Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 7:51 am
Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the passenger jet that disappeared last week with 239 people aboard.
The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flew more than six and a half hours after its last communication with air traffic control, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a news conference early Saturday.
"These movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane," he said.
State and local officials will join Congressman Lloyd Doggett, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, and city council members Shirley Gonzales and Ray Lopez Saturday to encourage residents on San Antonio’s west side to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The Bilingual Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Progreso Hall, a popular gathering spot for Westside residents.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 5:54 pm
The United States announced its intention on Friday of relinquishing its remaining control of the Internet.
In a statement, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration said it wants to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
A first-time author is coming to the San Antonio Book Festival next month, and I came to find that his back story is as fascinating as the book he’s written. Meet Mario Alberto Zambrano, whose novel-writing career began on the stage.
“I was a dancer for a very long time. I never read as a kid and I never wrote short stories…”
Being an author is Zambrano's second life, after retiring from an international career as a ballet dancer, he began writing. Surprisingly his first novel was picked up.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:48 pm
Commercial aviation pilots tell NPR that they would have no idea how to disable all the systems designed to automatically communicate with ground stations, though they could probably figure it out from checklists and other documentation available aboard an aircraft.
It's been a week since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a week filled with misinformation, wild theorizing and the anxiety of the passengers' families. The story, and especially its lack of information, has the world watching and wondering.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 5:41 pm
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has filed a lawsuit against 16 of the world's biggest banks, accusing them of fixing the London interbank offered rate and costing smaller, failed American banks money.
This month, TPR presents a three-week series of broadcasts drawn from the San Antonio Chamber Music Society’s 2013-2014 series. The one-hour programs will be broadcast on Saturday nights at 7:00 on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM.
The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project is restoring an eight-mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality natural riparian ecosystem. The San Antonio River Authority has given TPR the opportunity to adopt a 3.4-acre stretch of natural area adjacent to the project, which we are calling the TPaRbor.
By Wednesday, March 16, 1864 Federal forces occupied Alexandria, Louisiana on the Red River. Their target was Shreveport, the capital of Confederate Louisiana and the headquarters for the Army of the Trans-Mississippi.
The potential fall of Shreveport would render East Texas, especially Galveston and Sabine Pass, vulnerable to invasion. With both the Union army and navy involved on the Red River, a secondary force of Union troops from Little Rock, Arkansas would move south under General Frederick Steele with the intention of joining Banks’ expedition moving up the Red River.