Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2018 


Following the interview with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be ready to interview President Donald Trump; also on our rundown; a gerrymandering ruling in Pennsylvania called a major victory; and we take you to a state where the homeless count is going digital.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - CA: Media Reform

New America Media Executive Director Sandy Close addressed the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on November 3rd.(New America Media)

SAN FRANCISCO -- California is losing a venerable independent news agency that leaves as its legacy a stronger, more diverse news landscape. New America Media announced it will be closing its doors on November 30. The nonprofit started in 1970 in San Francisco as Pacific News Service. The name may

SAN FRANCISCO – One recent "explosion" on social media is about the potential for an actual explosion. At a meeting of nuclear scientists in San Francisco last week, Dr. Joseph Nuth, the Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said an "extinction-level eve

Observers say Facebook's plan to fact check news raises the possibility of human error and curbing free speech. (Master OSM 2011)

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Silicon Valley giant Facebook has outlined plans to use third-party fact checkers to vet some of its news content. Facebook has come under pressure from users on both the left and right, decrying its use of data collection and charging that it's attempting to control deb

The FCC will vote today on opening up more of the spectrum for new 5G wireless technology.  D3Damon/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today the Federal Communications Commission votes on a plan to open a new part of the wireless spectrum to encourage the development of the next generation of cell phones and wireless devices called 5G. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says this will allow U.S. companies to be t

A group of experts on cellphone radiation is speaking out in support of a new government study linking radiation to cancer in rats. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts on cellphone and brain tumor science say they're disappointed some media outlets downplayed last week's government study that found a small but significant percentage of rats exposed to lifelong cellphone radiation developed cancerous or precancerous cells. The $25 milli

Lawmakers in Sacramento are holding a hearing today on a bill to allow AT&T to phase out landline service in four years. (kconnors/morguefile)
Available In Spanish

California lawmakers are considering a bill to cut the cord on landline telephone service at a hearing today before the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. Assembly Bill 2395 would permit AT&T to stop maintaining the copper-wire landline service in California in 2020, except in areas that ha

A San Diego nonprofit is training web developers for free in an effort to keep technology jobs in the U.S. Credit: SoftStack Factory

SAN DIEGO - A quick search for web developer jobs in California turns up 10,000 positions, open, right now. But many young people don't have the skills to write code, and can't afford college or $10,000 for a coding boot camp. Consequently, many companies are sending the jobs overseas. But a uniqu

PHOTO: Bay Area citizens line up to voice their concerns to newly appointed Federal Communications Commissioner Tom Wheeler Thursday night in Oakland. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The new head of the FCC held a "Town Hall" meeting Thursday night to hear from Bay Area residents about their communications concerns. Chairman Tom Wheeler appeared to be sending a message by holding the first FCC event of this kind in five years in Oakland, a community close to te

1 of 2 pages   1 2 >  Last »