| 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,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:30 PM
(Updates at end with response from NewsHour) With the word Tuesday that "NewsHour" was shutting down offices and laying off employees, it's time to ask the question: Just how much of the this one-time PBS bedrock is actually left?
In fact, let's go a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Last week: This week the Palm Beach State Attorney's office joined prosecutors from big cities around the state in creating a DUI diversion program for first time offenders. The participants are punished almost the same as if they received a DUI...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...