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A&E inspectors had to intervene

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:24
Hospital inspectors had to intervene to stop two patients on trolleys in a corridor colliding at a "severely overcrowded" A&E, a report reveals.

Deliver thy neighbor's Amazon order

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:17
3.5 million

That's how many packages Amazon ships every day, and shipping costs grew by almost a third last year. It makes sense that the company is looking at new ways to ship, and sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning its own sort of TaskRabbit or Postmates service, asking customers to deliver packages from retail stores to each other.

$80 billion

That's what power outages cost the U.S. in lost work. Like a lot of American infrastructure, the electrical grid is a marvel, but it's showing its age. It's susceptible to outages from severe weather, and those outages last longer than they do in other countries.


That's how low Etsy's share price has hit since its IPO in April, falling by more than half. With the company now a decade old and in precarious new territory, we sat down with CEO Chad Dickerson to check in.

5.5 years

That's how many year's worth of wages it would take U.S. service workers to afford a home, on average— more than double the recommended 2.6 years. That's according to a new analysis from the Martin Prosperity Institute as reported by CityLab. In parts of Silicon Valley, it would take them up to 20 years to afford a home. In all, the report only found two metropolitan areas were homes were within reach of service workers: Anderson, Indiana, and Saginaw, Michigan.


The year Alexander Hamilton become the country's first Treasury secretary at 34, creating America's first central bank, tax system and so on from scratch. That comes from Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, who's Politico op-ed says making Hamilton share the $10 bill with a woman instead of replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 would be "correct[ing] one historic injustice by committing another."

Charleston shooting opens old wounds

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:11
Black churches played a central role in the civil-rights struggle

Eton plans online lessons for China

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:59
Eton College is going to launch online tutorials for schools in China.

The women who science forgot

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:58
Many female scientists in the past were not given credit for their achievements - here are just a few of them.

Have Israel-US relations reached a new low?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:51
These are turbulent times for the relationship between Israel and its closest ally, says Jonathan Marcus.

Emergency summit called over Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:37
Leaders from eurozone nations are to hold an emergency summit on Monday after the latest attempts to resolve the Greek debt crisis failed.

How did the Turin Shroud get its image?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:30
How does the Turin Shroud come to bear a man's image?

Greece on brink and extremism warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:25
Greece seemingly heading towards the abyss and a speech by David Cameron on extremism make the front page headlines.

Here's Why The Grass Isn't Greener At This Year's U.S. Open

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:19

The Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington State is almost all drought-resistant fescue grass, which is supposed to be brown in hot months.

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PM warns of 'quietly condoning' IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:18
Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to warn of the dangers posed by those who "quietly condone" Islamic State militants' extremist ideology.

'Flattered' Kane happy at Tottenham

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:14
Harry Kane says he is flattered by Manchester United's interest but adds he intends to start the new season at Spurs.

More Oxbridge graduates teaching

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:13
The number of Oxbridge graduates teaching in state schools has doubled in the past 12 years, a report says.

CBI head calls for scrapping of GCSEs

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:07
The head of the CBI says a date must be set in the next five years to scrap GCSEs and introduce an exam system with equal status for vocational subjects.

'New deal' if GPs open seven days

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:06
The government is promising a "new deal" for GPs - if they sign up to seven-day opening.

Norway paper stokes England rivalry

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:04
Norwegian paper VG Sporten starts the Norway v England Women's World Cup build-up by referencing a famous 1981 commentary.

The man who can't stop making money

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:00
How Neil Woodford grows investors' money so quickly

What's it like to work in a factory?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:00
What's it like making the goods we consume?

Africa discovers the power of crowdfunding

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:00
Africa discovers the financial muscle of the crowd

Fake online reviews prompt probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:00
Businesses are ambushing rivals with fake reviews and customers are reportedly using the threat of online criticism to win discounts, research finds.