Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an
official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana
to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become
active in their countries.
Nearly six years have passed since Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans
in misery, but many residents haven't forgiven the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for its sluggish response to the storm. Now another
delayed reaction by FEMA — a stop-and-start push to recoup millions of
dollars in disaster aid — is reminding storm victims why they often
cursed the agency's name.
PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a
phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand,
and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about
a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.
Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election
wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his
political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public
anxiety about the direction of the country.
Sure the object of the game in any sport is to score more points than
your opponent, but you also have to defend your challenger so that they
don’t score those points to beat you. The Chicago Bulls, led by reigning
league MVP Derrick Rose, does this better than any team in the NBA. The
brain trust of this defense is none other than former New York Knick
assistant coach Tom Thibodeau.
As the publishing industry wrapped up four days of digital talk at its
annual national convention, Amazon.com's Kindle was seen as the clear,
if not dominant, player in the growing e-market; Barnes & Noble's
Nook was considered a pleasant surprise and Apple's iPad an
As President Barack Obama jets across Europe, he is highlighting the
characteristics of his presidency his supporters adore and his
detractors criticize: sweeping speeches before enamored crowds and
policy sessions that emphasize deliberate discussion over concrete