Category Archives: technology

Russian hackers read Obama’s unclassified emails last year: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama’s unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. Continue reading

Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCD

The White House Correspondents’ Association is holding its annual dinner Saturday night. “Saturday Night Live” comedian Cecily Strong is hosting the event in a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians and Hollywood celebrities at the Washington Hilton hotel in D.C. Continue reading

Thousands march in Baltimore to protest black man’s death, some damage

By Lacey Johnson By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) – At least 2,000 people marched through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody, and authorities said some demonstrators threw objects at officers and broke windows. In the biggest protest since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died on Sunday, two separate clusters of protesters chanting “shut it down” began marching. Continue reading

Photos from the red carpet at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Here’s a look at the weekend festivities including the red carpet walk at the 101st White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C on April 25, 2015. Celebrities and journalists arrive for this annual affair to celebrate another year of White House coverage… and oh yes, to see what the guest of honor, President Obama has to say about to their efforts Continue reading

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

File-This July 31, 2013, file photo shows Sophia Bush, left, and Dan Fredinburg arriving at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press April 25, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. Continue reading

Photos from the ground: Devastating earthquake hits Nepal

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Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

By TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast’s decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over what Americans download and watch Continue reading

Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media. But everyone agreed on one thing: Despite growing awareness, outdated Native American stereotypes in Hollywood remain. Continue reading

Baltimore mayor praises marchers for peaceful protests over man’s death

By Ian Simpson By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The mayor of Baltimore praised the citizens who organized five days of peaceful protests over the death of a black man in police custody and vowed after meeting with clergy leaders on Friday to find answers in the case. The largely black city has seen daily marches and demonstrations since Sunday, when 25-year-old Freddie Gray died of a neck injury sustained when police arrested him a week earlier Continue reading

After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. Continue reading