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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:36

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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Labour to 'remove' bad energy firms

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:35
Labour pledges to give a new regulator the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.

A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:34

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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DOJ Ordered To Turn Over List Of Fast And Furious Documents

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:30

A federal judge told the Justice Department to provide Congress with a log of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.

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VIDEO: Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:59
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best-known presenters, dies after a long illness.

Ward wins in US Open qualifying

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:54
James Ward is the sole British survivor in US Open qualifying after a straight sets first-round win in New York.

One Briton a fortnight helped to die

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:47
An average of around one person per fortnight travels from the UK to Switzerland to receive help to take their own life, a new study suggests.

Rescued dinghy sailor, 63, dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:46
A sailor dies after getting into difficulty in his dinghy off the Pembrokeshire coast.

VIDEO: Foley parents 'haunted' by killing

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:33
The parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by Islamic State militants, have spoken to journalists about their loss.

Flood risk reduces for 6,500 homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:19
Spending on flood defences is reducing the risk to thousands of properties although 21,000 are still at high risk in Wales, says a new report.

Obituary: Albert Reynolds

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:04
The self-made businessman who became Ireland's eighth PM

Man and woman die in A980 crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:48
A man and a woman die in a crash involving a Land Rover and a van on the Torphins to Banchory road in Aberdeenshire.

VIDEO: Search through mud for Japan survivors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:44
The number of people in Japan known to have been killed in landslides, triggered by torrential rain, has risen to 39.

VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:37
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:32

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:14
Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

No sentence review in cruelty cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:13
The Director of Public Prosecutions says he is powerless to refer sentences handed down in an animal cruelty case for review to the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Funeral 'to celebrate' MH17 victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:59
The father of Liam Sweeney, who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster in Ukraine, says his son's funeral will be a celebration of his life.

Jihadist 'manhunt' on front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:44
The hunt for a jihadist, believed to be British, who was filmed beheading American journalist James Foley in Syria dominates front pages.

Hospital given 'must improve' rating

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:36
Emergency and end-of-life care need to be improved at the North Middlesex University Hospital, the health watchdog says.
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