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New Airline Survey Gives Virgin America Top Rating

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 07:21

It's the carrier's second consecutive year at the top of the annual Air Quality Rating report, with JetBlue coming in second. Overall consumer complaints dropped 15 percent last year from 2012.

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Rio Olympics remains Halsall's focus

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 07:19
Francesca Halsall says the Rio 2016 Olympics remains her priority as she prepares for this week's British Championships.

Aggression from video games studied

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 07:15
Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Moment 'people's republic declared'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 07:10
Pro-Russian protesters who seized the regional government building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk are reported to have declared a "people's republic".

India begins giant general election

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 07:04
Indians vote in the first phase of a general election which pits the governing Congress party against the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition.

On Stand, A Weeping Pistorius Apologizes To Girlfriend's Family

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:56

An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down soon after taking the witness stand at his murder trial Monday, saying he has nightmares about the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:51
Liverpool rival Chelsea for Benfica star, Hammers and Tigers track Muntari, English giants target Spain defender, plus more

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:41

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.

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PODCAST: Tech bubble bursting?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:36

At the end of the first week of April, tech stocks had their worst day in two months with the technology-suffused Nasdaq Composite Index falling 2.6 percent. In early trading in the next week, they aren't doing much better. Carl Riccadonna is Senior U.S. Economist at Deutsche Bank Securities, and joined us to discuss,

President Barack Obama is expected to issue two executive orders this week, in an effort to close the pay gap between men and women. The first would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against workers who talk about how much they are paid. The second would require federal contractors to give the government pay information broken down by race and gender. But it is unclear exactly how these orders will be meaningful.

The University of Baltimore is like a lot of urban, public campuses. Most students here work, and more than half need to take remedial courses. That's partly why just 12 to 15 percent of students graduate in four years. So starting in the fall, the University of Baltimore will offer new freshmen a deal. If they finish in four years, the last semester's tuition is on the house.

TV stars back Max Clifford in trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:27
A television presenter tells Max Clifford's indecent assault trial she "never" saw women leave his office in distress when she worked for him.

Global dip in renewables investment

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:25
Global investment in renewables fell during 2013, but the percentage of the world’s electricity generated by renewable sources continued to increase, a report shows.

'More bee deaths' in northern Europe

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:17
A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.

Agoraphobic benefits cheat guilty

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:13
A woman who travelled the world but told officials she was an agoraphobic has been found guilty of falsely claiming almost £50,000 in benefits.

'No choice' but to sack Hughton

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 06:02
Norwich City chief executive David McNally says the Premier League strugglers had to sack manager Chris Hughton.

Victims facing 'unacceptable ordeal'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 05:47
Victims of personal or sexual violence in England and Wales face an unacceptable ordeal in the courtroom if their case ever gets to trial, a former chief prosecutor claims.

The controversy over which way a child seat faces

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 05:39
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge courted controversy in New Zealand after they used a forward-facing baby seat. Are they unsafe, asks Tom de Castella.

Signal 'Just Like' Emergency Beacon Detected In Search For Flight 370

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 05:28

Calling it the "most promising lead" so far, the leader of the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner says ships have again detected a signal used by "black box" beacons.

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Polish MP 'living like migrant' in UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 05:09
A Polish MP is living on a low budget and searching for a job in London as he seeks to understand why so many young Poles leave the country for the UK.

Coulthard column: F1 the winner in Mercedes rivalry

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 05:06
David Coulthard praises Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's battle - and says the Briton is arguably the best driver in Formula 1

Family 'devastated' after shooting

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 05:03
A mother says she and her family are "devastated" following the death of her 32-year-old son in a shooting in South Africa.
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