Dana Farrington

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San Francisco Crash Victims Identified As Chinese Girls

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Two people died Saturday in the crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, San Francisco's fire chief says.

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says everyone who had been on board the flight is accounted for.

National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Debbie Hersman said ...


Facebook Bug Exposed Contact Information Stored On Profiles

Friday, June 21, 2013

Facebook has discovered a bug that compromised contact information for millions of people. The company estimates that about 6 million users had email addresses or telephone numbers inadvertently shared with others they have a connection to.

CNN explains how the accidental sharing occurred:

"The bug, which has ...


Paula Deen's Contract Is Toast After Quick-Fire Criticism

Friday, June 21, 2013

Paula Deen's contract with The Food Network expires at the end of June — and it won't be renewed.

The celebrity chef faced a barrage of criticism after the National Enquirer reported that Deen admitted to using the N-word in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit against her. ...


What Is Meant By The Term 'Whistle-Blower'

Monday, June 10, 2013

When Edward Snowden came out as the source of leaks about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, he was immediately labeled a whistle-blower by many.

Is the term a misnomer?

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, took to Twitter on Sunday to question the ...


Construction Worker In Custody For Phila. Building Collapse

Saturday, June 08, 2013

A construction worker has turned himself in to police in connection with Wednesday's building collapse in Philadelphia. The incident killed six people and wounded more than a dozen.

"Sean Benschop was demolishing a four-story building next to a Salvation Army thrift store, when part of the structure collapsed onto ...


Why Do People Live In Twister-Prone Oklahoma?

Monday, June 03, 2013

In covering the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we've been asking a lot of questions about safety and preparedness. On Saturday, a meteorologist told NPR's Wade Goodwyn that "there is no universal, one-size-fits-all guidance or safety rules for tornadoes."

Some of the online commenters on that story had ...


Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gnomes marched their way into one of England's most prestigious gardening events this year. The 100th annual Chelsea Flower Show, which ends Saturday, opened its gates to the flower-friendly creatures for the first time.

Gnomes decorated by celebrities made their debut at the show and are now up ...


French President Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law

Saturday, May 18, 2013

France is officially the 14th country to legalize gay marriage. Saturday, President Francois Hollande signed a bill that Parliament had passed in April, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt.

Opposition had stalled Hollande's action. As the BBC reports, after the Senate and National ...


Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A task force in Newtown, Conn., on Friday unanimously recommended building a brand-new school at the site where a gunman killed 26 children and teachers in December.

In January, students from Sandy Hook resumed classes, but at an unused school in a neighboring town.

Newtown leaders voted to ...


Israel Reportedly Attacks Syrian Facility, In An Escalation

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Israeli warplanes attacked a military research center near Damascus early Sunday, according to intelligence reports and Syrian state media. The attack prompted Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad to deem it a "declaration of war" by Israel, CNN reports.

The facility in question, in the Damascus suburb of ...


Israel Reportedly Attacked Target In Syria In Airstrike

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Israel has conducted an airstrike against a target in Syria, in an apparent attempt to keep a shipment of missiles from reaching Hezbollah, according to multiple news agencies citing Israeli and U.S. officials.

Israel has not officially confirmed reports that it carried out the attack on a target in Syria, ...


Obama To Nominate Charlotte Mayor For Transportation Post

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by the president to be the next transportation secretary on Monday, a White House official confirms.

From member station WFAE in Charlotte, Ben Bradford reports Foxx has three main transportation credentials.

"As mayor, he's advocated for expansion of the city's light rail ...


Wedged Between Buildings, Plane Part Could Be From Sept. 11

Friday, April 26, 2013

Surveyors have found what appears to be part of a plane that hit the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, New York police say. The piece of landing gear is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep, police tell The Associated Press.

In a statement, NYPD Deputy ...


Battling Obstacles, Chinese Relief Crews Seek Quake Victims

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"We lost everything in such a short time," a Chinese college student tells The Associated Press.

An earthquake in southwestern China Saturday caused his family's home to collapse, crushing his grandfather.

Xinhua news agency reports at least 186 people were killed by the quake, more than 11,000 were injured ...


Legally Bombed: Hubby's DUI Charge Lands Witherspoon In Tank

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Reese Witherspoon and her husband, James Toth, were arrested early Friday morning in Atlanta, Variety reports. A police report obtained by Variety says a state trooper saw Toth weaving over a double line.

"Toth appeared disheveled and his breath smelled of alcohol, according to the police report, prompting the ...


How It Unfolded: Boston Bombing Suspect Taken Into Custody

Friday, April 19, 2013

After an hours-long "shelter-in-place" advisory ended in Watertown, Mass., a man walked into his yard Friday to find blood on the tarp covering his boat.

At a press conference Friday night, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis gave this and other details that led law enforcement to take the second suspect ...


Ex-Justice Of The Peace Charged With Killings In North Texas

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"A former justice of the peace has been charged with murder in the slayings of a North Texas district attorney and his assistant who prosecuted him for theft, officials announced Thursday," The Associated Press reports. Eric Williams is also charged with the murder of the district attorney's wife.

The ...


ICE Union President Asks Rubio To Leave 'Gang Of Eight'

Friday, April 12, 2013

The president of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement union is calling on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to step down from the Gang of Eight. The bipartisan group of lawmakers is working on immigration overhaul legislation, which could be released next week, and Rubio is considered an important ...


Leading Ladies: Connecticut, Louisville Set For Championship

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Connecticut has been to the women's NCAA championship round twice in the last five years. In 2009, they were up against Louisville.

And here we are again. (Or, we will be on Tuesday.)

Connecticut beat Notre Dame 83-65 in the Final Four round Sunday night, clinching its ride ...


There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Saturday, April 06, 2013

And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who ...