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Supreme Court rejects appeal over North Carolina voter ID law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's law mandating voter identification and scaling back early voting, which a lower court said targeted African-Americans "with almost surgical precision."<p>The justices left in place last summer's ruling by the 4th U.S. …

EPA allows mine company to pursue permits near Alaska bay

In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for a company to seek permits to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.<p>As part of a court settlement with the Pebble Limited Partnership, the …

Egypt discovers new necropolis holding at least 17 mummies

An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.<p>The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological site on the edge of …

Two possible paths for Brazil's most beloved ex-leader: prison or the presidency

A little over a year from now, Brazil's most popular politician might be sleeping in one of two places: in comfort behind the gates of the presidential palace or in a cot behind bars.<p>Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, popularly known as Lula, guided the country through a honeymoon period of growth as …

New Twist in Gannett-Tribune Drama Has Gannett Calling Out Tribune Chair Michael Ferro

The media company said in a letter today Tribune Publishing’s chairman would have supported a deal with Gannett if promised “a piece of the …

From Newspapers To Biotech? Turnaround Plan For Owner Of LA Times, Chicago Tribune Doesn't Add Up

Tribune Publishing, owner of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> and <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, does not want to merge with Gannett, publisher of <i>USA Today</i>. To resist Gannett’s common sense deal overtures, which would consolidate dozens of newspapers under one corporate parent and save on costs, Tribune Publishing is …

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Tribune’s Attempt to Fend Off Gannett Heads for Symbolic Vote

Michael Ferro will ask Tribune shareholders to support his digital vision for saving the media company<p>By<p>Lukas I. Alpert<p>Lukas I. Alpert<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lalpert1<p>lukas.alpert@wsj.com<p>When Gannett Co. GCI -1.20% sent a letter to Tribune Publishing Co. shareholders last month claiming …

Journalism

Tribune Publishing rebrands as Tronc amid Gannett takeover bid

Tribune Publishing, the owner of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, will change its name to Tronc and rebrand as "a content curation and monetization company," it announced on Thursday.<p>The rebrand, which is the brainchild of Chairman Michael Ferro, comes as Tribune continues to resist …

Media Industry

Tribune Publishing says its nominees elected to board

Gannett Co Inc was waiting for Tribune Publishing's shareholders to vote on the company's nominees before making any decision about dropping its bid, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>Gannett has repeatedly urged Tribune shareholders to withhold their votes for the company's board …

Tribune Publishing rebrands as tronc, terrible puns ensue

Tribune Publishing, owner of newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, just announced that starting on June 20 it will rebrand as tronc*, Inc. — short for “tribune online content.”<p>The company is pitching this as part of its broader move to digital, which also includes the …

Gannett sticks with its bid for Tribune Publishing

Gannettis keeping its $15-per-share offer for Tribune Publishing on the table into August, the company said Tuesday.<p>In a news release, Gannett said the offer would remain open while it evaluates "various near-term developments," including Tribune Publishing's second-quarter financial results, which …

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Gannett to continue pursuit of Tribune Publishing into August

Gannett is keeping its $15-per-share offer for Tribune Publishing on the table into August, the company said Tuesday.<p>In a news release, Gannett said the offer will remain open while it evaluates "various near-term developments," including Tribune Publishing's second-quarter financial results, which …

Jack Fuller, Chicago Tribune editor, publisher and president, dies at 69

Jack Fuller, who was a Justice Department lawyer, a novelist and a musician but who was best known as a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a top executive with the Chicago Tribune and a key architect of one of the largest newspaper acquisitions in history, died June 21 at his home in Chicago. He …

Journalism

Chicago traders react to the Brexit vote

Betaworks’ Matt Hartman: On Raising Early Investment — And Why The Word “Bots” Needs To Die

(This interview is part of the “7Q Series,” a weekly interview series brought to you by Chatbots Magazine.)<p>Matt Hartman is a partner at Betaworks …

Your Newest Dream Job Lets You Travel The US Drinking Canned Wine

If you’re at your wits end in the office and ready for a new adventure, we may have found just the job for you. But you’ll have to act quickly because this hip company is only accepting applications for another four days. Your title — Canbassador/Marketing Assistant. Your role: travel the U.S.A. …

The Comey Letter Probably Cost Clinton The Election

So why won’t the media admit as much?<p><i>This is the tenth article in a</i> <i>series</i> <i>that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald</i> …

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John Kasich says cultural erosion helped Trump rise

WASHINGTON — On a breezy spring morning, Ohio Gov. John Kasich decides to ditch the black SUV in favor of walking about a mile from the CBS studio, where he has just been on <i>Face the Nation</i>, to his next interview about his new book at USA TODAY's bureau.<p>A videographer from TMZ Sports is waiting at …

Government

Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — Commercial ships must once again shore up their defenses against forced boardings at sea, United States Defense Department officials said on Sunday, warning that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm.<p>Defense Secretary Jim Mattis …

Middle East

Last of New York’s Master Wigmakers

Nicholas Piazza keeps 600 pounds of hair in his Staten Island garage.<p>He stores it in plastic bins and cardboard boxes, opposite the fishing supplies. “Got grays, got browns, got blonds,” he said. “Got everything.”<p>Inside one bin, shiny brown bundles nestled around one another like snakes. He picked …

Hair

Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes sharp increases in Defense Department spending and drastic enough cuts to domestic agencies that he can keep his promise to leave Social Security and Medicare alone, …

Donald Trump

New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school …

Middle-class

He’s a Local Pillar in a Trump Town. Now He Could Be Deported.

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. — Ask residents of this coal-mining crossroads about President Trump’s decision to crack down on undocumented immigrants and most offer no protest. Mr. Trump, who easily won this mostly white southern Illinois county, is doing what he promised, they say. As Terry Chambers, a …

Immigration

Could The Resistance Start With Georgia’s Special Election?

Democrat Jon Ossoff has money, drive and the backing of Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis in his bid to replace Rep. Tom Price in Georgia. But does …

Tom Price

Shoot Like a Pro with These 8 Clever Camera Hacks from Photographer Peter McKinnon (VIDEO)

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In …

What You Think You Know About Kids and Public Housing is Wrong

Finish this sentence: “Children who grow up in public housing…”1<p>Whatever your political leanings, you probably didn’t come up with “do better in life …

Doctor charges bias on Delta flight from Detroit

At first, all Dr. Tamika Cross wanted to do was get home to Houston after a wedding in Detroit.<p>But while on a Delta Airlines flight Sunday, Cross …

Yemen Faces Collapse as Civilians Flee Two Warring Factions in a Brutal Civil War

<i>Editor’s note: On October 8, a series of Saudi-coalition airstrikes on a funeral reception in Sana killed more than 100, including many prominent</i> …

Threat from extremist groups to southeast Asia growing: Singapore defense chief | Reuters

KO OLINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - The threat that violent extremist groups pose to Southeast Asia is growing each year as they become more organized and focused in their aims, Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Friday.<p>Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen waits to speak at a plenary session …

Asia