Southern Bureau Chief, NPR
I am NPR's Southern U.S. Bureau Chief. Usually in Birmingham. Often in DC. Other times in ATL, Tokyo, Port-au-Prince, Port-of-Spain, Anchorage.
scpr.org — Regal Entertainment invested $10-million in the glasses developed by Sony. 6,000 Regal Edwards Cinema theaters will be equipped by them across the country by the end of May. Raymond Smith has two shoes to fill: he's the senior executive of Regal Entertainment Group, and he's the father of a 23-year-old aspiring screenwriter who can't hear.
npr.org — Courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown Six years ago, the FBI took on a challenge: To review what it called cold case killings from the civil rights era. The investigation into 112 cases from the 1950s and 1960s is winding down, and civil rights activists are weighing the FBI's efforts.
bigstory.ap.org — NEWARK, N.J (AP) - An airline official says a US Airways flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a belly landing at Newark International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. No injuries were reported.US Airways spokesman Davien Anderson tells The Associated Press that a turboprop plane that left Philadelphia shortly before 11 p.m.
newrepublic.com — Handwritten signatures are toast. Kaput. The number of times most of us sign our names on a weekly basis now versus, say, twenty years ago has significantly decreased, and that trend is not going to reverse itself anytime soon. In another twenty years, maybe sooner, you won't be signing anything by hand, ever.
al.com — ATLANTA - Two days after being called "the devil himself" by someone who served on his staff at two different places, Alabama coach Nick Saban sounded hurt. "It really is a little terribly disappointing," he said Thursday in response to comments made by Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis.
bigstory.ap.org — JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Mississippi police chief already charged with demanding money or property in exchange for dropping criminal charges against people has been indicted on nine new federal counts.The new indictment against ex-Mendenhall Police Chief Donald "Bruce" Barlow says he sometimes made people sign over their vehicles in exchange for him dropping charges and also demanded cash payments, in one case $4,500.Barlow was first indicted Feb.
npr.org — For many, the only way they learn a tornado is approaching are sirens. In the spring and summer, tornado sirens go off a lot more when twisters roar across Alabama, which has been hit by 900 since 2000, accounting for a quarter of all U.S. tornado deaths.
npr.org — Police in New Orleans have arrested six people in connection with last Sunday's mass shooting at a Mother's Day parade. Two brothers have been charged with 20 counts of attempted murder, for firing guns into a dancing crowd. Four others have been charged with assisting them after the fact.
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