Tucson Local Media: Today's Headlines

Today's Headlines

  • (Jan. 29) Today's Top Headlines - Jobless Claims in U.S. Plunge to 15-Year Low

    Bloomberg Business: Last week, the fewest number of Americans filed for applications for unemployment in almost 15 years.Jobless claims plunged by to 265,000, down 40,000, in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000. The week did, however, includ the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, which is said to make the data more difficult to calculate.Read more at Bloomberg Business.

  • (Jan. 29) Today's Top Headlines - 7 dead in Mexico maternity hospital blast

    CNN: Seven people, including four children, are died today after a natural gas explosion hit a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City this morning. Locals are worried there may be people trapped below what remains of the hospital, which was on the verge of collapsing after the explosion.Read the full story at CNN.

  • (Jan 29) Today's Top Headlines - McDonald's CEO shakeup lifts stock

    USA Today: McDonald's board has named a new CEO after months of declining numbers for the company. After the news broke this morning, McDonald's sock jumped 4%.  The current CEO, Don Thompson is a 25-year McDonald's veteran, has only been in charge of the company for about two years. Read the full story at USA Today.

  • (Jan. 28) Today's Top Headlines - College Admissions Racket: They're Not Going to Let You In Anyway

    Bloomberg Business: At least a dozen elite colleges, including Duke, Dartmouth and Columbia, have made a mostly unprecedented choice to offer extensions of January application deadlines. The schools are not, however, admitting more students or suffering from low applications numbers. They're extending the deadlines so they can reject more students —  more applications mean more rejections, which heightens a college's prestige in the world of higher education. Read the full story on Bloomberg Business.

  • (Jan. 28) Today's Top Headlines - Jordan Says It's Willing To Swap Prisoner For Hostages Held By ISIS

    NPR: Jordan says it is ready to meet the demands of ISIS militants in order to save the life of a Jordanian hostage.ISIS released a video demanding Jordan release a woman who was sentenced to death over an attack in Amman that killed 60 people. ISIS gave a 24 hours deadline for her release, or they would kill a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist.Read the full story at NPR.

  • (Jan. 28) Today's Top Headlines - Utah parents, fearing apocalypse, fatally drugged children, themselves, police say

    CNN: Benjamin and Kristi Strack, the parents found dead alongside their three children in their Springville in September, Utah, killed themselves and their children fearing the apocalypse.The death of their 14-year-old son, Benson, was also caused by toxic levels of drugs. Police said the manner of his death "could not be determined" because investigators were unsure whether he was capable of deciding to join his parents in committing suicide.Read the full story on CNN.

  • (Jan. 27) Today's Top Headlines - Asteroid's moon seen during Earth flyby

    CNN: An asteroid the passed Earth yesterday, officially known as 2004 BL86, has its own small moon. NASA released black and white photos showing the asteroid, a third of a mile in size, spinning through space, with its 230-foot-in diameter moon following behind. It was the closest known asteroid this large to pass near Earth until 2027, when an asteroid called 1999 AN10 will fly by. Read the full story and see photos at CNN.

  • (Jan. 27) Today's Top Headlines - Judge Vetoes Parents' Baby Name

    Yahoo! News: French parents in the city of Valenciennes recently named their baby Nutella, for the chocolate-hazelnut spread, but a local judge decided that wasn't in her best interest. “The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread,” the judge ruled. “And it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.”The judge renamed the child Ella.Read the full story at Yahoo! News.

  • (Jan. 27) Today's Top Headlines - U.S. Stocks Tumble on Earnings, Data as Treasuries Gain

    Bloomberg: The Dow Jones Industrial Average saw its biggest drop since October, as a slide in durable-goods orders and disappointing results from companies like Microsoft Corp. increased concern over the economy’s strength.The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 1.8 percent at 8:45 a.m. in Tucson, while the Dow fell 381 points, or 2.2 percent. U.S. natural gas advanced 3 percent as a snowstorm hit the country’s northeast. Read the full story at Bloomberg.

  • (Jan. 22) Today's Top Headlines - Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

    CNN: Japan has been trying to talk to ISIS to save the lives of the two Japanese men the militant group threatened to kill. Japanese officials have said they are doing their best to communicate with ISIS but had so far heard nothing and don't know what situation the two hostages are in. ISIS threatened to kill the men after 72 hours if Japan did not pay a $200 million ransom. Japan estimates the 72 hours will be up at 2:50 p.m. Friday, Tokyo time — that's 10:50 p.m. in Tucson.Read the full story on CNN. 

  • (Jan. 22) Today's Top Headlines - Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

    NPR: Police fired tear gas into a crowd where hundreds of elementary schools were protesting the illegal seizure of their playground by a private developer in Nairobi, Kenya.The incident sparked outrage across the city, inspiring the hashtag #OccupyPlayGround. Illegal land seizure is unfortunately common in the area. Known as "land-grabbing," a fence will appear overnight around a parcel of government property. Those who protest are warded off — sometimes violently — by police. After a while, a high-rise hotel or parking lot appears, owned by a politically connected magnate. Read the full story on NPR.

  • (Jan. 22) Today's Top Headlines - Opening statements in Boston bombing trial delayed

    Yahoo! News: Lawyers were supposed to start presenting their cases in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday, but jury selection has taken longer than expected. Tsarnaev's attorneys have also launched a fresh effort to move the trial out of Boston, arguing that it will be impossible to find 12 unbiased jurors in the city where the attack took place. Read the full report at Yahoo! News.

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