Turning off notifications


After trying to live with this ridiculous ‘badge on the app icon, but alert in notifications’ idiocy, I am turning off all notifications.  This fractured approach is just stupid.  Why in the hell would I want to go to the notifications section of my phone, clear out 20 article alerts, then have to go to the app to clear the alert badge?  This is so annoying!  It will most likely lead me to delete to app if you have no intention of fixing this.