Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 4:19 pm
As you probably know, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on Big Sugary Drinks Over 16 Ounces was supposed to go into effect this week. But a judge invalidated the ban on Monday, a move applauded by restaurant owners, theater owners, and anyone who likes nothing more on a hot summer day than a refreshing bathtub full of ice-cold Coca-Cola.
Katie Fisher, a Progressive Insurance customer, was killed in a car accident in June 2010. Two years later, when her parents went to court to try to prove the other driver's negligence, Progressive stood against them.
Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 3:20 pm
A diminutive, landlocked, communist country, Laos has a deserved reputation for being a quiet country in a dynamic region. But the rapid modernization in Southeast Asia is beginning to touch Laos as well.
A Chinese-funded trans-Asian rail is set to run right through Laos, connecting China's southern Yunnan province to Bangkok, Thailand. But some analysts say this is more likely to serve the countries it is connecting — largely China — rather than Laos.
Jessica Harris will speak with Dr. Robert Langer, founder of MIT's Langer Lab, one of the world's largest biomedical engineering labs. He pioneered the fields of tissue engineering and drug delivery, which has lead to the creation of more than 30 companies.
Later, Harris will also talk to Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, co-founders of SoulCycle.
Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 6:54 am
A Swiss woman cycling with her husband in India was allegedly beaten and gang-raped, police say. It's the latest high-profile sexual assault in a nation that's facing intense pressure to increase its protections for women.
The couple was on a cycling tour from Mumbai to New Delhi when they were attacked Friday night. The New York Times continues the story:
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:
Members of the college group Young Americans for Freedom roll up Ronald Reagan posters to hand out at CPAC in National Harbor, Md. on Friday.
Credit Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday. The Tea Party favorite won a presidential straw poll at the annual event on Saturday.
Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 6:39 pm
Conservative activists chose Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as their pick to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
As The Associated Press notes, "the win offers little more than bragging rights for Paul, who is popular with the younger generation of libertarian-minded conservatives who packed the conference."