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Marvel's latest leading man will soon be a household name

CNN - 7 hours 53 min ago
Say hello to Simu Liu.

'Alter your course,' Iranians warned before seizing UK-flagged ship

CNN - 7 hours 56 min ago
An audio recording of British and Iranian naval authorities radioing instructions to a UK-flagged oil tanker just moments before it was seized in the Strait of Hormuz surfaced on Sunday, amid a mounting diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Patrick Stewart returns to Starfleet in the new 'Star Trek: Picard' trailer

CNN - 8 hours 9 min ago
In the trailer for the upcoming CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Picard," the titular captain is facing a new final frontier—retirement.

Opinion: Why the 'Cats' trailer creeped us out

CNN - 8 hours 10 min ago
The trailer for "Cats," the movie adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical, has hit the Internet, and, well, let's just say the Internet hit back. As the hashtag #CatsMovie trended worldwide, Twitter exploded with phrases like "creepy and weird," "car crash" and "nightmare fuel."

You can’t copyright a cocktail, so what’s a creative bartender to do?

Ars - 8 hours 18 min ago

Enlarge / Welcome to the conference, this is the 10am panel. Can we interest you in a Dark 'n' Stormy®? (credit: Nathan Mattise)

NEW ORLEANS—Anyone who fancies themselves a fan of cocktails knows the names: the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Martini, Margarita, on and on and on. In the drinks world, such recipes have stood the test of time and grown into industry icons over decades. But unlike similar cultural colossuses elsewhere—from Mickey Mouse on screen or "Hey Jude" in the stereo—you can find the Negroni being deployed freely at virtually every bar in America. What gives?

"Can you copyright and own a recipe? A recipe in the eyes of the law doesn't have that creative spark," says attorney Andrea Mealey, an intellectual property expert who's done legal work for beverage companies like Gosling's Rum. During a panel on IP in the bar industry at the 2019 Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) conference, she next points at the ceiling in this conference room. "The design of that chandelier—someone had to come up with it. It's creative, and you can own copyright on that design. I can do a slightly different design and own that as well. But a recipe is like a phone book in the eyes of the law—you can't own something so factual."

In the modern drinks world, Mealey not-so-subtly implies copyright may be the most useless legal tool for enterprising bartenders. (You could at least patent some amazing new tool, in theory.) It's a not-so-dirty secret that many have increasingly become aware of in this modern cocktail renaissance, where a killer recipe at an influential bar can suddenly show up on menus worldwide with little more than a written credit. The US Copyright Office puts it plainly: "A mere listing of ingredients or contents, or a simple set of directions, is uncopyrightable."

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Sheila Dikshit dies at age 81

CNN - 8 hours 19 min ago
Indian politicians have paid tribute to Sheila Dikshit, a senior Congress Party leader and the former chief minister of Delhi, who died on Saturday at the age of 81.

GOP senator: Back in the 60s, that wasn't considered racist

CNN - 8 hours 30 min ago
While discussing President Trump's recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tells CNN's Dana Bash that back in the 1960s, telling people to "love it or leave it" wasn't considered racist.

Taliban Attack Security Checkpoint and Hospital in Pakistan

NY Times - 8 hours 47 min ago
At least nine people were killed, including six police officers, and 30 others wounded in a two-pronged assault in the northwest of the country, officials said.

For Boris Johnson’s Clan, Blood Is Thicker Than Political Conviction

NY Times - 8 hours 50 min ago
Cast as something between the Kennedys and the Kardashians, the relatives of the pro-Brexit juggernaut likely to become the next U.K. prime minister don’t always share his views.

A whole nation just got hacked

CNN - 9 hours 1 min ago
Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country's tax revenue office.

Thousands of bones discovered in Vatican crypt in search for missing teenager

CNN - 9 hours 6 min ago
Thousands of bones have been unearthed in two ossuaries discovered in the Vatican City, as part of an ongoing search for clues into the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl more than three decades ago.

‘He always doubles down’: Inside the political crisis caused by Trump’s racist tweets

Washington Post - 9 hours 9 min ago
The president followed his gut to the dark side of American politics, and now the country would have to pick up the pieces.

Most Wikipedia Profiles Are of Men. This Scientist Is Changing That.

NY Times - 9 hours 10 min ago
Jessica Wade has added nearly 700 Wikipedia biographies for important female and minority scientists in less than two years.

4 teen inmates staged a fight, overpowered staff and escaped, officials say

CNN - 9 hours 26 min ago
Four teenagers escaped a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday night after staging a fight in their room and overpowering the staff members who responded, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a tweet.

Cory Booker: President Trump is worse than a racist

CNN - 9 hours 33 min ago
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker tells CNN's Dana Bash that President Donald Trump's use of racist tropes for political gain makes Trump "worse than a racist."
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