September 24, 2015 5:34 AM EDT


From the Republican presidential race, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The once promising 2016 hopeful had seen his support collapse in the polls amid lackluster debate performances and the rise of real estate mogul Donald Trump. Walker urged more candidates to withdraw “so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative” to Trump.


By a federal judge, that the song “Happy Birthday to You” is in the public domain and not protected by copyright. The ruling invalidated a copyright first filed in 1935 by the Clayton F. Summy Co. The decision means that Warner/Chappell Music, which acquired a Clayton F. Summy Co. successor, can no longer collect royalties for use of the song.


• Poet C.K. Williams, 78, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his book Repair and the National Book Award in 2003 for The Singing.

• Daniel Thompson, 94, who invented the automated bagelmaking machine, bringing the onetime ethnic food to the masses (and changing its recipe and texture in the process). He also invented the folding ping-pong table on wheels.

This appears in the October 05, 2015 issue of TIME.

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