NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – FEBRUARY 4 2016


(FOX) Martin Shkreli is the former pharmaceutical executive who now stands trial for raising the price of a once cheap life-saving pill to $750. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right with almost all of the questions presented to him by the House Oversight Committee. He was often seen rolling his eyes or smirking at the questions, which some media outlets have called signs of disrespect and contempt for the law. His lawyer Ben Brafman chalks it up as a result of nervous energy. The medication in question here is Daraprim, which is the only approved drug for a rare and sometimes deadly parasitic infection that has been used to treat AIDS patients and some cancer patients.

(CNN) A jury has ordered Apple to pay $626 million in damages after finding that iMessage, FaceTime and other Apple software infringed in another company’s patents. In a case that has been bouncing around the court system since 2012, VirnetX accused Apple of violating four of its patents, which mostly involve methods for real-time communication over the internet. In 2012, a jury had found Apple guilty of violating the same patents and they ordered the company to pay VirnetX $368 million. Apple appealed and won on a technicality after VirnetX failed to prove that consumers were buying iPads and other gadgets because of the software that violated VirnetX’s patents.

(NBC) Matt LeBlanc is best known for playing the role of Joey Tribbiani in Friends and he will now be hosting the car show Top Gear after the ousting of Jeremy Clarkson. LeBlanc earned the fastest lap ever in 2012 for the show segment “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.” At 48-years old, Matt LeBlanc will be the first non-British host in the show’s 39-year run, which has an audience spanning 350 million viewers.

Tune in at noon every weekday to KCWU’s News Central to catch your daily national headlines, as well as local, entertainment, technology, political, and sports news.

-Tim Mitchell – Assistant News Director

#NewsCentral

0 views

Home | DJs | Events & Contests | Volunteer With Us | Supporters | Sponsor The 'Burg | Contact Us | Event Requests | FAQ | Our Mission

88.1 The 'Burg KCWU-FM | 400 E University Way, Room 120 Ellensburg, WA 98926 | (509) 963-2283

Public Inspection File | Nicholas Elliott | Nicholas.Elliott@cwu.edu | (509) 963-3388

AA/EEO/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer

  • Snapchat Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon