Reuters built an algorithm to flag and verify breaking news on Twitter
Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters...
National Fund Will Help Bail Defendants Out of Jail
NEW YORK (AP) — A national effort is launching to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts The Bail Project grew out of a successful 10-year campaign in the Bronx to pay bail for needy cases, led by attorney Robin Steinberg of the Bronx Defenders, a legal assistance nonprofit. She said the decade of data from that effort showed that 95 percent of the people who were bailed out using donated money returned to court for every appearance, and that when people could get out of jail, the majority were ultimately not convicted of a crime. The project will continue in the Bronx, and will launch in January in Tulsa and St. Louis. It will grow to include 40 cities using…
SCHOA offers tips for Sun City winter visitors
By Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia It is estimated that up to 40 percent of Sun City residents are winter visitors, leaving the community during the hot summer months for the…
Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.
Editorial: Say what?
In the Can't-Believe-They-Just-Said-That Department, Congressman John Shimkus of downstate Collinsville may have established a new record for well-
SMI Culture & Travel Group says SMI Holdings and the Purchaser entered into agreement
11:10am EDT July 24 (Reuters) – SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Ltd ::Smi Holdings and Smi Culture Investment Holdings Limited entered into agreement.Smi Holdings has agreed to sell sale share and sale loan for a total consideration of RMB150 million. Click here to read the full article. Click here to submit story ideas.
Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in. But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the…
Advice on what to do and not to do about newborn fawns
Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with the majority of fawns being born
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
PR Newswire (paid press release): “Getting away for a weekend, whether it’s a zip-lining adventure with your best friend or taking your kids to a favorite water park, is one of the most anticipated parts of summer. These days, it can also cost quite a bit of money,” said Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing