U.S.Radio News | An Homage

If you were a fan of U.S.Radio News, you probably miss it as much as I do. I was shocked when it disappeared and then even more surprised when its domain became available to buy. So I snatched it up and decided to make this phoenix version of the site an homage to the original U.S.Radio News. Taking 2003-2015 archived content I wanted to give a flavor of what this online news source was all about. In addition to the their actual news stories, I will also miss their random quotes.

The first time I found the U.S.Radio News website was in 2013, I was not too patiently sitting in a IVC injury lawyer's waiting room. This lawyer had been recommended by a friend since he specialized in cases involving faulty medical devices that caused serious harm and even death to a patient. Unfortunately my father fit the injured patient profile. About a year previously my father had a retrievable inferior vena cava filter made by Bard which was designed to stop a blood clot from traveling to the lungs. Most patients take blood thinners to stop blood clots, but my father had had surgery so he couldn't use blood thinners. The design of my father's IVC filter was faulty in some way since it migrated away from its surgically positioned location that caused the vena cava vein to be punctured. The resulting bleeding and other complications that occurred nearly cost my father his life. So here I was reading articles on U.S.Radio News website in an attempt to distract me from the long wait. And distracted I was since the news was all about the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Scary stuff indeed. Well, you can see why I remember. Perhaps you have your own story to tell, so enjoy, reminisce, and see if you can remember these stories just from their headlines and perhaps even where you were at the time.

 

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Headlines from April 25, 2015

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Random Quote
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”
— Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland
Published April 25, 2015 | By Business Insider
AFP/File Cris Bouroncle Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coast guard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, acording to French and British officials Paris (AFP) - Nine men have been....

Nepal earthquake: Live Report
Published April 25, 2015 | By Business Insider
AFP Prakash MathemaA Nepalese man and woman hold each other in Kathmandu's Durbar Square Hong Kong (AFP) - 01:03 GMT - WELCOME TO AFP'S live report on the ongoing situation in Nepal following a massive earthquake which killed more than....

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest
Published April 25, 2015 | By Business Insider
AFP Andrew Caballero-Reynolds Protesters confront police during a demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 25, 2015, against the death of Freddie Gray while in police custodyBaltimore (AFP) - Protesters targeted businesses and smashed police cars in downtown Baltimore on Saturday....

Thousands march in Baltimore to protest black man’s death, some damage
Published April 25, 2015 | By Google News
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - At least 2,000 people marched through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody, and authorities said some demonstrators threw objects at officers and broke windows. In the biggest....

White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2015: Behind the Scenes Celebrity....
Published April 25, 2015 | By Google News
Arguably the best part of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner isn't the president becoming Comedian-in-Chief for the night -- but the odd couple pairings of Hollywood stars hanging with political power players and media heavy hitters. This year's "Nerd....

Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies
Published April 25, 2015 | By Google News
There are fears the death toll could rise yet further Rescue efforts in Nepal are intensifying after more than 1,300 people were killed in the country's worst earthquake in more than 80 years. Many countries and international charities have offered aid....

 Protesters’ vow: ‘Shut down’ Baltimore over Freddie Gray killing (+video)
Published April 25, 2015 | By Google News
ATLANTA — Allegations in the Freddie Gray case that Baltimore is a “cops’ playground” where police mete out street justice with impunity are driving vows from civil rights protesters to “shut down” Baltimore on a busy and sunny spring weekend,....

Same-s*x marriage hinges on U.S. Supreme Court decision
Published April 25, 2015 | By Google News
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that could legalize same-s*x marriage in the 13 states that now prohibit it. But the stakes are potentially just as high in many of the 37 states, including California, that....

 

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Example of a Long Form News Article from January 2, 2015

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Random Quote
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.”
— Ronald Reagan (1911–2004)

Indonesia finds two ‘large objects’ in search for AirAsia jet
Published January 2, 2015 | By Google News
JAKARTA/PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Ships searching for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have pinpointed two “big objects” on the sea floor, the head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said on Saturday.

