CDC confirms Dallas patient does have Ebola virus


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a patient in a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus. The CDC is holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. today and is sending a team to Dallas after the patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tested positive for the deadly virus. Specimens from [...]

Tracy Morgan stunned that WalMart is blaming the victims of fatal crash

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Tracy Morgan is a bit stunned by WalMart’s allegations in their response to his lawsuit. “After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out,” Morgan said in a statement Tuesday. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing [...]

Speakers at UT Conference Stress Importance of Boardroom Diversity

Monte Ford, a director at Akamai Technologies Inc. and former chief information officer of American Airlines, was the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference.

Corporate board members should embrace digital technology, harness risks and diversify their boards if they want to seize new opportunities and help the companies they serve succeed in the digital world. That message was delivered by corporate executives and other experts at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference held at UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of [...]

Reggie Miller tweets plea for help to find missing neice

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Reggie Miller, a five-time NBA All-Star and current NBA analyst for TNT, tweeted out a plea for help in finding his 16-year-old niece, Nikki Miller. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000. For more info visit here.

Prince performing during live stream album release party


LOS ANGELES - Live Nation Entertainment has announced that music icon, Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL will appear Tuesday evening at 9:30 PM/CT on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo for PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE an exclusive album release party. In addition to the live stream, fans will get an exclusive behind the scenes look at Prince’s legendary Minnesota studio complex, Paisley Park, the creative sanctuary where Prince has recorded many [...]

Black college students more likely to graduate with student loan debt


Even as all students increasingly take out student loans to pay for college, debt disproportionately burdens black college graduates, according to the Gallup-Purdue Index. It’s a “borrowing gap” between black and white graduates that has persisted for decades and negatively affects quality of life after college, the national findings said. And that means despite whatever progress the [...]

Tasha Taylor performing in Dallas October 11


 On Saturday, October 11, Tasha Taylor, the youngest daughter of Stax Records’ star, Johnnie Taylor, is coming home to Dallas to perform in concert for the very first time. Her Kessler Theatre concert will feature songs from TAYLORMADE - the album dedicated to her father that features a duet with him on his classic, “Who’s Making Love?” [...]

Caffeine may boost memory a day later

"If we used a standard recognition memory task without these tricky similar items, we would have found no effect of caffeine," says Michael Yassa. "However, using these items requires the brain to make a more difficult discrimination—what we call pattern separation—which seems to be the process that is enhanced by caffeine in our case." (Credit: istolethetv/Flickr)

Caffeine helps people remember fine distinctions between similar things at least up to 24 hours after it is consumed, new research shows. “We’ve always known that caffeine has cognitive-enhancing effects, but its particular effects on strengthening memories and making them resistant to forgetting has never been examined in detail in humans,” says Michael Yassa, assistant [...]

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