2014 in Review a " a year of pushing for government transparency: Editorial sabato, 27 Dicembre 2014 - 03:27 AM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - C-Media In 2014 there was much of that crucial work for Los Angeles News Group reporters, editors and editorial writers to focus on. Early in the year, Daily Breeze reporter Rob Kuznia poured through public records to unearth the fact that Jose Fernandez, superintendent of Centinela Valley High School District - with just 6,600 students - pulled down more than $663,000 in total compensation in 2013, eclipsing the pay for superintendents of much larger schools districts such as Los Angeles Unified.
Syrian teenager uses suicide bomber vest to escape ISIS sabato, 27 Dicembre 2014 - 12:36 PM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - C-Media A 14-year-old Syrian boy has given himself in to Iraqi guards wearing a vest full of explosives, The New York Times reports. The teenager, recruited by the Islamic State, said that a mission to bomb a Shiite mosque was his only chance to escape militants.
Police help reunite Massachusetts man with his 'dead' dog sabato, 27 Dicembre 2014 - 08:42 PM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - Topix Media Just one day after Christmas, a Reading, Massachusetts, man was reunited with his missing dog, who he believed had been killed not quite one week earlier. News of the miraculous reunion was release d from the North Reading Police Department on Friday.
North Korea lambasts U.S. over 'The Interview' domenica, 28 Dicembre 2014 - 08:50 AM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - C-Media The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services. "U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to 'indiscriminately distribute' the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S. mainland to distribute the movie," North Korea's National Defense Commission said Saturday, according to state-run media.
Book: Author Explores Armenian Genocide 'Obsession' And Turkish Denial luned́, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 04:38 AM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio NPR National Public Radio, USA Dec 27 2014 Author Explores Armenian Genocide 'Obsession' And Turkish Denial December 27, 2014 7:43 AM ET Writer Meline Toumani grew up in a tight-knit Armenian community in New Jersey. There, identity centered on commemorating the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, a history that's resulted in tense relations between Armenians and Turks to this day.
George Pelecanos' 'Martini Shot' short stories colorful but confined venerd́, 26 Dicembre 2014 - 05:04 PM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio George Pelecanos is among our most prolific - and compelling - crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right. Complicated, riven by conflicts of race and class and identity, his Washington is not the city of the politicians but a more hardscrabble place in which the only law is that of survival and opportunity is often just another come-on, another lie.
Obama Happy Talk on Iran: USA Embassy in Tehran Possible luned́, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 10:54 AM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio President Barack Obama hinted that he might be prepared to establish a new U.S. embassy in Tehran " if we can get a deal on making sure that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon," and the deal led to warmer relations with the Iranian regime. Obama's remarks were published Monday in an interview with National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep.
17 in hospital after deadly Texas high-rise fire luned́, 29 Dicembre 2014 - 01:28 PM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - Topix Media Residents of the Wedgwood Senior Apartments wait in the cafeteria at Churchill High school after being taken there following a three-alarm fire at the apartments, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 in San Antoni... . Firefighters and emergency units respond to a fire at the Wedgwood Senior Apartments, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
Grimm to resign 'sooner rather than later' marted́, 30 Dicembre 2014 - 12:41 AM - 3 Months ago - 7 Letture - top stories - C-Media Rep. Michael Grimm will resign "sooner rather than later," a source close to the congressman tells CNN, after he plead guilty to a felony tax evasion charge last week. The decision to resign marks a change of heart for the Staten Island Republican, who rejected calls to step down after he entered his guilty plea.