Linda Ronstadt, music legend famous for songs such as "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved," says the disease has robbed her of the ability to sing.
On first reference, the network will refer to the private as Chelsea Manning, while in the "near term" noting that she came to prominence known as Bradley Manning. The network also will use female pronouns.
An analysis allays concerns that Medicare beneficiaries may have trouble getting in to see doctors. Access has been stable and is on par, or a little better, than for people with private health insurance.
The agency said the violations generally did not involve surveillance of U.S. citizens' telephone or email data. The revelation, however, casts doubt on some previous assertions from high-ranking U.S. officials.
President Obama cast aside his usual caution while speaking at a town hall-style meeting in Binghamton, N.Y., on Friday. "I'm in my second term, so I can say it," he said, before suggesting law schools shave a year off their programs.
The network asked to have its branding removed from an upcoming PBS series on the NFL and head injuries. Two of its reporters contributed to the effort, and there's a report that the decision followed pressure from the NFL.
The NFL and one of its broadcast partners, ESPN, are getting some blowback after ESPN pulled out of an investigative project with Frontline on PBS about head injuries in the National Football League. The league denies pressuring ESPN in any way.
PBS made this announcement yesterday. ESPN responded:
Because ESPN is neither producing nor exercising editorial control over the Frontline documentaries, there will be no co-branding involving ESPN on the documentaries or their marketing materials. The use of ESPN's marks could incorrectly imply that we have editorial control. As we have in the past, we will continue to cover the concussion story through our own reporting.
The NFL has been known to be vigiliant in protecting its brand, says John Ourand, media reporter at Sports Business Journal.
"It's called The Shield. They love to protect The Shield," says Ourand. "In fact, that's one of the reasons they started their own network, the NFL Network. And what's ironic is that on the NFL Network, they do cover the concussion issue ... so they're not scared of this, they're not shy of this. That's what makes what happened so much more confusing."
The NFL is big business for ESPN, as well as other sports-broadcasting networks like FOX, CBS and NBC. ESPN alone pays the NFL $1 billion for Monday Night Football and highlight rights, and they just signed a deal for the next decade for close to $2 billion a year.
"Journalistically, this is a huge black eye for ESPN," Ourand adds. "I think it shows that ESPN bowed to some sort of pressure that was given by the NFL, and I think that's a real shame because ESPN has spent the past couple of years hiring some of the best sports journalists out there. They have taken people from the New York Times, some of the best newspapers, in order to get in there and cover these types of topics. What I'm going to be looking for is whether those people that came over find this untenable, because they're hirable people, and if they start to leave, then we'll know something's up."
But with business partners like the NFL, can ESPN hold on to its editorial integrity?
"That is literally the billion dollar question. I think they can," says Ourand. "I think that there's enough of a division between the business side of ESPN and the editorial side of ESPN. But the problem is, it's all called ESPN."
The zoo did not know the panda was pregnant until earlier this month, when Mei Xiang began to act like she was expecting.
Bob Filner has resigned after accusations of groping and forcibly kissing as many as 18 women. The City Council voted to accept an agreement hammered out between Filner and city negotiators.
Climate skeptics point to 15 years of no warming trend as a reason to doubt global warming. But Kevin Trenberth at the National Center for Atmospheric Research can explain a good bit of that temperature plateau — and he argues the Earth has continued to warm appreciably, even though our thin blanket of atmosphere hasn't.
By the standard of normal golfing mortals, Tiger Woods has had an incredible summer. He's won multiple tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money. What he didn't do was win any of golf's four major championships. And those major wins are his measure of success.
Most charities get money from donors and spend it on things they think will help people — schools, medicine, farm animals. GiveDirectly just gives money away. And that poses a challenge to the more traditional charities.
Putin issued the 10-week ban along with other orders designed to tighten security. All of this comes in the shadow of newly-passed anti-gay laws.
The next time you're in a CVS pharmacy and drug store, and you're buying a pack of gum, you might want to think twice when the clerk asks you if you want your receipt.
"You have this moment when you're standing at the counter where you're sort of like, 'Is it really this long?'," says Katie Manderfield, a contributor to Fast Company and senior editor at Group SJR that tracks digital trends. "And I think that's the moment that a lot of consumers have been documenting and capturing and uploading onto Twitter and Facebook."
If you haven't been to a CVS lately, you might not know how long these receipts can go. But the Internet has noticed and it's become a meme.
"My colleague Matt Mirandi actually just noticed that this meme was happening and that people were sort of hilariously documenting these really really long receipts," Manderfield says."And then of course once we found the requisite parody account, which is CVS_Receipt, we knew it was bound to become something big."
But, can CVS turn that free press mocking them into dollars at stores?
"We wanted to use it as a case study to see what was happening with this trend, and to see how CVS could really leverage the laughs," says Manderfield. "Especially with these sort of memes that happen organically, it's not necessarily something CVS would choose under their own volition ... but the good news at the end of the day is that people are talking about CVS."
But, the Internet has weighed in and those receipts still are pretty long. "They'll hold their receipt up to a 7-year-old or next to their huge german shepherd dog ... it's a little ridiculous."
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As speculation begins about who will replace Steve Ballmer as CEO, NPR's Steve Henn has some advice for his successor: Take bigger risks — and more of them. Do more to encourage innovation and don't forget the PC just yet.