| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
NBCUniversal's MSNBC cable outlet spent more time covering the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., than rivals CNN or Fox News Channel in the first week the story broke, according to a new study.
In the six days after...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to create original television programs to air in prime time and on weekend afternoons on the broadcaster's MyNet and CW stations.
The Sinclair Original Programming division will develop entertainment programs,...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Eight people convicted of terrorism, including three accused of masterminding last October’s deadly vehicle explosion in Tiananmen Square, have been executed, China’s state-run media said Saturday.
It was not clear exactly when or where...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:19 PM
China has poured billions of dollars into building a nationwide surveillance network – by one 2013 estimate, the country had 30 million surveillance cameras in parks, on highways and even in taxis.
Now, there’s one more very powerful eye...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:16 PM
When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses.
Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. turned in a better-than-expected second quarter Wednesday, thanks to strong advertising sales and lower expenses to operate its television stations.
The Hunt Valley broadcaster said it earned $41.3 million, or 42 cents per...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The story was a grabber: Islamic State, the fundamentalist Al Qaeda breakway group formerly known as ISIS, was planning the genital mutilation of as many as 4 million Iraqi women and girls.
The BBC and other news agencies quoted the U.N.’s...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Michael Phelps is keeping everyone guessing.
Less than a week after Phelps told a Maine TV station that “I’m retired. I love it. It’s fun,” his coach Bob Bowman told a French news agency that the winner of the most medals in...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:40 PM
News crews from other countries will descend upon Sanford, Fla. next week for the opening of the George Zimmerman trial, because the rest of the world is fascinated by America’s preoccupation with race.
“Preoccupation” is the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:53 AM
After the coffee. Before preparing to moderate a panel of sports execs.
The Skinny: Among the things I have to do today is moderate a panel of regional sports executives from Fox, Time Warner Cable and NBCUniversal. Send your questions my way. And yes,...