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Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:42

Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.

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Savile NHS victims aged five to 75

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:40
Ex-BBC DJ Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged five to 75 in NHS hospitals over decades of unrestricted access, investigators find.

Law graduate jailed for rape lies

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:37
A law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of rape as an excuse for failing her legal exams is jailed.

Ebola's Surge Requires 'Drastic Action' To Stop

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:29

Cases of Ebola continue to mount in West Africa in the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded. Public health officials are concerned the viral disease could spread farther.

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Man Utd confirm Herrera signing

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:26
Manchester United confirm the signing of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

FIFA: Unsanctioned underwear is "incidental exposure"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:26

Three items from the 2014 FIFA World Cup caught our eye on Thursday.

1. The U.S. men's national soccer team lost to Germany, yet still advanced to the next round of the tournament.

2. Uruguay's Luis Suarez is gone for the rest of this year's World Cup and has been banned for four months for his bizarre biting incident.

3. And finally, Brazil's star player Neymar whipped off his shirt after a game earlier this week revealing some colorful undershorts. Unsanctioned underwear, apparently. Brazilian media report the underwear did not come courtesy of the Brazilian team's sponsor, Nike, or FIFA's  official sponsor, Adidas, but from a design house called Blue Man, which sent a pair to everyone on the team. 

John Horan, the publisher of Sporting Goods Intelligence, says sponsors spend millions of money in exchange for brand visibility at sporting events. And sports associations are zealous about making sure players wear sanctioned clothing and equipment.

"They've all been read the riot act about this stuff," Horan says.

A couple years ago, a Danish soccer player also caught flak for flashing non-sanctioned undies at a match. He got fined more than $100,000.

Reports swirled that FIFA, the World Cup's governing body, is conducting an investigation into Neymar's underwear reveal. But in an email, a spokesman waved off the matter, saying the organization "is not in a position to provide detailed individual feedback on every potential ambush marketing incident."

It regards Neymar's slip as "incidental exposure."

Unsanctioned underwear: the new wardrobe malfunction?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:26

Three items from the 2014 FIFA World Cup caught our eye on Thursday.

1. The U.S. men's national soccer team lost to Germany, yet still advanced to the next round of the tournament.

2. Uruguay's Luis Suarez is gone for the rest of this year's World Cup and has been banned for four months for his bizarre biting incident.

3. And finally, Brazil's star player Neymar whipped off his shirt after a game earlier this week revealing some colorful undershorts. Unsanctioned underwear, apparently. Brazilian media report the underwear did not come courtesy of the Brazilian team's sponsor, Nike, or FIFA's  official sponsor, Adidas, but from a design house called Blue Man, which sent a pair to everyone on the team.

Battling Watson loses to Kerber

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:19
British number one Heather Watson loses in three sets to German ninth seed Angelique Kerber in round two at Wimbledon.

Global summit raises £16.8bn

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:17
An international education summit raises an extra £16.8bn for education in some of the world's poorest countries.

CCTV operator guilty of voyeurism

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:07
A CCTV operator is found guilty of repeatedly watching a woman in north Belfast with a police camera.

Why Suarez's ban may be the final straw for Liverpool

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:03
Luis Suarez may feel hard done by, but Fifa had to take a stand, says Phil McNulty. But what now for the Liverpool striker?

Police 'failures' over custody death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:58
The death of a man in police custody after he was ejected from a nightclub in 2003 is partly blamed on failures by two police officers who arrested him, an inquest finds.

Cameron and EU: Defeat and then what?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:45
PM prepared for "long campaign" as he faces defeat over Juncker

New city maternity and cancer units

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:44
A new maternity unit and cancer centre are to be built at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, it is announced.

Woman dead in flat for six years

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:35
A woman in her seventies is found dead in her ground floor flat in Bournemouth, six years after she died.

VIDEO: Rebekah Brooks: I am innocent

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:21
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks and husband Charlie make statement after being cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial.

Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:12

For many Hispanics cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.

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New deal on farm payments announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:12
A new deal on farm payments and rural development has been endorsed by the Stormont Executive, it is announced.

Banksy artwork 'will be removed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:06
A Banksy artwork in Cheltenham will be removed before being auctioned for up to £1m, the firm that put up scaffolding around it says.

U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 08:06

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

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