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UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:44
A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

VIDEO: What can you do in a green phone box?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:43
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

De Silvestro F1 race bid breaks down

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:41
Sauber end their programme to make Simona De Silvestro the first woman to race in Formula 1 for nearly 40 years.

Officials: 100 'Potential Contacts' Linked To Dallas Ebola Patient

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:39

Texas health officials say that "out of an abundance of caution, we're starting with this very wide net."

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California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:30

Did your local farmer really grow that heirloom apple he just sold you? California wants to know, so it's sending more inspectors out to make sure the produce sold at markets is really local.

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VIDEO: Dog saved from tar pool in India

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:28
A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.

UK urges decisive action on Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:23
The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.

No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:19
England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.

AUDIO: Horowitz to build on unseen Bond works

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:06
Alex Rider series author Anthony Horowitz says is using previously unseen Fleming material as a "springboard" for his new Bond novel.

Minister sorry for 'queers' retweet

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:54
A Conservative minister apologises for sharing a poem on Twitter which suggested the Labour Party was "full of queers".

Raid CCTV shows 'flying' cash machine

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:41
Dramatic footage is released showing thieves stealing a cash machine before their vehicle is rammed and stopped by a police car.

VIDEO: How is Dallas reacting to Ebola?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:30
People in Dallas, Texas, give their reaction to the news that the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the US was admitted to hospital in their city.

Alonso not ruling out Ferrari exit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:20
Fernando Alonso has refused to rule out leaving F1 giants Ferrari before the end of his contract, which runs until 2016.

Can NBC's New Tiger Lily Overcome The Character's History?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:14

Alanna Saunders, the actress cast to play Tiger Lily in NBC's forthcoming production of PeterPan, has Native American ancestry, one of many points of contention in previous castings.

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Sarkozy bid divides Chirac couple

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:05
The prospect of Nicolas Sarkozy returning as French presidency candidate in 2017 splits opinion between ex-President Jacques Chirac and his wife.

VIDEO: Ebola 'horror and misery must end'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:02
British nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone but recovered, has called for action to stop the "horror and the misery" that he witnessed.

Bank of America gets back to normal... with a twist

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:00

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is getting another title: chairman of the board. 

This is Bank of America’s way of saying, "Hey, we’re back to business as usual." It’s unusual for a bank’s CEO to not also be its chairman. 

During the financial crisis, CEOs of the biggest banks were stripped of the chairman title when shareholders didn’t like the way they handled the crisis. 

In 2009, Bank of America shareholders voted to take the chairman role away from then-CEO Ken Lewis. They were punishing him for his decision to acquire Merrill Lynch at the height of the crisis, and then give bank executives huge bonuses. 

But there’s going to be somebody looking over Moynihan’s shoulder. 

Jack Bovender will become the bank’s lead independent director. The bank’s press release announcing Moynihan’s promotion describes Bovender’s role in great detail. He’ll approve information sent to the board, and he will plan the board’s agenda with Moynihan. 

So, it’s back to normal, with a few checks and balances.

 

 

 

 

Bank of America gets back to normal...with a twist

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:00

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is getting another title: chairman of the board. 

This is Bank of America’s way of saying: hey, we’re back to business as usual—It’s unusual for a bank’s CEO to not also be its chairman. 

During the financial crisis, CEOs of the biggest banks were stripped of the chairman title when shareholders didn’t like the way they handled the crisis. 

In 2009, Bank of America shareholders voted to take the chairman role away from then CEO Ken Lewis. They were punishing him for his decision to acquire Merrill Lynch at the height of the crisis, and then give bank executives huge bonuses. 

But there’s going to be somebody looking over Moynihan’s shoulder. 

Jack Bovender will become the bank’s lead independent director. The bank’s press release announcing Moynihan’s promotion describes Bovender’s role in great detail. He’ll approve information sent to the board, and he will plan the board’s agenda with Moynihan. 

So, it’s back to normal, with a few checks and balances.

 

 

 

 

Angry Birds maker to cut 130 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:53
The Finnish maker of hit mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, accounting for 16% of its workforce.

AUDIO: Council sent girl home to rapist father

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:49
A girl who was taken into care after being raped by her father, was sent back to live with him by her local council.
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