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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:20am

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.

Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:06am

Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.

Reborn At 40, She Uncovered New Life In A 'Dream' — Looking At Skulls

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

But not just looking at skulls — reconstructing human faces from them. This forensic artist once worked several jobs, hating "every morning I got up." Then, she took a class in anthropology.

Key And Peele Duo Are Back As Action-Duo In 'Keanu'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks with Wesley Morris, critic at large for The New York Times, about Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the comedians behind the award-winning sketch comedy show.

When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Professor Haushofer put together his resume of failures. Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.

What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Tens of thousands of students are on admissions waiting lists for colleges — they won't find out until later in the summer if they've even been accepted.

Aleppo Airstrikes Hit Home For A Local Doctor

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Dr. Rami Kalazi discovered his friend, a pediatrician, was killed after the Al Quds hospital was destroyed by airstrikes in Aleppo, a few miles from the makeshift medical facility where Kalazi works.

Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun are unhappy that Yale has decided to keep the name.

16 People Disciplined After Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, But Questions Remain

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The Pentagon disciplined 16 people in connection to the deadly airstrikes on the Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afganistan in October.

Comcast Buys DreamWorks

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Cable industry analyst Craig Moffett says this move puts Comcast in closer competition with Disney — not necessarily on the big screen, but on television and among other franchises.

To Lure Patients, Pennsylvania Hospital Refunds Unhappy Customers

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

A Pennsylvania's Geisinger Health is taking a page from retail and treating patients more like customers.

Trapped By ISIS, Fallujah Residents Desperate For Aid

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

With ISIS in the city, and the Iraqi army massed around it, the people of Falujah fear the situation will get even more violent. Aid is needed badly.

Fallujah Residents Say Violence Has Heightened Since Iraq War

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The city of Fallujah was the site for some of most intense battles between insurgents and the U.S. military during the Iraq War.

Kenya To Host Largest Ivory Burn To Combat Elephant Poaching

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Kenya will host the largest ever ivory burn on Saturday, burning over 100 tons, or hundreds of millions of dollars of elephant tusks in a statement against poaching.

Leicester City On The Verge Of An Improbable, Historic Title

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Leicester City, long a minor player in England's powerful top soccer league, is now doing the unthinkable, with a team featuring players who were semi-pro just a few years ago.

Economists Say Trade Is Good, As Long As We Refocus Resources On Workers

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

There have always been winners and losers from trade, but economists say the U.S. has not helped the losers, due to underfunded employment programs, especially compared to advanced economies.

Is The 'Never Trump' Movement Backfiring?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Tim Miller, spokesman for an anti-Trump super PAC, Our Principles PAC, talks to host Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about whether the anti-Trump messaging is having the opposite effect.

California Republicans Move Into Spotlight, With Prospect Of Crowning Trump

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The state GOP convention hears from Donald Trump Friday. If he clinches the nomination, it'll be when California's 172 Republican delegates are awarded in June — and many are working to prevent that.

Hospital In Aleppo 'Fully Destroyed' In Airstrike, Red Cross Says

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:08am

At least 14 people were killed in an overnight bombing of a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Pawel Krzysiek from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

If Basketball Had A Penalty Box, Ted Cruz Would Be In It

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:16am

While on a campaign trip to Indiana, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz referred to a "basketball ring" when he meant hoop. Cruz later told reporters he stumbled while speaking.




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