In an interview with Hari Sreenivasan, NewsHour’s Tik Root remembers his former colleague, American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was one of two hostages killed by Al-Qaida militants during a rescue attempt by U.S. forces in Yemen. Continue reading
A recent Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that federal accounting for killings by police may be grossly miscalculated. The publication’s analysis found at least 550 police killings missing from official tallies in America’s biggest cities between 2007 and 2012. WSJ reporter Rob Barry joins Hari Sreenivasan for more. Continue reading
Raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online, known as crowdfunding, was supposed to be an option for startup business to raise money when President Obama signed the 2012 JOBS Act into law. But today, that method of raising investment capital still remains out of reach for many entrepreneurs. NewsHour special correspondent Karla Murthy explores the support, concern and timeline of the crowdfunding provision’s implementation. Continue reading
Social media, email and bank accounts can remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable — especially when estate managers can’t access these accounts. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reports on the complications surrounding digital estate planning and the drive to increase awareness through legislative action. Continue reading
When someone dies, he or she inevitably leaves behind a digital footprint composed of social media profiles, e-mail accounts, photos and other documents that may otherwise hang in an online limbo. How can we tie up these loose ends before it’s too late? Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, protests over the Eric Garner case and police conduct overall continued across the U.S. with no sign of abating. The NYPD launched a program to train its officers to use body cameras. Also, the International Criminal Court dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya’s president for lack of evidence. Continue reading
Seventy-three years ago, an attack on Pearl Harbor catapulted the U.S. into World War II. National Air and Space Museum curator Jeremy Kinney shows off a rare survivor from that day — a military seaplane — and explains how specialists agonize over how to keep it in tact. Continue reading
- Will unraveling of Rolling Stone’s UVa sexual assault story make other victims reluctant to speak out?
After reporting on a horrific case of sexual assault at the University of Virginia, Rolling Stone magazine acknowledged discrepancies in the victim’s story, saying their trust in her was “misplaced.” Judy Woodruff speaks with T. Rees Shapiro of The Washington Post for more on the revelations that have cast doubt on the account. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.