TODAY  Rookie at the Helm, Pipeline Delayed

Ferry Disaster: As hopes dim for finding survivors of the sunken South Korean ferry, the ship’s captain and two crewmembers were arrested. One of them was the third mate who was steering the ship through a treacherous stretch for the first time. Thirty-two people are confirmed dead and 270 are missing. Officials say the recovery operation could take months.

YESTERDAY  Ukraine Deal, Everest Disaster

Ukraine: An agreement to cool the Ukraine crisis, including the withdrawal of armed protesters occupying government buildings, has been reached between the US, Russia, Ukraine and European countries. A joint statement says, “All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; all illegally seized buildings must be returned to legitimate owners; all

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  In a compounding of the tragedy, the vice-principal of the South Korean High School that sent its students on the ill-fated ferry trip, was found hanging from a tree on a hill near the school, an apparent suicide. Kang Min-kyu, 52, of Danwon High School, had survived Wednesday’s ferry...

Oil Slick: The Obama administration announced yesterday it will delay a decision on whether to build the politically fraught Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly until after mid-term elections in November. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused Obama of bowing to “radical activists” from the environmental movement. House Speaker John...

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287 Still Missing, Firefight in Ukraine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ukraine: In the biggest firefight so far, Ukrainian forces killed three pro-Russian protesters, wounded 13 and captured 63 in the eastern city of Mariupol. The government said the separatists tried to storm a base occupied by the Ukrainian National Guard. …

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Korean Ferry Disaster, Ukraine’s Weak Response

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ferry Disaster: A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight passage to a tourist island, sank off South Korea this morning and 280 of the passengers are now missing.  Video showed passengers clinging to the rails …

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Search Goes Deep, Shooter Known Racist

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

370: The surface search for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Flight 370 has been called off. The ships and aircraft involved have returned to base and a slow undersea search started yesterday. But the robotic submarine Bluefin had to perform …

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

NBC’s Triumph from Tragedy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicoli Comes to the Olympics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Senior Global Digital Foreign Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Snow Shovel Index

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ron Burgundy Works at CNN

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Toys in the Attic

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Blackest Friday

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's Been Said

“It’s too much, being alive alone while more than 200 of my students are missing. Please place all the blame on me because I was in charge of the trip. Please cremate my body and scatter the ashes where the ship sank. Perhaps I should be a teacher for those missing children in the other world.”


-Suicide note left by Kang Min-kyu, 52, Vice Principal of Danwon High School that has hundreds of students missing in a ferry sinking.