Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton has resigned. He is the latest casualty of the phone hacking and police bribe scandal that has engulfed parent company News Corp. For more, Michele Norris talks to NPR's David Folkenflik.
The latest domino in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal has fallen on this side of the pond: Les Hinton, CEO of Dow Jones and Co., which publishes The Wall Street Journal, told the paper that he is resigning. The AP has confirmed the news with Dow Jones.
Hinton was the head of News International, which oversaw the News Of World, when the phone hacking allegations arose.
Battles' second album, <em>Gloss Drop</em>, is its first as a trio. Left to right: Ian Cohen (guitar, keyboards), John Stanier (drums), Dave Konopka (bass, guitar, effects).
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"We are a rock band, believe it or not," John Stanier says.
The drummer of the New York trio Battles maintains that even though its music is densely layered, digitally processed and often lacking traditional song structure, the tools behind it are nothing special.
The Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft is seen before its first public landing during the Spaceport America runway dedication ceremony near Las Cruces, N.M., on Oct. 22. Virgin Galactic is one of a handful of private companies that plan to fly paying customers into space.
When space shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth this week from its final flight, NASA will be out of the business of launching humans into space for the foreseeable future.
But soon, there could be more American space travelers than ever. That's because several companies are developing spacecraft that will take anyone into space who wants to go — provided they can pay for the ride.
New cargo and transport vessels must meet energy efficiency standards and cut carbon pollution, the U.N. agency regulating international shipping decided Friday. The decision came despite opposition from China, India and Brazil.
The new rules from a powerful committee of the International Maritime Organization attack a growing source of greenhouse gases. The policy would also be the first time a measure on climate change applies equally to countries, regardless of whether they are from the industrial or developing world.
As President Obama made his case on the debt ceiling and deficit crisis at the White House Friday, Republicans on the Hill were making theirs — and promising a series of votes next week to set out their plan for reordering the nation's finances.