Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:52 am
In a striking display of confidence in the sensory impact of old-school technology, the Times of London has set up speakers in its newsroom to broadcast the sound of typewriters clicketing and clacking to inspire reporters to buckle down for deadline, according to The Independent newspaper.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 3:58 pm
The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a new report today that there was no proof that delays in care at the VA facility in Phoenix led to the death of as many as 40 veterans. But the report did find other systemwide problems that the department said it will fix.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 5:53 pm
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was returned to surgery at a New Hampshire hospital on Tuesday, after suffering serious injuries in what police say was a one-car crash Monday, according to the Burlington Free Press. The newspaper also reports that Freeh is under armed guard.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 2:43 pm
It's not a good time to be called ISIS. A Florida condo project, a line of adult lingerie in the U.K. and others with similar names are rethinking their names.
ISIS Downtown, a development in West Palm Beach, Fla., is changing its name to 3 Thirty Three Downtown. No reason was given, but the change was noted on the project's Facebook page, which now has an updated image with the new name.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 1:54 pm
Flying is already a pain. But a story from the Associated Press Tuesday really brings home the point: The wire service reports that an entire plane was diverted on Sunday after a fight broke out over a passenger's right to recline her seat.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:51 am
Rabbis from across Asia attended Tuesday's ceremony to mark the reopening of the Jewish center in Mumbai, India, that was one of the scenes of the bloody attacks on the city in November 2008.
The Nov. 26, 2008, attack on India's commercial capital killed more than 160 people, including six people at Nariman House, the Chabad center in historic south Mumbai. Among those killed at the Jewish center were Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his pregnant wife, who had lived in Mumbai since 2003. Their 2-year-old son was saved by his nanny and now lives in Israel.
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 12:29 pm
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After seven weeks of intense fighting that's killed more than 2,000 people, Hamas and Israel have announced a long-term cease-fire deal.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement in Ramallah on Tuesday, saying both sides will return to the negotiating table to deal with other demands. Abbas suggested he wanted an outcome that ends the cycle of war in the region.