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Legal Docket on the digital frontier, Dollars and Sense, and a car that drives itself
Today’s news and a discussion of court rulings on internet radio and music licensing, digital property and privacy, and applying the constitutional framers’ vision to modern social media, plus: Dollars and Sense with Warren Cole Smith, the race to build for American roads a car that drives itself, and more.
Pakistan: A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country's Christian minority. A wing of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying they would continue to target non-Muslims until the United States stopped drone attacks in Pakistan's remote tribal region. The attack on the All Saints Church, which wounded 141 people, occurred as worshippers were leaving after services for a meal on the front lawn.
Kenya: The African nation’s military launched a major operation at an upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued "most" of the hostages being held captive by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab during a two-day standoff that killed about 70 people and injured 175. Al-Shabab has terrorized Somalia for two decades. The group is motivated to strike in Kenya for two reasons: one, Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to help root out al-Shabab; two, Kenya is a majority Christian country. In the mall siege, the terrorists reportedly offered to free those who could recite the 99 names of Allah in Arabic.
Budget: Republicans and Democrats stake out their positions as fiscal deadlines near and conservatives press for Obamacare defunding as the price of keeping the rest of the government open.
U.S.-Iran summit? On Sunday political talk TV, one hot topic was a report that President Obama may meet with his Iranian counterpart during a scheduled meeting of the United Nations.
Legal Docket: Technology rulings in the courts
TW&E legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard discusses court rulings on internet radio and music licensing, digital property and privacy, and applying the constitutional framers’ vision to modern social media.
A self-driving car by 2016?
Technology correspondent Michael Cochrane reports on a new contestant in the race to create a car that drives itself: electric-car company Tesla Motors.
Dollars and sense
WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reviews last week’s financial news, and looks ahead to the stories likely to make news this week.