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Flight 93 Memorial Center Opens 14 Years After Sept. 11 Attacks

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Updated at 2 p.m. ET

A $26 million visitor complex honoring the victims of Flight 93 was dedicated and opened to the public on Thursday. The United Airlines plane was one of four hijacked by al-Qaida on Sept. 11, 2001, and the only flight that didn't reach its target.

Passengers ...


After Contract Talks Break Down, Seattle Teachers To Strike

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Teachers in Seattle, Wash., the state's largest school district, will go on strike Wednesday. Seattle teachers haven't gone on strike since 1985.

The primary issue is pay, but as KPLU's Kyle Stokes told NPR's Newscast unit, it's "pay with a twist."

"The school district wants to increase the length of ...


Guatemala Likely To Require Runoff Presidential Election

Monday, September 07, 2015

Early results from Guatemala's presidential election show comedian Jimmy Morales in the lead with 26 percent of the vote.

If no candidate receives a simple victory in the first round, the two top finishers will face each other in a runoff late next month.

With about 79 percent of polling ...


Report Says Missing Mexican Students May Have Disrupted Drug Shipment

Monday, September 07, 2015

An investigation by a human rights group into the fate of 43 missing student teachers in Mexico challenges the government's official version of the events that led to the students' disappearance almost a year ago.

Shortly after the students went missing, Mexico's then-attorney general Jesús Murillo Karam said ...


Google Logo Gets A Reboot

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

With a wave of the hand, or a Google Doodle version of that gesture, the tech company has unveiled its first logo update since 2013. The new font, a sans serif typeface made in-house and called Product Sans, has a cleaner look but retains the familiar primary colors ...


Mississippi Couple Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State are being held without bail. Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, were arrested at the airport in Columbus, Miss., on Saturday. The pair allegedly planned to travel to Turkey and then cross the border into ...


Archie Comics Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies At 86

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Artist Tom Moore, who gave life to the teen angst of Archie and his Riverdale pals from 1953 to the late 1980s, has died of lung cancer in El Paso, Texas.

According to his hometown paper, the El Paso Times, Moore began his cartooning career while serving in the ...


Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words, Offers Clarity On Old Ones

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Justice Antonin Scalia called on using old-time language on Thursday to express his contempt for the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Obamacare. He called the majority opinion "jiggery pokery" and "pure applesauce."

Also Thursday, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary added 500 entries, mostly of the new-fangled ...


Gmail Now Features A Way To Ease Sender's Remorse

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Email regrets? We've had a few. Google now has a solution for the dreaded "reply all" misfire and other e-disasters. With a few adjustments to Gmail settings, users have the option to withdraw a message sent in haste, in anger or from a bar.

From the Gmail help page: