Time has come for Obama to start worrying about his critics again?  

CNBC By : Ben White

There are some who argue that criticism of President Barack Obama for happily golfing after speaking to the nation about the brutal terrorist murder of U.S. journalist James Foley is unfair and doesn't really matter anyway.

Those inclined to care about presidential golfing are never going to like Obama, this argument goes, so why should he trouble himself with their critiques? - Full Article

James Foley Killing Part of Larger Terror Spree Unleashed by ISIS  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

Video showing the brutal beheading of kidnapped American journalist James Foley is only the latest episode of barbarity carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

The extremist network — known as ISIS — raised its profile in May after seizing major Iraqi cities and towns in a bid to overrun the central government in Baghdad and establish an Islamic state. - Full Article

4.2-magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Some posted on social media about being awakened by the temblor.

"I just went surfing in bed," tweeted Shelley Leveridge. - Full Article

Gunshots, tear gas, arrests amid Ferguson curfew  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Seven people were arrested and one person was shot early Sunday in Ferguson, Mo., as police and protesters clashed again in a haze of tear gas despite a curfew that took effect at midnight.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald Johnson said one person was shot overnight and was in critical condition. - Full Article

Chuck Todd Takes Helm of Meet the Press  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

Chuck Todd will take the reins at NBC's "Meet the Press," replacing moderator David Gregory, NBC News President Deborah Turness announced Thursday.

In an email to NBC News staff, Turness praised Gregory, who has hosted the Sunday morning public affairs show for the past six years... - Full Article

Nouri al-Maliki Gives Up Post to Rival Haider al-Abadi  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi.

Al-Maliki says his decision is based on his desire to "safeguard the high interests of the country," adding in a televised address late Thursday that he will not be the cause of any bloodshed. - Full Article

White House: Obama briefed on Ferguson  

Washington Post By : Katie Zezima

The White House said early Thursday that President Obama has been briefed on clashes that again erupted between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., days after police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.

The protests escalated Wednesday night as police dispensed tear gas toward protesters and two reporters, including one from The Washington Post, were arrested. - Full Article

Police clash with Michael Brown shooting protesters  

Fox News By : Staff Reporting

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. used tear gas and smoke bombs Wednesday to disperse protesters, some of whom threw Molotov cocktails and other objects at officers, as a fifth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer turned violent.

Protesters faced heavily armed police who occasionally trained automatic weapons on them from an armored truck. - Full Article

ALS Association thrilled and completely amazed with Ice Bucket Challenge results  

Time By : Justin Worland

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen the videos of people taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge, where, apparently in the name of awareness-raising about Lou Gehrig’s disease, people have been pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and then challenging others to do the same on social media.

According to the ALS Association, the challenge has also resulted in lots of money, too. - Full Article

Marketing Campaigns That Are Of And By Millennials  

Online eBusiness Solutions (OeBS) By : Vern Nicholson

Getting Millennials involved in the discussion about your brand is critical.

The days of just putting your brand out there without some level of micro-social involvement are long gone. Brand advocates have the means and digital channels to significantly influence getting information about your product or service out there.

Our take on user-generated content and reviews are they’re absolutely necessary with Millennials, because they can catapult a brand overnight. - Full Article

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