PBS probes slave-owning issue as Affleck expresses regret

Apr 22, 2015

PBS probes slave-owning issue as Affleck expresses regret

PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile, Affleck has expressed regret for seeking ...

U.N. gives 007 a new mission, to eliminate mines

Apr 15, 2015

U.N. gives 007 a new mission, to eliminate mines

Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.N. Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. In a brief ceremony at U.N. headquarters, Ban ...

Mar 18, 2015

North Korea Web outage was reprisal for Sony hack, U.S. lawmaker says

A December blackout of North Korea’s Internet was retaliation for that nation’s hacking of computers at Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio, a top U.S. lawmaker on cybersecurity issues said without identifying who was responsible. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the Republican chairman of the House ...

Bathroom confession critical in Durst case, legal experts say

Mar 17, 2015

Bathroom confession critical in Durst case, legal experts say

New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst’s bathroom muttering that he “killed them all” would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday. Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called “The Jinx: The ...