National / International News

Mayweather 'no longer enjoys boxing'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 01:39
Unbeaten world champion Floyd Mayweather says he will fight just one more time after next month's clash with Manny Pacquiao.

Father admits killing teenage son

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 01:14
A father admits killing his 13-year-old son at a house in Cumbria.

Inquiry into 'IRA informer' murders

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 01:14
Northern Ireland's police watchdog is carrying out a major investigation into claims that British security forces failed to stop a number of IRA murders during the Troubles.

Size of UK oil find as yet unproven

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 01:05
The company which announced a "significant" oil find near Gatwick airport last week now says its tests were not "sufficient to comment" on the potential size of the whole field.

Raonic/Kyrgios set for Queen's Club

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 01:00
Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic and teenager Nick Kyrgios make their Aegon Championships debuts at Queen's Club in June.

I'm a Barbie girl, in an Instagram world

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-15 01:00
7 percent

That's China's latest growth rate. The numbers cover January to March, and annualized it's down from previous growth rates. While that's magnificent by U.S. standards, it's a lackluster figure for China, which has to keep creating jobs for people pulled into the economy from the hinterlands.

700,000 followers

That's how many followers (and counting) Barbie (yes, the doll) has on Instagram. @BarbieStyle is meticulously managed by vice president of design Kim Culmone, director of design Robert Best, and the main creative thinker for the account Zlatan Zukanovic. Modeled after popular style blog Instagram accounts, Barbie's photos include selfies, closeups of accessories, and outfit of the day shots. Racked has the origin story of what it's like to photograph a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world.

2.9 billion miles

That's about how many miles NASA's New Horizons probe has traveled thus far on its journey to Pluto. When it does reach the dwarf planet in July, it will be the first time a spacecraft will have visited. In the meantime, VOX has the first color photos sent back from the probe.

225th

This month marks the 225th anniversary of the Patent Act, celebrated by the patents and trademarks industry nationwide. In honor of this landmark, Marketplace Morning Report talked with Michelle Lee, newly confirmed director of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. The former Google attorney prefers the term "abusive litigation" to instead of "patent trolls." She also talked about how women in STEM field can encourage innovation for companies and society. 

11:59:59PM

This is your income tax deadline today...unless you filed for an extension. Turns out, it's a popular course of action. Listen to our resident explainer Paddy Hirsh on why we have a nation of procrastinators here in the U.S. 

25 percent

That's the percentage of part-time college faculty that receive public assistance. And as Slate points out, that's a lot of highly educated individuals—most hold Ph.D degrees and Master's degrees—needing help to provide for themselves and their families.

VIDEO: Live: Lib Dems' manifesto launch

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 00:58
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is unveiling the Party's 2015 General Election manifesto.

Voters sent duplicate polling cards

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 00:53
Voters in a marginal seat are sent duplicate polling cards, raising the potential for electoral fraud at the general election.

Man held by counter terrorism police

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 00:31
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences in Birmingham, police say.

VIDEO: Bergen-Belsen liberated 70 years ago

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 00:28
British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany 70 years ago. Graham Satchell has been speaking to one of the survivors.

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