Longtime 'The Daily Show' anchor Stewart announces end of reign

Feb 11, 2015

Longtime 'The Daily Show' anchor Stewart announces end of reign

Jon Stewart’s fans were gobsmacked by the sad news he delivered on Tuesday’s edition of “The Daily Show”: He’s leaving his phony anchor desk and ending his reign as phony newsman, and the loss is to real news. “This show doesn’t deserve an even ...

Chelsea Manning to write for Guardian newspaper

Feb 11, 2015

Chelsea Manning to write for Guardian newspaper

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for the biggest document leak in U.S. history, has a new job: unpaid writing for The Guardian newspaper’s American edition. A former army intelligence analyst in Iraq, Manning was convicted in 2013 of having ...

Williams controversy puts his job on the line

Feb 10, 2015

Williams controversy puts his job on the line

A vigorous debate over Brian Williams’ future is brewing as “NBC Nightly News” aired Monday without the decade-long anchor. Some critics suggest that Williams, who apologized last week for falsely claiming that he was in a helicopter that had been hit by a grenade ...

NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

Feb 6, 2015

NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

Brian Williams, a top American network news anchor, apologized Wednesday for incorrectly claiming as recently as last week that he rode on a helicopter that came under enemy fire when he was reporting in Iraq in 2003. Instead, the NBC Nightly News anchor said, ...

Tweaks, but little change to surveillance system Snowden revealed

Feb 4, 2015

Tweaks, but little change to surveillance system Snowden revealed

The Obama administration has announced a series of modest changes in the use of private data collected for intelligence purposes, a move that underscores how little the Edward Snowden revelations have impeded the National Security Agency’s exploitation of global Internet communications. Eighteen months after ...

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

Feb 1, 2015

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince on Sunday launched a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a nephew of King Abdullah, who died on Jan. 23. In a highly conservative Islamic kingdom, Alwaleed, who ...

Jan 31, 2015

U.S. First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late U.S. ...