Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

‘Cloud tax’ upsets Chicago tech community: ‘Life just got 9 percent harder’

Reports on Wednesday of the “cloud tax” took many Chicagoans by surprise, leaving providers and consumers of streaming and cloud services scrambling to understand the implications. Technology companies, among the heaviest users of cloud services

Power Ranking Virginia Tech’s 2015 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest

It's never too soon to start looking ahead to the new college football season. After all, the Virginia Tech Hokies open the 2015 season in just under 70 days on Labor Day night in Blacksburg. The Hokies host defending national champion Ohio State in

Wal-Mart E-Commerce Tech Director Named CIO at Online Retailer Yoox

Yoox SpAYOOX.MI -6.65%, an Italian online retailer for high-end fashion brands, has named a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc.WMT -0.12% e-commerce technology director as its first chief information officer. Alex Alexander joined Yoox in June after thr

Tech jobs rise, but ‘silicon’ vision a stretch

Such phrases often come up these days when talk turns to metro Atlanta's tech industry. A string of jobs announcements and a growing cluster of tech businesses in Midtown have spawned talk that the sector will soon justify such a memorable moniker,

RB reflects on committing to Georgia Tech over FSU

4) Will Georgia Tech beat UGA again this season? “I know they can beat Georgia again. Georgia is the enemy to me now, so they better beat Georgia this year. They really don't have a choice. I'm a confident person. This is my last year in high scho

Ranking Texas Tech football’s 2015 roster: Nos. 10-6

Alfredo Morales, Sr. OG: He's made 23 starts in three years, bouncing back from a medical-redshirt season in 2011 en route to becoming one of the most reliable Texas Tech starters. Along with tackle Le'Raven Clark, Morales' at left guard makes the Re

Cornell Wants People to ‘Collide’ on Its New NYC Tech Campus

Bustling, youthful, and collegiate will more aptly describe the island now that Cornell Tech is building a campus there. The school, a joint venture between Cornell University and Technion University, broke ground earlier this year, launching

UPDATED: Jim Weaver, former Virginia Tech athletic director, dies

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 2, 2015 – Jim Weaver, whose vision and leadership as the director of athletics catapulted Virginia Tech in the Big East Conference and later the Atlantic Coast Conference, passed away at his Blacksburg home Wednesday night at ...

Train carrying toxic gas derails in Tennessee, prompting evacuations

July 2, 2015: Smoke rises from a CSX train carrying flammable and toxic gas in Maryville, Tenn. (AP/Knoxville News Sentinel). MARYVILLE, Tenn. – A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tenness

France refuses asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange

PARIS France on Friday rejected a request for asylum by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has been living for the past three years in Ecuador's London embassy, where he took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. "France ...

Shakira, America Ferrera slam Donald Trump for ‘racist’ remarks

Singer Shakira and actress America Ferrera are the latest celebrities to speak out against Donald Trump's recent 'hateful and racist' comment about Mexican immigrants. READ: ​Shakira shares super skinny, toned post-baby body. While announcing his ...

UN agency gets a clearer window on Iran’s nuclear activity

With an international nuclear deal with Iran apparently near completion, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency said Friday it has made progress in its examination of Tehran's past nuclear activity, but hasn't fully resolved the issue. lRelat

2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting outside California store

July 2, 2015: Tehama County Sheriffs Office detectives search for evidence and clues at the scene of a shooting in Cottonwood, Calif. (Greg Barnette/The Record Searchlight via AP). Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Norther

China earthquake kills at least four in Xinjiang region

At least four people have been killed and more than 48 injured by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in China's Xinjiang region, according to state media. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 20km (12 miles) northeast of the city

Perry: GOP should open door to black voters

The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know. Police chiefs: Don't end reporter access to CCW lists. Friday July 3, 2015 6:29 AM. WASHINGTON ...

Solar-powered airplane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight from Japan

HONOLULU — An airplane powered by the sun is scheduled to land in Hawaii Friday after a five-day journey across the Pacific from Japan. The flight is the longest leg of an around-the-world voyage planned by two Swiss pilots who have been taking turn

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion, creating nation’s No.2 health insurer

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana in a deal that would significantly bulk up its government business and create the nation's second-largest health insurer. lRelated Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says · Nation · Put ...

Vintage Highland Village gets a ‘lifestyle’ remake

Jimmy Fowler founded Highland Village in 1972 and for two generations it maintained its niche as a premier high-end shopping place in Jackson. “Curated,” is the term that Lou Masiello uses to describe how Fowler and his son-in-law, Guy Boyle, manage