Friday, July 26, 2013

The NBC News app has a problem, has a problem

Updated Sept. 6: Although the software on my phone has not been updated, this has been fixed. This post will be kept for reference.


Screen shot from my iPhone
I get NBC News on my iPhone with the NBC News app (version 4.0.1). They're experiencing difficulties right now; I wonder, is anyone at NBC paying attention? Here are the current "Top Stories," in order. For your reading convenience, I've put a number at the beginning of each duplicate showing how many times it has appeared so far:



  • Morsi investigated for murder as rival rallies take to Egypt's streets
  • (2) Morsi investigated for murder as rival rallies take to Egypt's streets
  • (3) Morsi investigated for murder as rival rallies take to Egypt's streets
  • More Dreamliner ills; smoke in one, another grounded
  • Holder: Snowden would not face death penalty if sent home
  • Death-tax tip: Don't do what Gandolfini did
  • Ariel Castro pleads guilty in kidnappings, agrees to life sentence without parole
  • Mysterious hum driving people crazy around the world
  • (2) Ariel Castro pleads guilty in kidnappings, agrees to life sentence without parole
  • (3) Ariel Castro pleads guilty in kidnappings, agrees to life sentence without parole
  • Armed men bust 'Pink Panthers' jewel thief out of Swiss prison
  • (4) Ariel Castro pleads guilty in kidnappings, agrees to life sentence without parole
  • (2) Holder: Snowden would not face death penalty if sent home
  • China silences American-style TV talent shows
  • (2) More Dreamliner ills; smoke in one, another grounded
  • 'Fat shaming' actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says
  • (5) Ariel Castro pleads guilty in kidnappings, agrees to life sentence without parole
  • Terminally ill 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon giving fortune to charity
  • Pope stresses the importance of family in Brazil speech
  • (6) Ariel Castro pleads guilty in kidnappings, agrees to life sentence without parole
  • (7) Castro agrees to plea deal: Life without parole plus 1,000 years
  • (3) Holder: Snowden would not face death penalty if sent home
  • Driver of crashed Spanish train investigated for 'recklessness,' police say
  • (2) Pope stresses the importance of family in Brazil speech
  • Two dozen injured in Egypt as rival rallies brace for bloodshed
  • (8) Castro agrees to plea deal: Life without parole plus 1,000 years
  • (2) Driver of crashed Spanish train investigated for 'recklessness,' police say
  • Edward Snowden's dad: This story is far from over
  • (3) Pope stresses the importance of family in Brazil speech
  • (9) Castro agrees to plea deal: Life without parole plus 1,000 years
  • (3) Driver of crashed Spanish train investigated for 'recklessness,' police say
  • (2) Terminally ill 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon giving fortune to charity
  • (2) Two dozen injured in Egypt as rival rallies brace for bloodshed
  • Yearning to be a parent, dad is one of few single men who turned to surrogacy
  • (2) 'Fat shaming' actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says
  • Happy birthday Mick Jagger: 70 never moved better
  • (4) Driver of crashed Spanish train investigated for 'recklessness,' police say
  • LA- area campgrounds shut down after squirrel test positive for plague
  • Is Weiner part of a 'war on women'? EMILY's List says no
  • (5) Driver of crashed Spanish train to be questioned in wake of deadly derailment


  • At this point, the duplicates stop. Stay tuned, I'll let you know if this gets fixed.

    Updated Oct. 19.  Wording changes.

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