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  • Earthquake in China's Yunnan province razes an estimated 22,550 houses

    Earthquake in China's Yunnan province razes an estimated 22,550 houses
    The rising death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southwestern China's Yunnan province is putting the spotlight on the poor quality of construction in the rugged, mountainous terrain. By late Monday, 398 people were reported dead and 1,891...
  • Gannett Is Latest Media Co. To Separate Print And Hitch A Ride With TV

    Even newspaper companies don't want to depend on newspapers any longer. Gannett Co. once had a reputation for being the nation's most disciplined manager of print publications that could be as large as USA Today and as small as the Palladium-Item of...
  • Strong advertising sales lead to earnings boost for Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Strong advertising sales lead to earnings boost for Sinclair Broadcast Group
    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...
  • Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?

    Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?
    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...
  • Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs

    Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs
    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...
  • Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign

    Staff news: Shelby Grad to oversee local coverage; Kim Murphy to head national/foreign
    A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin: Today we announce a reorganization involving three of our most important news departments. These changes will advance our efforts to produce a digital report...
  • Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months

    Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months
    The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been released after 10 months of detention by Russian authorities and the damaged icebreaker is now limping back home to Amsterdam, the environmental activist group said Friday. The Arctic Sunrise was...
  • Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues

    Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported. Libyan border security forces opened fire when a...
  • TV ratings: Fox News wins, CNN surges to No. 2 in cable news in August

    Major news stories -- including the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Missouri by a white police officer, and escalating tensions in the Middle East -- helped boost ratings for cable news channels during August. Fox News was...
  • TV-News Outlets Grapple With How To Report On Grisly ISIS Videos

    The videos are shocking, repulsive and horrifying. Yet they would likely attract tens of thousands of viewers who have few qualms about watching appalling content. As a broadcaster, do you put them on the air or hold back? Many TV-news outlets are...
  • Ukraine president, separatists predict cease-fire but with big 'ifs'

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and leaders of the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on Thursday professed readiness for a cease-fire on condition that the other side effectively surrender what it has been fighting for at the cost of...