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Court blocks order to free Albert Woodfox, who's spent 43 years in solitary confinement

Albert Woodfox, a Louisiana inmate who has been in solitary confinement for more than 40 years, remained incarcerated Tuesday after a federal appeals court, seeking to give the state time to appeal, temporarily blocked a judge’s order that said the “Angola 3” member should be set free.<p>Woodfox, now …

US prisoner to be released after 43 years in solitary confinement

Federal court orders release of Albert Woodfox, the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in America<p>A US judge has ordered the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox, the country's longest-serving solitary confinement prisoner, who has spent 43 years in isolation behind bars in a …

Black Panther Party

A decade ago this week, the band's third album was released (so X&Y is now X).

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Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers

As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience, a startup that taps into one of the key attribute of teen users – no money for data plans – is blowing up.<p>Jott, a messaging app that works without a data plan or WiFi connection, has caught on among junior high and high school students, …

Apps

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Time Travel

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

McKinney Community Fights Charges of Racism Brought on by Pool Party Video

A seven-minute video of a police officer's forceful treatment of pool-partying teenagers has thrust the town of McKinney, Texas into the fierce national debate over police tactics and racism — a tempest that some residents say their town doesn't deserve.<p>The episode has taken on a surreal quality, …

McKinney, Texas, Cop Who Pulled Gun at Pool Party Meets With Investigators

A Texas police officer who pulled his gun on teenagers at a pool party and wrestled a bikini-clad girl to the ground was questioned by internal police investigators on Monday after he was put on paid leave.<p>A senior police official identified him to NBC News as Eric Casebolt, a veteran of about 10 …

GE's big-nosed wind turbine generates more power

Despite their giant blades, most wind turbines waste a lot of energy -- gusts around the rotor don't really generate electricity at all. GE thinks it can do better, however. Its experimental ecoROTR turbine touts a big, rotating aluminum nose that sends wind directly toward the blades, where it's …

The Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 1, 2015)

This week’s Daily Edition was filled with the biggest news stories, like the large-scale government hack and the announcement that Sepp Blatter is stepping down from FIFA, as well as longer reads covering the state of American wars and the rise of violence in U.S. cities. Here’s this week’s …

Colorado residents survey damage from hail and tornadoes, brace for more storms

Joe Garguilo emerged sleepy-eyed from his house Saturday after enduring another night of pounding rain and wind, coming on the heels of a tornado that had ripped through his property a few days earlier.<p>"See that horse trough by the van?" he asked, pointing to the end of his driveway. "I don't own a …