchers at Harvard have developed a milliDelta robot that is very precise and moves very quickly. The video shows the robot moving so quickly (making circles up to 75 times per second) that the motion blurs, like Neo at the end of the first Matrix movie. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local):
Toward a Fuller Integration of Graphics in Statistical Analysis The talk will be 20 Apr 2018 at 1:25pm. And here are some things to read ahead of time, if you’re interested:  A Bayesian formulation of exploratory data analysis and goodness-of-fit testing. Show More Summary
We just passed the tipping point.
On the fifth day of Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing for molestation charges, 15-year-old Emma Ann Miller stood in the Lansing, Mich., courtroom to confront the man she said had repeatedly sexually abused her, the last time during a medical appointment in August 2016. She was 10-years-old when she started seeing him for treatment, according to Sports Illustrated. “There has […]
Ordered to pilot are a comedy inspired by the life of 'One Day at a Time' showrunner Gloria Calderon-Kellett, half-hour 'I Mom So Hard' and drama 'Murder.' read more
The last time we were pulling this much oil out of the ground, the Beatles broke up.