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#Breaking News

The Impact of the 'Breaking News' Cycle on Our Health

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

Whether we hear the news on our way to work, read it over breakfast, or see it regurgitated and analyzed repeatedly through our online and social media channels, it seems inescapable. And like it or not, it infuses itself into our psyche, taking direct aim at how we feel and react.

Political Satire Comes to Mosaic Art

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

How many of these faces do you recognize?

Bob Dylan Gives Us an Early Gift

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Is Dylan's new track from a forthcoming album? A good guess. The single is a cover, and is almost Dylan's age, written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman in 1945 and most notably recorded, that year, by Frank Sinatra.

Arcade Fire Announces Surprise Show in L.A.

Art Tavana | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

This comes on the heels of the band closing out Coachella weekend one; which included a much talked about cover of "Heart of Glass" with Blondie's Debbie Harry.

OpenSSL Vulnerability Hits the Web Unexpectedly

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Home
Alex Ivanovs

Two thirds of all of the websites in the world use OpenSSL, this vulnerability would enable hackers (or anyone else for that matter) to exploit the cryptographic library and use that as a way of stealing information trough the SSL/TLS gateways.

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Jonathan Handel

Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just br...

CNN Breaking News: Wolf Blitzer Missing

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Christiane Amanpour: "We appreciate your giving CNN this exclusive interview, President Putin, and I want to ask you straightway whether it is your in...

Car Plows Through Crowd at SXSW

Art Tavana | Posted 05.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

23 are injured, two reported dead, and five in critical condition following a hit and run on Red River Street near The Mohawk bar in Austin, Texas, during the South By Southwest film and music festival.

Is Breaking News: Broken?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The headline says it all; "Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi." The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during la...

Ten Ways to Use Breaking News to Buzz Your Book, Product or Business

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 04.06.2014 | Small Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

In an age of the 24-hour news cycle, there is always breaking news. Hot headlines right now include the upcoming Sochi Olympic Games and the nearby te...

HSUS Undercover Investigation Shutters NJ Slaughter Plant

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This morning, The HSUS publicly released footage of our latest undercover investigation into slaughterhouse abuses and the continuing mistreatment of ...

RAW VIDEO: The Moment Alleged Denver Hostage Taker Is Shot By Police

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Video has surfaced of a Denver, Colo. man being shot by police after he allegedly took a woman hostage early Monday morning at a 7-Eleven. The man,...

UPDATED: Denver Man Allegedly Has Hostage In 7-Eleven

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

UPDATE 12:36 p.m. -- Authorities said the suspect was shot and is in critical condition. 9News reports that the suspect held two people hostage and th...

The 'Father of the Prostitute' Incident Should Spark a Journalism Debate on Fact-checking 'Ethnic Names'

Natasha Tynes | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Natasha Tynes

Journalism is very much in flux these days and there is a always a room to revisit its standards. You have to give it to "Abu Sharmouta" for exposing this fact-checking hole.

Cam McDaniel, Jonathan Daniel, and a Picture That Doesn't Need Words

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 12.25.2013 | Sports
Anne Margaret Daniel

Last Saturday, October 19, running back Cam McDaniel helped Notre Dame beat USC in a 14-10 home football victory. He rushed for 92 yards, a career high for the junior from Coppell, Texas.

Philip Chevron 1957-2013: Red Roses for Him

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Twenty years ago, Spider Stacy wrote a lyrical, lovely, sort-of-a-love-song, on which he sings lead for The Pogues, called "Tuesday Morning." When I saw the sad news on the morning of October 8 of Philip Chevron's untimely death, I thought of Spider's song.

Hi, I'm Thomas Pynchon

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Does anyone know about a Thomas Pynchon t-shirt offered for sale sometime around 1970? The whole t-shirt campaign for Bleeding Edge is making me wonder.

Seamus Heaney: Words of Comfort

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

His family and friends are in mourning for Seamus Heaney, who died in Dublin on August 30. They are joined by a world of acquaintances and admirers, both known and unknown to Heaney himself, whose grieving is for the poet and the man -- if those could be separated.

lamas Doritos Locos Taco

Foodbeast | Posted 08.02.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

Taco Bell's next flavor has arrived.

Experiencing a Coup On Vacation: Adventure Travel Runs Smack Into Real Life

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The army's recent intervention in Egypt, and the turmoil there, have brought memories surging back of a time in 2005 when I was on my way to a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. World events chose that moment to intervene in my carefully made plans.

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

Social Media as a Catalyst for Social Change

Kim Garst | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media
Kim Garst

Is social media getting a bad reputation? Is it a community-building tool that unites the world, or the biggest sinkhole for productivity known to mankind?

What's Changed -- and Hasn't -- in the Coverage of Breaking News

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Fifty years ago, in 1963, the media landscape was still dominated by the printed word, and by the imperative of getting the story right before it was published in early and final editions of America's newspapers.

Boston Forever

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Sidonie Sawyer

Disasters have a devastating way of putting hurt pushpins on the face of the Earth in a way that no other event can. The tragedies are all vibrant and heartbreaking, whether it's an orchestrated attack or an act of nature.

VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal. Pi Day - a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists - to...