Obama announces executive action to reduce gun violence Jan. 5: The fact sheet

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 05 January 2016 05:52

On Jan. 5, in the East Room of the White House, President Barack Obama announced new executive actions to reduce gun violence.

Bill O’Reilly’s lies, exaggerations exposed by Media Matters in 2015

Written by Media Matters Saturday, 02 January 2016 17:08

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly lost what little journalistic credibility he still had in 2015 as journalists, colleagues, and media observers dismantled many of the fabrications he told about his journalism career and in his books. Media Matters looks back at O’Reilly’s horrible year.

Arrest of NYPD officer brings filming of officers into focus

Associated Press
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 10:44

Charges against a police officer accused of arresting a man for filming him with a cellphone camera have drawn fresh attention to a decades-old issue: citizens’ rights to record police.

Officer Jonathan Munoz pleaded not guilty recently to official misconduct charges in the March 2014 arrest of 21-year-old Jason Disisto.

Unintended result: John Wayne Gacy probe clears 11 unrelated cold cases

AP National Writer
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 05:41

His task was to solve a cruel mystery decades after a serial killer’s death.

Sgt. Jason Moran’s work began in a graveyard, his first stop in his quest to identify the eight unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy. More than 30 years had passed since Gacy had murdered 33 young men and boys.

FBI seeks peaceful end to occupation at Oregon refuge

Written by Jim Urquhart
Monday, 04 January 2016 12:03

Federal law enforcement officials on Jan. 4 sought a peaceful end to the occupation of the headquarters of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon launched over the weekend by a group of militiamen angry over the imminent imprisonment of two ranchers.

Emerging from shadows, pot industry tries to build brands

Associated Press
Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:26

Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine.

As the fast-growing marijuana industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream industry, there’s a scramble to brand and trademark pot products.

Times Square Poll: Shootings weighed on Americans in 2015

Associated Press
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:00

Mass shootings and attacks weighed heavily on the minds of Americans in 2015, according to a new poll that found most believe this year was worse for the world than last year.

A look at the key findings of The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll:

Frank Lloyd Wright School raises $2 million to remain open

Written by The AP Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:58

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has reached a $2 million fundraising goal that will keep it from shutting down.

Recall of Chicago mayor up for consideration

Written by The AP Monday, 04 January 2016 05:01

The furor over recent Chicago police shootings has legislators considering whether voters should be allowed to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel or future officials who hold his post.

Weight-loss resolution? Watch ‘In Defense of Food’ first

Written by LYNN ELBER
AP Television Writer
Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:19

January is looming, and we all know what that means: A resolution to lose weight and get healthy. Just like the 2015 declaration. And the one before that.

What diet to choose this time? Low-fat? Low-carb? Gluten-free or prehistoric? Or just throw out the scale and surrender to fate and French fries?

2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles

Written by MARLEY JAY
AP Markets Writer
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:17

In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed — or endured — by 2015’s biggest winners and losers.

It was a year to make old guard companies shudder.

Year in Review: Tracking the year on Twitter

Written by WiG Saturday, 19 December 2015 14:00