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Reading that speaks: CdA teen’s app converts text to audio

Coeur d’Alene teen Morgan Dixon launched the Outloud Reader app a month ago to help people with visual or reading disabilities. It uses the camera of a smartphone or electronic tablet to convert a photograph of reading material into text that’s then read aloud by a programmed voice. At least 10 students who have dyslexia are using the app at Sorensen Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities in Coeur d’Alene.

Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room.

Twelve audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

A dozen audio recordings seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, were forwarded to federal prosecutors after lawyers dropped challenges on attorney-client privilege grounds, a former judge revealed Monday.

How to get your children to relax – and learn – on those long car trips

For parents, long car trips can be anxiety-producing. Hours on the road – especially in traffic – can lead to some serious whining from the back seat. Never mind iPads and DVDs; audiobooks allow the whole family to enjoy a good book together. Plus, in recent years, many educators have embraced audiobooks as a way to attract reluctant young readers, increase language skills and boost reading comprehension. So children will not only be quiet, but they’ll also be learning.

Stealth audio startup in Seattle reels in $5 million

Housed in the old Rainier Brewery in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood, a team of 40 people has been working for more than a year in a quest to change the audio industry. That’s about all Human, Inc., is saying about its technology.

Here’s the Dirt: Davenport schools get upgrade

Workers with Spokane construction firm Leone & Keeble Inc. are settling in for another 18 months or so of driving to and from Davenport, where they’re tackling a two-phase school project. The general contractor’s crews are in charge of a $10.5-million expansion and remodeling project for the Davenport School District. The first phase, started last summer and running through this August, involves building a 28,000-square-foot school building with a gym.

Crime suspect held – again

A career criminal released from jail in August because charges weren’t filed in a burglary case is accused of a Wednesday night burglary that cleaned out a Spokane car stereo store. Christopher J. Cannata, who police say has 21 felony convictions, returned to Spokane County Jail on Thursday with Jonathon D. Marquiss, 32, after Spokane police arrested them in connection with the break-in at Kelly’s Custom Car Audio, 5518 N. Market St.

Writer’s Narration Of Memoir A Masterpiece

"Angela's Ashes" By Frank McCourt In my 15 years as an audio books aficionada, "Angela's Ashes" is the only book that I unequivocally recommend listening to instead of reading. Frank McCourt's unabridged narration of his childhood memoir is an audio masterpiece. There is something profoundly satisfying about hearing McCourt read aloud his story of little Frank, "just like his father, the same odd manner, the same oul' northern jaw."