This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We want to turn to a topic we've discussed quite a bit over the past few months - diversity in the tech industry. Just recently, one of the biggest names in tech, Google, has started talking openly for the first time about diversity.
The L.A. Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in a dramatic Game 7 overtime win.
The Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions, scored the first two goals of the game and led through the first period. The Kings tied the score at 3-3 partway through the second period, but Chicago took the lead again a few minutes before the second intermission.
The Kings caught back up at 7:17 of the third period. Missed shots and frantic saves carried the game into overtime.
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced it wants a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. The draft rule announced in a press conference is the largest cut ever asked for on power plants.
Federal laws that were meant to prevent the international use of chemical weapons can't be applied to a woman who tried to poison her husband's mistress, the Supreme Court has ruled. Carol Anne Bond had smeared toxic chemicals in the hopes that the other woman would develop a rash.
The Supreme Court ruled that the federal law shouldn't have been used to prosecute Bond, as her actions were forbidden under state or local laws. The opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts.
Lady Bird Johnson High School in North East ISD is embracing a new program to take dissection out of the classroom and move it onto computers.
This program is called Froguts and next fall it will be in every biology classroom at Johnson High School.
Like many schools these days, Johnson currently uses fetal pigs for dissection, at a cost of $4,000 dollars per year. Jenine Bertolotti, the dean of the science department at Johnson, said the cost was 80 percent of her budget.
Popular Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, known for her role as “Alice” on TV’s "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at University Hospital after suffering a fall in her home near San Antonio.
Well-known for her role as the Brady family housekeeper in the 1970s, Davis left acting in the late 70s and became a fixture in Bishop William Frey’s Episcopal ministry in Denver, Colorado. When the bishop transferred to a church in Texas, Davis moved with the bishop’s family and they settled in the Leon Springs area 18 years ago.
It's now illegal to light up in Russia's bars, restaurants and other public spaces, as a national smoking ban went into effect this month. Russian officials say the ban could save 200,000 lives a year in a country known for having many heavy smokers.
In 2009, the Russian Federation consumed 2,786 cigarettes per capita, according to the Tobacco Atlas, put out by the World Lung Foundation.
From Moscow, NPR's Corey Flintoff reports for our Newscast unit: