Teacher, father recall terror, grief a year after Connecticut shooting
13 Dec 2013, 2:37 pm
GREENWICH, Conn (Reuters) - It has been a year since Kaitlin Roig barricaded herself and 15 first-graders in a bathroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hiding from a gunman who would go on to kill 26 people in an 11-minute rampage.
TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday Israel and the Palestinians were still on schedule to reach a full Middle East peace deal by the end of April, and both sides were committed to the talks.
BANGUI (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday warned groups carrying out atrocities in the Central African Republic the world was watching and would hold them to account, after the killings of hundreds of people, mainly civilians.
VIENNA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A breakthrough agreement to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program appeared to face its first major difficulty on Friday with Russia warning that expanding a U.S. sanctions blacklist could seriously complicate its implementation.
Martha Stewart cuts 100 employees
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On Thursday, as predicted, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia fired 100 employees, Keith Kelly reported Thursday in the New York Post.
Included in the downsizing were some of the company’s upper-level executives, including executive vice … Read more
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“On Thursday I served Rob Ford with a libel notice, the first step in the process of pursuing a defamation lawsuit,” Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale wrote in an article … Read more
The one-year anniversary of a tragic event is a significant moment. But for journalists, such moments too often become opportunities for emotional exploitation rather than real journalism.
The citizens of Newtown, Conn., and the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary … Read more
“Publishing this article was a difficult decision,” Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll writes about Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman’s story about Robert Levinson. Levinson, they report, is a former FBI agent who has been … Read more
The Switch: Valve shipping Steam Machines to beta-testers. Here’s the production line.
Gaming company Valve is shipping out their first hardware foray to beta testers today: The Steam Machine and its dual trackpad controller. They announced the timing (and released the above photos of the production line above) Wednesday; If you didn't get a notice that you'd be receiving a machine t
A new fundraising campaign aims to break Apple's stranglehold over iPhone software distribution, giving users the ability to run software that hasn't been approved by Cupertino. The project is backed by disabled people who say that Apple's restrictive app approval process makes it difficult for the
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Yahoo Mail has experienced an extended outage this week and is now in its fourth day. But Yahoo refuses to say just how many users are being affected. On Wednesday, a Yahoo blog post said that "some of our users haven't been able to access their mail since 10:27 PM PT on Monday night" because of a
Instagram Releases List of Top Photographed Places in 2013
There are few surprises in the most talked about places across U.S. social media sites, indicating that pure volume rather than unique content is what keeps them at the top.
This year's list of 100 top meeting hotels revealed a slight shift away from major hotel brands and traditional conventional cities, mirroring a larger trend towards independent hotels and emerging destinations in the hospitality industry.
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