12:00 PM Feb 14, 2014
Sheets of ice blanket St. Matthews in Calhoun County, S.C., on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (Kim Kim Foster-Tobin/The State/MCT)
NEW YORK (MCT) – The sixth storm of a long, exhausting winter paralyzed residents up and down the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday as millions struggled with nasty commutes, widespread power outages, government closures, canceled flights and icy messes.
9:00 PM Feb 13, 2014
Students walk down Craver Road at UNC Charlotte during a snowstorm in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer/MCT)
DURHAM, N.C. (MCT) – Much of the South found itself in the nastiness of a winter storm Wednesday, with needle-like freezing rain, growing piles of snow and biting temperatures that turned roads into a slippery mess, cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people and grounded thousands of flights.
10:00 PM Feb 12, 2014
Journalist Tom Brokaw delivers remarks at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who served during World War II at the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington D.C., Wednesday, March 10, 2010. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
(MCT) – NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer than affects the white blood cells in bone marrow.
10:00 PM Feb 11, 2014
Jared Leto, Bono at the 86th Annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MCT) – In a town obsessed with VIP status, it is a refreshingly meritocratic event.
10:00 PM Jan 30, 2014
Andy Giefer studies the new Mac Pro on display at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, Monday, June 10, 2013. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group/MCT)
CUPERTINO, Calif. (MCT) – Much of the tech world celebrated the 30th anniversary of Apple Inc.'s original Macintosh computer last week.
5:00 PM Jan 30, 2014
Attorney Brian Kabateck poses for a portrait with the website Justmugshot.com in his Los Angeles office on Dec. 19, 2013. He has filed a lawsuit for a client against the website which posts booking photos and arrest records and then charges people to take the photos and records down. (Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
(MCT) – In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
10:00 PM Jan 28, 2014
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, right, Pete Seeger, center, and Bruce Springsteen perform at the Obama Inauguration Celebration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Sunday, January 18, 2009. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)
(MCT) – Pete Seeger's death at 94 leaves a huge hole in America's moral conscience. The folk singer was a fixture in music, politics and American life for the latter half of the 20th century, and he continued performing and speaking in public – including at President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration and during the Occupy Wall Street protests – until his death on Monday.
9:00 PM Jan 26, 2014
PARK CITY, Utah (MCT) – "Whiplash," Damien Chazelle's debut feature about a fraught relationship between a teacher and student at a New York music school, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night, taking the top audience and grand jury awards in the U.S. dramatic competition.
8:00 PM Jan 26, 2014
Cranes and other construction equipment are visible in this 2009 image over a covered fence surrounding the World Trade Center site, where a memorial and museum are being built. (Ann Tatko-Peterson/Contra Costa Times/MCT)
NEW YORK (MCT) – When the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in mid-May, it will have shards of the fallen World Trade Center towers. It will have walls covered with portraits of the nearly 3,000 victims, and the watch worn by Todd Beamer when he declared, "Let's roll," and helped launch an attack on the Flight 93 hijackers.
5:00 PM Jan 23, 2014
(MCT) – President Barack Obama launched a federal task force on Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are victims, "I've got your back."
12:00 PM Jan 22, 2014
HOUSTON (MCT) – Secretary of State John F. Kerry and a former Texas governor are part of an international coalition trying to halt Texas' execution of a Mexican citizen this week.
10:00 PM Jan 21, 2014
Garth Brooks performs during the Obama Inauguration Celebration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Sunday Jan. 18, 2009. (Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT)
LOS ANGELES (MCT) – To mark his return to touring after a dozen years, country superstar Garth Brooks will play two stadium shows in Dublin, Ireland's Croke Park, where he had performed sell-out shows in 1997.
5:00 PM Jan 21, 2014
President Barack Obama, with daughter Sasha, participates in a community service project at the D.C Central Kitchen in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King's life and legacy, January 20, 2014 in Washington DC. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
(MCT) – The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics – new car sales, home prices, consumer spending – point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing.
10:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MCT) – "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for top honors at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, beating front-runner "American Hustle" and throwing open one of the tightest Oscar races in years.
2:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
(MCT) – Two Marines killed in Afghanistan in an "insider" attack will be awarded the Navy Cross for bravery in a ceremony set for Saturday at Camp Pendleton.
10:00 PM Jan 17, 2014
Fransisco Naranjo, holding sign, is among some of the hundreds waiting outside the Apple store to purchase Apple's new iPhone 5s, Friday, September 20, 2013, in Pasadena, California. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
(MCT) – Apple Inc.'s iPhone is owned by more than 40 percent of smartphone users in the U.S., giving the Cupertino, Calif., tech company a larger share of the national smartphone market than any of its rivals, according to a report Thursday.