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ESPN opts for style over substance with its job cuts
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:09:06 -0700
Independent sports journalism took another big hit last week as the changing consumption habits of television viewers caught up to ESPN. The network cut the jobs of about 100 on-air personalities and writers.
Children shamed so parents will pay the school-lunch bill
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:06:34 -0700
Holding children publicly accountable for unpaid school-lunch bills — by throwing away their food, providing a less desirable alternative lunch or branding them with markers — is often referred to as “lunch shaming.”
Democrats split generationally for 2020 election
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:55:58 -0700
In a largely leaderless Democratic Party, two distinct groups are emerging. Competing against the older politicians is a large and shapeless set of younger candidates who span the ideological spectrum: governors, senators, mayors, wealthy execs and even members of the House.
Trump adviser to leave the White House.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:43:04 -0700
WASHINGTON (AP) — An adviser to President Donald Trump will be leaving the White House A senior administration official says Sebastian Gorka, a former counterterrorism analyst for Fox News who joined the administration as a counterterrorism adviser, will be leaving the White House in the coming days. The official says that Gorka had initially been […]
As consumer economy grows, North Korea’s grip on society weakens
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:34:42 -0700
Recent defectors, regular visitors and economists who study the country say nascent market forces are beginning to reshape North Korea — a development that complicates efforts to curb Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.
N. Korea missile fears in Japan: ‘Whatever will be, will be’
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:59:07 -0700
FUSSA, Japan (AP) — Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. “It’s impossible. There is no way we can run away […]
New Idaho law on vacation rentals seeks middle ground
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:32:08 -0700
Idaho passes a comprehensive law dealing with short-term rentals, allowing them everywhere but letting governments impose regulations, including the collection of state sales and lodging taxes
Australia warns NKorea against ‘reckless, dangerous threats’
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:20:02 -0700
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle on Monday to warn that his country and the United States would not tolerate North Korea’s “reckless, dangerous threats” to regional peace. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke at a dawn service in the northeastern city of Townsville where […]
A digital-age hardware Renaissance grows in U.S. cities
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700
The number of hardware startups is growing, driven by new tools like 3-D printing and laser cutters as well as low-cost, open-source hardware that allows for rapid prototyping that accelerates the pace of development.
Entrepreneurship has grown on M3 Biotechnology’s CEO
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0700
Leen Kawas hadn’t been planning a career with a startup. But when a Washington State University professor asked her to help start a spinoff from WSU Alzheimer’s research, she gave it a try — and is now the CEO.
Small earthquake hits Alaska peninsula; no damage reported
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:55:02 -0700
TYONEK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magniture-3.3 earthquake hit a peninsula in the southern part of the state. The center says the earthquake struck the Kenai Peninsula region at 1:32 p.m. Sunday. Its epicenter was 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Tyonek, a coastal village of about 200 people. The center […]