The Airbus (AIR.PA) A320-200 plunged into the Java Sea on Sunday while en route from Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya to Singapore. No survivors have been found.”We have detected two objects underwater (at) 30 meters depth,” said search and rescue agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo. “At this moment we are operating the ROV to take pictures of the objects.”

 

A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters have been scouring the northern Java Sea and coastline of southern Borneo to recover the bodies of victims and locate the wreck of Flight QZ8501 and its black box flight recorders.The latest break in the massive search and recovery operation comes after Indonesian authorities questioned whether the pilot had followed correct weather report procedures, and suspended Indonesia AirAsia’s Surabaya to Singapore flights for apparently infringing the terms of its license for the route.

The two objects were found just before midnight on Friday, Soelistyo told a news conference in Jakarta, and the search and rescue agency was attempting to get images using remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV).The first object measured 9.4 meters by 4.8 meters by 0.4 meters (30 feet by 15 feet by 1.3 feet), while the second is 7.2 meters by 0.5 meters (24 feet by 1.6 feet), he said.Soelistyo said operating ROVs was problematic due to the large waves in the area that have hampered operations for much of the week, but that divers were preparing to search for the objects.

RECOVERING VICTIMS
Much of the effort has focused on finding victims of the crash. Officials said 21 bodies were pulled from the sea on Friday, including two still strapped in their seats, bringing the total number of victims recovered to 30.Small pieces of the aircraft and other debris have also been found, but there has been no sign of the crucial voice and flight data recorders – the so-called black boxes that investigators hope will unravel the sequence of events in the cockpit during the doomed jet’s final minutes.”

After the black box is found, we are able to issue a preliminary report in one month,” said Toos Sanitioso, an investigator with the National Committee for Transportation Safety on Friday. “We cannot yet speculate what caused the crash.”Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said the search area had been widened on Saturday as debris may have drifted more than 200 nautical miles, adding helicopters would concentrate on searching the coastline of southern Borneo.

The cause of the crash, the first suffered by the AirAsia (AIRA.KL) group since the budget operator began flying in 2002, is unexplained.The plane was flying at 32,000 ft (9,753 meters) and the pilot had asked to climb to 38,000 ft to avoid bad weather just before contact was lost about 40 minutes into the two-hour flight to Singapore.When air traffic controllers granted permission to fly at 34,000 ft a few minutes later there was no response from the plane.

A source close to the investigation said radar data appeared to show the aircraft made an “unbelievably” steep climb before it crashed, possibly pushing it beyond the A320’s limits. LICENSE SUSPENDEDIndonesia’s transport ministry said late on Friday it had temporarily suspended Indonesia AirAsia’s Surabaya-Singapore flight because it had apparently operated the service beyond the scope of its license, which permitted flights on four days of the week but not Sundays, when the crash occurred.”

As of Jan. 2, 2015, the license of Surabaya-Singapore (return) route to Indonesia AirAsia is temporarily frozen until after there is a result of evaluation and investigation,” said spokesman Julius Adravida Barata. Hadi Mustofa Djuraid, a transport ministry official, told reporters on Friday that authorities were also investigating the possibility that the pilot did not ask for a weather report from the meteorological agency at the time of take-off.

Indonesia AirAsia said in a statement that weather reports were printed in hard copy at the operations control center at all its flight hubs, including Surabaya, and taken by the pilot to the aircraft before each flight.

An AirAsia spokeswoman declined to comment on whether the pilot had followed the procedure described in the statement. She also declined to comment on whether the Sunday flight was beyond the terms of its license, but said the airline was cooperating fully with the authorities.

The Indonesian captain, a former air force fighter pilot, had 6,100 flying hours on the A320 and the plane last underwent maintenance in mid-November, according to Indonesia AirAsia, 49 percent owned by Malaysia-based AirAsia.Three airline disasters involving Malaysian-affiliated planes in under a year have spooked travelers.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared in March en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew and has not been found.

