National / International News

Girl, 4, among Bath truck crash dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:44
A four-year-old girl walking with her grandmother was among the four people killed in a tipper truck crash in Bath on Monday.

Spider-Man swings into Marvel films

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:36
Web-slinging superhero Spider-Man is going to appear in Marvel's cinematic universe after Sony reaches a deal with Disney.

Rent-to-own customers 'ripped off'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:35
Hundreds of thousands of customers who buy household goods though rent-to-own schemes are being "ripped off", a group of MPs has concluded

North should not have stayed on

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:30
Rugby's governing body says George North should have been taken off after a clash of heads in the Wales v England match.

Heinz catches up to modern tastes

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:30
1/3 of jobs

The Labor Department releases its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey on Tuesday, otherwise known as JOLTS. The report provides economists a look into the current state of the job market. After the recession, job creation was mostly focused on high-paying and low-paying employment. But now some economists are saying that middle-paying jobs are having a moment, with about 1/3 of new jobs in that sector.

$7.99 a month

That's how much Netflix will charge for its services in Cuba (the same as its price in the U.S.). As reported by Tech Crunch, the streaming video company announced it will offer service to Cuban customers starting Tuesday. But as Quartz points out, the move is largely symbolic, as less than 5 percent of the population has internet access, and the monthly subscription fee is nearly half the average salary in Cuba.


That's the percentage increase Twitter has seen in government requests for information since its last report in July. As reported by the BBC, Twitter reports receiving 2,871 requests from around the world, and has fulfilled a little over half of them. The U.S. government was the most frequent requester; hundreds came in from Turkey as well.

$975 million

That's how much China has fined chip maker Qualcomm for violating its laws to curb monopolization, as announced Monday. As reported by the New York Times, regulators in China defended the fine on Tuesday, saying that the large amount is meant to "restore market competitiveness."


Heinz is catching up to popular taste with the newly-released Sriracha-flavored Ketchup. The suggested retail price for the standard 14-ounce bottle is $2.69.

VIDEO: Shops whip up Fifty Shades profits

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:28
Along with pre-booked cinema tickets, several other business appear to be cashing in on the release of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Man Utd 'happy' with style of play

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:25
Manchester United winger Ashley Young defends the club's tactics after criticism from West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.

Assange 'drains' Met Police money

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:11
Security costs for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange are to be reviewed, says Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:07

Even though a disease like measles can spread easily through a workplace, employers often are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. Hospitals are one big exception.

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Scotland beat Ireland in warm-up

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:04
Scotland shock Ireland with a thumping 179-run victory in their World Cup warm-up match in Sydney.

Who, what, why: How do airbags protect against avalanches?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:04
How do airbags protect skiers from being buried?

Tesco 'bounces back from tough year'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:56
The UK's largest supermarket sees sales growth for the first time in a year, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Niger approves anti-Boko Haram force

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:45
Niger's parliament votes to send troops to Nigeria to join the fight against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, as the conflict spreads across borders.

UK prisoner voting rights 'breached'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:39
The rights of 1,015 UK prisoners were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections, the European Court of Human Rights rules.

Advice: No alcohol safe in pregnancy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:29
Women who are trying for a baby and those in the first three months of pregnancy should not drink any alcohol, updated guidelines say.

Probe into Lynette corruption trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:22
The solicitor for one of three men wrongly convicted of killing a Cardiff prostitute said an inquiry into the collapse of the UK's biggest police corruption trial would focus on the "reasons for the collapse".

Charge over phone and laptop video

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:09
A man is charged over a video showing a motorist in Aberdeen allegedly driving with headphones on, using a handheld mobile phone and with a laptop on.

In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:00

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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Hospital maternity care concerns

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:59
Consultant-led maternity care could be withdrawn from a north Wales hospital for a year due to recruitment problems, warn local politicians.

Grammy audience falls three million

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:56
Sam Smith's Grammy victory was seen by 25.3 million people in the US, the ceremony's smallest audience since 2009.