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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Comcast is expected to announce its acquisition of Time Warner on Thursday, various media outlets report.
Bloomberg, citing "four people familiar with matter," says Comcast will buy the cable company for about $44 billion, "combining the largest two U.S. cable companies in an all-stock deal."
The New York Times ...
Sunday, February 09, 2014
The drug company Merck, maker of the NuvaRing contraceptive, says it will pay out $100 million to settle thousands of liability lawsuits from women who say they were harmed by using the product.
These women say that the birth control method put them at greater risk of life-threatening blood clots, ...
Monday, December 30, 2013
New Year's resolutions: Sometimes we make them; usually we break them. The annual goals are intended to bring out the best in us — but what if you're already extremely accomplished?
These five women have worked hard to help others, through businesses, innovation and writing. Four of them were speakers ...
Friday, December 20, 2013
Politicians in the Dominican Republic have long courted Dominicans in the U.S. for votes. That relationship has strengthened in the past couple of years; in 2011, the Dominican government established seven representatives for its communities abroad.
And that influence means activism in the U.S. matters back on the island....
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Some women are notoriously sensitive about their age. Not Diana Nyad.
At 64, the inspirational long-distance swimmer says she's in her prime. At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco on Thursday, she recounted her successful fifth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Through her harrowing trip, there was ...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport have led to a second arrest, police say.
Reporter Doualy Xaykaothao tells our Newscast unit that 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez was arrested Friday at the airport. Dicarlo Bennett was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the same incident. The ...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Syria's chemical weapons could be consolidated and moved out of the country, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested in an interview with NPR.
Weapons inspectors are still in Syria assessing the country's stockpile and how to destroy it, in accordance with a United Nations Security Council resolution approved in ...
Friday, August 23, 2013
ESPN President John Skipper released a statement Friday defending the network's journalistic integrity after it pulled out of an investigation of the NFL.
ESPN had been a partner with PBS's Frontline on a forthcoming series about concussions in the National Football League. A trailer for the two-part investigation says ...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
A new homeless initiative in Hawaii is raising some eyebrows, and the department in charge of implementing it has concerns of its own.
As part of a larger housing bill in July, the state Legislature approved $100,000 per year for a three-year pilot project that would help get some ...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
In a conflict zone, getting the basics — food, water, shelter — is a constant challenge. And it likely involves being on the move.
Now imagine pregnancy. There might not be a functioning medical facility for miles. And the environment makes the woman and her baby more susceptible to complications....
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 ...
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 ...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...