 On July 17, the same airline’s Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.On board Flight QZ8501 were 155 Indonesians, three South Koreans, and one person each from Singapore, Malaysia and Britain. The co-pilot was French.

(Additional reporting by Gayatri Suroyo in SURABAYA, Cindy Silviana, Kanupriya Kapoor, Michael Taylor, Adriana Nina Kusuma, Charlotte Greenfield, Nilufar Rizki and Nicholas Owen in JAKARTA; Writing by Alex Richardson; Editing by Michael Perry)

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Headlines from February 23, 2014

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Random Quote
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
— Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

Outrage At UK Coverup On Jobless Migrants
Published February 23, 2014 | By Webmaster
David Icke is facing a legal challenge to everything he is now so successfully and incredibly achieving worldwide. Click here for information ... Okay, So Let's Get This Right, Then ... Click here read ... THEY DARE NOT SPEAK ITS…….

Ukraine hands over presidential powers to top official as former leader’s …
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
Ukraine's parliament voted Sunday to temporarily hand the country's presidential powers to a top official, a day after former leader Viktor Yankovych -- whose whereabouts are unknown -- was ousted following a week of deadly protests. A plane with Yanukovych....
 
Rice acknowledges some of her Benghazi info was incorrect but has no regrets
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
FILE: Undated: The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks at the General Assembly headquarters in New York.AP National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday she has no regrets over what she told the American public about the....

In no one’s interest for Ukraine to split apart: US’s Rice
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is not in the interest of Russia, Europe or the United States to see Ukraine split apart and it would be a "grave mistake" for Russia to send military forces into that country, President Barack Obama's....

Most-Wanted Drug Leader Guzman Captured in Mexico Resort
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
’s apprehension of the world’s most-wanted drug boss yesterday struck a blow to a cartel that local and U.S. authorities say swelled into a multinational empire, fueling killings around the world. Mexican security forces captured Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman early....

Olympics closing ceremony live: In praise of ‘a new Russia’
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach spoke to the crowd, commending Russia and President Vladimir Putin for its hosting of the Games, praising "a new Russia ... efficient and friendly, open to a new world." Sunday's closing spectacle included a.....

Olympics closing ceremony live: Spotlight on Russian arts
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
Dancers created the rings, with one closed.  Would it open?  After a long pause, it did. As they did at the opening of the Games, each nation's athletes paraded in. Despite a devastating loss to Canada, the U.S….

What The Arrest Of ‘El Chapo’ Means For Mexico
Published February 23, 2014 | By Google News
Even as Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman had a $5 million reward on his head, his name could be heard in dozens of so-called drug ballads, played from to the U.S. border, and especially in his home state of....

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Headlines from April 19, 2013

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Boston lockdown ends; shots fired in Watertown, suspect may be cornered
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News
 Boston lockdown ends; shots fired in Watertown, suspect may be corneredA barrage of gunshots erupted in Watertown, Mass., shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, with preliminary reports indicating that police had finally cornered Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.The flurry of activity came less than an hour after Massachusetts Gov.....

Boston lockdown ends; bombing suspect hunt continues – USA Today
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News
 Boston lockdown ends; bombing suspect hunt continues   USA TodayBOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended a Boston-area lockdown early Friday evening after a massive, day-long search of suburban Watertown failed to flush out the teenage surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings."If you are out, continue to be.....

Death Toll Rises to 14 After Texas Blast
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News

200 rounds: Details of fire fight emerge as manhunt focuses on one suspect
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect was on the run Friday evening as officials said he and his brother exchanged 200 rounds with police during a stunning firefight early in the morning and left seven homemade explosives behind. More than 18 hours....

Dragnet Paralyzes Boston as One Suspect Eludes Capture
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News

Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt paralyzes Boston
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News
(Reuters) - Black Hawk helicopters and heavily armed police descended on a Boston suburb Friday in a massive search for an ethnic Chechen suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, hours after his brother was killed by police in a late-night....

Boy Scouts Move to Lift Ban on Gay Youth Members
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News

Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt shuts Boston down
Published April 19, 2013 | By Google News


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