Friday, August 28th, 2015
  • Reporting Hurricane Katrina: How covering the story swept journalists into the drama

    Journalists are observers. We are trained to help others by reporting stories, not by becoming part of them. Hurricane Katrina, however, tested those boundaries for many of us. […]

  • Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. […]

  • Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others. […]

  • Former New Hampshire prep school student not guilty of rape

    Owen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of three felony counts of sexually assaulting a fellow student at St. Paul's School in Concord. Labrie closed his eyes and began to sob as the first verdict, finding him guilty of computer-related seduction, was read but regained his composure as the jury forewoman read out the three not guilty verdicts. […]

  • Chicago school closure battle intensifies with hunger strike

    A long-standing battle between activists and the City of Chicago over school closures in minority neighborhoods has intensified with a dozen protesters entering their twelfth day of a hunger strike on Friday over a shuttered high school. Camped out on the lawn in front of Dyett High School in South Chicago, the strikers vow to consume only liquids - such as juice and chicken broth - until the […]

  • Virginia governor calls for gun controls after journalists shot

    The pledge by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came as more details emerged about the Wednesday shooting of the journalists at Roanoke station WDBJ7, including ammunition, letters and clothing found in the gunman's car. Speaking after visiting the station's offices, McAuliffe said he would reintroduce legislation in the state assembly mandating background checks for gun buyers. […]

  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

    The president meets with city residents to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. […]