What about the year gone by? Time for one last look with Jane Pauley: January The year began with California becoming the sixth state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Later in the month, a judge sentenced physician Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in jail for sexually abusing more than 250 girls. California ready to go green with legalization of marijuana in 2018 ("CBS Evening News," 12/27/17) California pot dispensaries and consumers face sobering reality ("CBS This Morning," 01/03/18) Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in court (CBS News, 01/19/18) Focus turns to culture of abuse after Larry Nassar sentencing ("CBS This Morning, 01/24/18) Aly Raisman speaks out about sexual abuse ("60 Minutes," 09/09/18) February February brought the Winter Olympics to South Korea; and a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff members. Survivors launched a campaign for stricter gun laws … [Read more...] about The year in review: Top news stories of 2018 month by month
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Nellie Bowles, New York Times 4:46 pm PDT, Sunday, September 23, 2018 FILE - In this Tuesday, May 19, 2009, file photo, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org, speaks during a panel discussion sponsored by Consumer Reports and The Consumerist on how online media is making a difference for consumers, in New York. A $20 million gift from the Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is helping to underwrite The Markup, a news site dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society. less FILE - In this Tuesday, May 19, 2009, file photo, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org, speaks during a panel discussion sponsored by Consumer Reports and The Consumerist on how online media is making a ... more Photo: Frank Franklin II, Associated Press FILE -- Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark, poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Craig Newmark, a former computer … [Read more...] about News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder
A New York Times headline attacks UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s extravagant curtains, even though the Obama administration ordered them in 2016. The fake news headline snarks, “Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.”In the first paragraph, the far-left Times goes on to attack Haley and President Trump’s State Department because they “spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring.” The word “spent” is crucial, however, because after five whole paragraphs describing Haley’s “spectacular views” in her leased $58,000 a month “full-floor penthouse, with handsome hardwood floors covering large open spaces stretching nearly 6,000 square feet,” the Times at long last reveals the … [Read more...] about New York Times Spreads Fake News About Nikki Haley’s $52,701 Curtains
PSNI issue warning to parents after photo emerges of children on top of building BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Police have issued a warning to parents across Northern Ireland after this picture was taken. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/psni-issue-warning-to-parents-after-photo-emerges-of-children-on-top-of-building-37185798.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37185799.ece/4082c/AUTOCROP/h342/Children_Roof_Lurgan.jpg Email Police have issued a warning to parents across Northern Ireland after this picture was taken. The picture, posted by the PSNI on its Craigavon Facebook page, shows three children on top of the roof of a building in Lurgan. An officer, posting on Facebook, said: "Hey parents! Recognise your little cherubs? Harmless fun, right? "Now imagine having to have a closed casket funeral because their body is that badly disfigured after a 2 story fall. "Or how about if one trips on an uneven roof surface, piping or the like, ending … [Read more...] about PSNI issue warning to parents after photo emerges of children on top of building
James Wolfe, left, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee, and New York Times reporter Ali Watkins, right. Federal investigators had seized years' worth of Watkins’ email and phone records as part of a leak probe into Wolfe. (AP, File) New York Times reporter Ali Watkins’ swift rise to prominence in Washington, D.C. journalism circles happened quickly by industry standards, as she is still only 26 years old. But now the media industry is wondering if some of her success is due to top-secret pillow talk — and ethical lapses that may have come with it. Last week, a shock indictment revealed that prior to joining the Times, Watkins had a three-year romantic relationship with former Senate Intelligence Committee aide James A. Wolfe, 58, who was accused by federal prosecutors of lying about leaks of sensitive information to journalists, including Watkins herself. And now the New York Times has announced it is investigating … [Read more...] about Did ‘hotshot’ NY Times reporter Ali Watkins simply benefit from top-secret pillow talk?