The British probe into Rupert Murdoch's tabloid operations has extended into an investigation of information obtained from stolen cellphones. The New York Times reports that a senior police officer testified that an investigation found payoffs were given to public officials and that medical and banking records were obtained illegally.
This week Cindy Funk was joined by Changeling live in the WYSO studios. Carl and Deborah Cologne haven't been in since 2009, so Cindy and they catch up a little and talk about what it's like to be a have a family and be performing all over the country. In a concert-style live music performance Changeling performed all new and music only heard at their live performances.
To learn more about Changeling, or to purchase their music, visit www.madcelts.com.
Headlines today about one of the latest statements from the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad have tended to focus on the news that a spokesman says the government would never use chemical or biological weapons against its own people.
The stories take two angles: One, that this confirms Syria has such weapons; two, that it's good the regime says it won't use them on civilians.
Of course, the regime has also pledged to abide by a ceasefire brokered by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and in the ensuing weeks the bloodshed in Syria has continued.
On Monday (July 23rd, 2012), Ohio Governor John Kasich, Vandalia Mayor Arlene Setzer, city of Dayton and White Castle officials, including CEO and President Bill Ingram, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony near the site of White Castle’s new food processing Facility in Vandalia, an 83,000 square ft. facility in the Stonequarry Crossing development site near Peter’s Pike.
There's enough DNA in the human body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back. But don't confuse DNA with your genes, says writer Sam Kean.
"They are sort of conflated in most people's minds today but they really are distinct things," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "Genes are like the story and DNA is the language that the story is written in."
Hundreds of Muslim athletes are participating in the London Olympics, which officially begin Friday. But along with travel and other logistics, they're also adjusting to Ramadan, the holy month that requires them to fast.