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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:38

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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The great balloon riot of 1864

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:35
The bizarre story of Britain's first balloon riot

Cameron cautious over Iraqi strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:31
The PM's approach to further military action in Iraq

Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:02

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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Yemeni soldiers die in bus ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:38
Suspected al-Qaeda militants abduct and kill at least 14 soldiers returning home from duty in east Yemen, officials and eyewitnesses say.

Exhibition honours 'legend' Mercer

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:21
An exhibition opens honouring former Manchester City and England manager Joe Mercer, with items including a metal plate and screws from his leg.

Reagan aide Brady death 'a homicide'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:19
The death of ex-Ronald Reagan aide James Brady is ruled a homicide, 33 years after he was wounded in an assassination attempt, police say.

In search of the perfect Full English

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:17
In search of the perfect Full English breakfast

Cyclists gear up for 100-mile race

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:15
More than 24,000 cyclists are gearing up to ride 100 miles (160.9 km) through London and Surrey at the RideLondon event.

When New York was graffiti central

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:11
When New York was famous for being covered with graffiti

Diner offers prayer discount

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:06
How a US cafe's 15% 'prayer discount' sparked an internet row

VIDEO: Amazon under threat by illegal mining

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:04
A surge in illegal gold mining has destroyed vast areas of the Amazon forest in Brazil.

Government reveals green plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:04
The Scottish government is to publish a report which, it says, highlights the environmental benefits of independence.

VIDEO: Loom bands craze 'inspiring art'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:48
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith investigated whether loom bands are inspiring artists and fashion designers.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:47

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:33

His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report.

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VIDEO: Gaza air strikes and rocket attacks resume

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:04
Israel launches air strikes into Gaza after Palestinian rockets are fired at the end of a three-day truce.

'Sketchy' app sparks racism row

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:02
A new app called SketchFactor, which uses crowd-sourced data to alert users to 'sketchy' areas, is in hot water after some accuse it of being racist.

Argentine 'stolen grandson' speaks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:02
An Argentine musician who was taken from his parents during military rule speaks of his joy of being reunited with his grandmother, a top campaigner.

Forster on brink of Southampton move

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:57
Fraser Forster is on the verge of joining Southampton after they agreed a fee of £10m with Scottish champions Celtic.

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