Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:14am
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to formally announce her long-awaited candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, (April 12) via social media and video. She will then campaign in the key primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire. On Monday (April 13), Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, joining already-declared candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:40pm
A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, has been charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man after video recording of the shooting was released Tuesday (April 7) by several media outlets.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:00pm
Today (Monday, March 23), Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first Republican or Democrat to formally declare candidacy. Cruz is expected to contend with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, among others, for the GOP nomination, while former Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to be the Democratic frontrunner for the nomination.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:23am
Seven months after regular protests started in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by one of the city's police officers, two other officers were shot and wounded this week in Ferguson during a protest over police reform, and a search for a suspect continues. The shooting happened hours after the resignation of Ferguson's police chief.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:52am
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams temporarily stepped down from the newscast beginning Monday (Feb. 9) after admitting to falsely stating that he was on a helicopter in Iraq that was hit by a grenade. Williams has also cancelled his scheduled appearance on CBS' "Late Show" with David Letterman, which was to have been Thursday (Feb. 12).
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:04am
While the memorable Super Bowl commercials have often advertised beer from Budweiser, various car and truck models and Doritos, an advertisement for men's grooming products will become memorable during Sunday's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl broadcast by tugging at the heartstrings of fathers, according to University of North Texas advertising faculty member Bill Ford.
Submitted by Michelle Hale on Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:37am
During his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20 (Tuesday), President Barack Obama may urge the Federal Communication Commission to adopt strong regulations to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field for businesses and the public. The speech will come a little more than a month before the FCC votes on new Internet rules, which have not been released to the media.
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss the State of the Union speech:
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:03pm
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- What do wormholes have to do with delivering presents? Can small businesses compete with big retailers during the holiday buying bonanza? And why is Santa in shorts? University of North Texas experts unwrap holiday mysteries and challenges.