James Gandolfini Dies; 'Sopranos' Actor Was 51 - Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:45:00 -0400
Microsoft Responds To Fan Outcry, Changes Xbox One Policies - Microsoft has changed policies regarding Internet connection and used game capabilities for its upcoming Xbox One gaming console. The company says it is responding to feedback from consumers.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:30:00 -0400
Federal Agents Accuse Two Of Plotting Deadly X-Ray Weapon - Officials say the suspects did not acquire a radiation source for a weapon, but they finished building a remote control that was meant to operate it.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:14:00 -0400
A Day After Making List, One Of FBI's Most Wanted Caught - Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams was caught at a Mexican beach town, a day after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on charges of sexual exploitation of children.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:48:00 -0400
Capitol Hill's Partisan And Racial Divide Cast In Bronze - A 7-foot tall statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is more than just a tribute to the man. It's a larger-than-life reminder of the fight over voting rights and statehood for Washington, D.C.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:38:00 -0400
Snowden Reportedly In 'Informal' Asylum Talks With Iceland - After initial reports that an asylum-seeker would have to be in Iceland for their application to be considered, the AP says Edward Snowden is in "informal talks" with Iceland about applying for asylum.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:51:00 -0400
Infections From Contaminated Injections Can Lurk Undetected - Some people exposed to tainted steroid injections in last year's meningitis outbreak had slow-moving spinal infections that escaped detection until they had MRI scans. Many of the people didn't have symptoms, or thought the pain was due to their longstanding back problems.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:36:00 -0400
Pitchman Who 'Guaranteed' Our Look Fired By Men's Wearhouse - The company did not explain why George Zimmer, who opened the first Men's Warehouse in 1973, was let go. Since the mid-'80s, Men's Warehouse ads have featured Zimmer delivering the company's famous slogan: "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:29:00 -0400
U.S. Wants Global Trafficking Report To Hit Home - The State Department official in charge of the office that monitors and combats human trafficking says slavery affects several industries, including fishing, and several countries, including the U.S. He wants consumers to ask: "How can I actually do something about it?"
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:02:00 -0400
Nina Totenberg Answers Your Supreme Court Questions - Want to know how the justices decide who writes the big opinions? Or when they decide to release them to the public? What about whether the justices hang out after work? Get your answers here.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:50:00 -0400
Tropical Storm Barry Heads Toward Mexico, Forecasters Say - The National Hurricane Center says the second named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is heading west toward southern Mexico.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:17:00 -0400
And The Winner Of The World Food Prize Is ... The Man From Monsanto - The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:14:00 -0400
G-8 Nations Pledge To Crack Down On Corporate Tax Evaders - This week's meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized countries concluded with a pledge to end the use of tax shelters by multinational corporations. But there are still big questions about how they will make a dent in the problem.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:36:00 -0400
A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors - A conflict over alcohol is escalating in the tiny town of Whiteclay, Neb., which sells millions of cans of beer annually to residents of the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation. While protesters are trying to block beer deliveries to the town, some tribal leaders are considering legalizing alcohol at Pine Ridge.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:44:47 -0400
To Rebuild NYC's Beaches, A Native Plant Savings And Loan - Last fall, Heather Liljengren was collecting the seeds of New York's native dune grasses. Within days, Hurricane Sandy wiped out the Rockaways' dunes and all their flora. Now, those seeds are growing plants likely to be used to restore the dunes and other natural environments around New York City.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:33:00 -0400