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February 23, 2010
T. Christian Miller, a reporter for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, has won the $35,000 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for a collaboration with the Los Angeles Times that called attention to the plight of civilian workers injured in Iraq. The articles, which Miller began reporting as a Times staff writer, focused on workers hired by Pentagon contractors to drive fuel trucks, cook, translate and perform other support services. More than 1,700 civilian workers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 37,000 injured.
December 10, 2013 |
Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off. In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host conceded that some of the criticism that the segment was " too anti-vaccine and anti-science" was "valid...in retrospect. " She acknowledged that "m ore emphasis should have been given to the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccines.
March 18, 2013 |
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, possibly Hollywood's busiest couple, reportedly are together no more. The two have split up and are living apart after almost three years of dating. "Taking a break" is how People described it in breaking the news from sources close to the couple. Their reps wouldn't comment to the mag about the situation. They're still friends, but schedules got the best of them, the sources said. "It's a lifestyle she couldn't handle anymore," a source told Us Weekly.
December 16, 2013 |
Harvard University was partially evacuated Monday morning after school officials sent out an alert about explosives on campus. "Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson," said the campus alert sent at 9:02 a.m. "Please evacuate those buildings now. " Officials at the Cambridge, Mass., school said there had been no reports of explosions. Campus and Cambridge police were investigating the reports. The evacuated buildings were diverse.
December 19, 2013 |
SEOUL -- A high-ranking North Korean military officer said to be a close confidant of the recently executed uncle of ruler Kim Jong Un is in South Korean custody in China, South Korean media reported Thursday. Several South Korean media outlets, citing anonymous intelligence officials, said the unnamed military officer was being questioned in a South Korean diplomatic office in Beijing. According to 24-hour news channel YTN, the former aide to Jang Song Taek anticipated the purge of his boss and sought to defect at the end of September.
March 26, 2012 |
The parents of slain black teenager Trayvon Martin on Monday angrily lashed out at reports that their son was suspended from school because of marijuana, accusing authorities of continuing to demonize the memory of the victim in order to support George Zimmerman, the man who shot him. Speaking at a televised news conference, Martin's father, Tracy, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, said their son was again being made a victim. Martin was killed during a confrontation with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer on Feb. 26. Zimmerman, 28, told police that he shot in self-defense, but the family has dismissed Zimmerman's version of events and has repeatedly called for his arrest.