February 25, 2014 |
GAZIANTEP, Turkey - A defiant Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out Tuesday at a “vile attack” against him after the leaking of audio recordings suggesting that he and close family members were implicated in a corruption scandal that has roiled the nation. Erdogan denounced the recordings as fake and vowed legal action. Audio of five purported conversations between Erdogan and his son, Bilal, 33, appeared on YouTube late Monday, quickly drawing more than 2 million views on the video-sharing website and going viral across social media.
December 31, 2013 |
Beyonce's single "XO" begins with a warning. Former NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt is sampled saying "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction. " It's taken from audio recordings of the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster that killed all seven crew members, and now NASA astronaut families are objecting to its use in a pop song. "We were disappointed to learn that an audio clip from the day we lost our heroic Challenger crew was used in the song 'XO,' " June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger space shuttle commander Dick Scobee, told ABC . "The moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the Challenger families, colleagues and friends.
December 2, 2013 |
Recordings of the 911 emergency calls made to Newtown, Conn., police on the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will be made public on Wednesday, town officials announced Monday. The announcement means that state officials have decided not to appeal last week's court ruling that the recordings should be made public. In a bare-bones statement, State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, the lead prosecutor in Danbury, Conn., gave no reason for dropping further legal action.
September 12, 2013 |
Despite lobbying by the news media and members of Congress, the Supreme Court seems no closer than it was a year ago -- or a decade ago -- to allowing television cameras to record its arguments. But with a minor change in its routine, it could make those arguments more accessible to court junkies and ordinary Americans alike. The way has been paved by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which is sometimes described as the second most important court in America and which has served as a steppingstone for four members of the current Supreme Court, including Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Beginning this week, by a unanimous vote of the court's judges, the D.C. Circuit is posting audio recordings of oral arguments on its website within hours of the proceedings.
August 19, 2013 |
Over 20 years or so of competing in classical piano competitions, psychologist Chia-Jung Tsay often noticed that she was more likely to win when she was onstage and audiences could make a visual connection with her. "I could go into a studio and produce a really clean recording, but it didn't seem to resonate as much," she said. "The type of process seemed to affect the outcome. " So when it came time to write her doctoral thesis at Harvard, the researcher (and Juilliard-trained pianist, and former Miss Long Island)
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June 11, 2013 |
Paramedics were told that Paris Jackson had taken pain relievers and cut herself in an apparent suicide attempt last week at the Jackson family home in Calabasas, according to emergency recordings. The recordings, obtained by the Associated Press, show officials were told the subject of the 911 call had taken 20 Motrin pills and used a knife to cut herself. Paris Jackson was rushed to a hospital and is now recovering. The Jackson family has asked the media to respect boundaries.