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  • Poaching elephants

    Poaching elephants
    In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
  • Russ Stanton, head of news at KPCC, to step down

    Russ Stanton, head of news at KPCC, to step down
    Former Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton is leaving Southern California Public Radio, where he oversees the newsroom that produces content for KPCC-FM (89.3) and other nonprofit stations. The newsroom was told Wednesday afternoon that Stanton...
  • Ben & Jerry's Announces Two New 'SNL'-Themed Flavors

    Ben & Jerry's is adding two "Saturday Night Live"-themed ice cream flavors to its extensive repertoire, paying homage to a favorite character and skit. Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, a combination of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel...
  • Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California

    Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California
    Today it’s the limes, tomorrow what else? A variety of factors have contributed to a shortage of limes in the United States that has more than doubled prices over this time last year. And one of the most important is an outbreak of a citrus...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election

    Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election
    Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book. Cruz's literary agent told the...
  • Mayo: Catch me on Florida Roundup radio show Friday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be a panelist on the Florida Roundup radio show at noon on Friday (April 4). The weekly current events roundtable airs on WLRN, 91.3 FM, the local NPR affiliate. Host Tom Hudson and a cast of experts and journalists will be...
  • Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'

    Box office: 'The Other Woman' on pace to unseat 'Captain America'
    The revenge comedy "The Other Woman" is on its way to topping the box-office charts this weekend, the first film to surpass the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" since that film's release. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring...
  • Fusion Taps Ryan Nerz as TV's First Chief Cannabis Correspondent

    At first blush it sounds like something out of a Cheech & Chong movie, but in fact it's a serious effort. Fusion, the startup cabler run by ABC News and Univision, has named journalist Ryan Nerz as its chief cannabis correspondent. Given the spread of...
  • Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'

    Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'
    WASHINGTON — The first time I talked to Anita Hill, she was teaching commercial law in Oklahoma, living in obscurity in the state where she grew up on an isolated farm with 12 siblings. For roughly a week in 1991, I pressed her to tell me what she...
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...