Beetle Bailey cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private “Beetle Bailey,” died Saturday. He was 94. Walker died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, said Greg Walker, his eldest son and a collaborator. His father’s advanced More...

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By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Murdoch: Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ news publishers carriage fee

NEW YORK/MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay “trusted” news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies, amid efforts More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor pressed on how high they would raise taxes

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — Illinois’ Democratic candidates for governor were pressed Friday on how high they would raise taxes. Nearly all of them have said they would push for a graduated income More...

By Reuters On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Youngest elected official, former pro wrestler turned gubernatorial candidate among top 17 Illinoisans to remember in 2017

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — An 18-year-old high school senior who became the youngest elected official for a local office and a former professional wrestler turned Libertarian gubernatorial candidate have More...

By Guest Poster On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Commentary: How the state of local news varies (and doesn’t) around the world

Too often, discussions about the state of journalism tend to be national-centric. Given differences across markets, this is not surprising. However, there are often more similarities than many people realize. This More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Things to know about Alabama’s new US Senator, Doug Jones

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state’s new U.S. senator. Here More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Charlie Sheen sues National Enquirer over Corey Haim sexual assault allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim. In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles, Sheen called More...

By United Press International On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Sources: CVS Health to purchase Aetna for $69 billion

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (UPI) — Retail drug store giant CVS Health Corp. on Sunday agreed to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion, unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal said. Under the terms of the deal, CVS agreed More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Time Inc. being bought by Meredith for roughly $1.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Meredith Corp. says it is buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion in a deal that joins two giant magazine companies. Meredith brings with it a portfolio that includes Better Homes & Gardens, More...