Istanbul New Years Eve shooter captured by Turkish authorities
ISTANBUL, Jan. 17 (REUTERS) – Turkish authorities detained the gunman behind a terrorist attack that took the lives of 39 people on Dec. 31, 2016 at a nightclub in Istanbul. Authorities say the man, now identified as Abdulgadir Masharipov, was trained in Afghanistan and is an Uzbek nationalist. He admitted... Read more
People remember the fallen and injured Jan. 17 after a gunman opened fire at a night club in Mexico Jan. 16
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Jan. 17 (REUTERS) – Citizens of Playa del Carmen, Mexico marched through the streets on Jan. 17 near the Blue Parrot nightclub where a gunman had opened fire during an electronic music festival the night before. The banner pictured above reads “We are all Playa (del... Read more
Donald Trump takes to Twitter after John Lewis interview
Eight richest as wealthy as half of the world, according to Oxfam
By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top. As decision makers and many of the... Read more
Four dead, 12 injured in gun fight at Mexico music festival
MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) – At least four people were killed and 12 injured when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico‘s Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a statement. The shooting on Monday Jan. 16 represents a blow... Read more
Tracking women’s attitudes in the deep American divide
As a young, female journalist, one of the things that confused me most in this election is the divide that became so quickly visible between women. There were women who loved Donald Trump despite his blatant disrespect of their gender. These women continued to build him up while he... Read more
My U.S. experience as a black female journalist
Our journey back from Cleveland, Ohio after covering the presidential election was a huge contrast to our cheerful and optimistic journey there. The outcome of Donald Trump being elected President of the United States was one none of us expected. Our emotions were not entirely intensified by our personal... Read more
Trump’s win reveals deepening divide
Five of us student journalists climbed into an SUV on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 8, not thinking we would be covering the election of Donald J. Trump that night. It seemed to me the general consensus of the Western consciousness was Hillary Clinton was going to win. Most... Read more
Lessons learned on the I-90 for Election 2016
After a long day of covering the U.S. election results, I couldn’t wait to get back home to Canada. I was the driver for our team of five student journalists assigned to travel the interstate to gather people’s feelings on election day and then the day after when the... Read more
Trump’s climactic win becomes story without end
On Day One of our travels things weren’t going well for us. Between being denied access to locations, people not wanting to speak to us and the election results not going as anticipated, we felt we were fighting an uphill battle. I remember telling my fellow student journalists that our... Read more