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Bush requests no photos at concerts

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 05:08
Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.

Turkish police arrested for spying

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 05:06
At least 25 Turkish police are arrested amid a crackdown on those linked to a corruption inquiry targeting government officials.

The cost of orange juice is too damn high

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-08-19 05:00

One of American’s breakfast staples – orange juice – is disappearing off our breakfast tables. In fact, a Nielsen report this week shows orange juice sales have fallen to their lowest levels since 2002. So what's behind the sagging orange juice sales? Here are some contributing factors to sip on:

Growing Competition

Sales for coffee, pomegranate juice, and sports and energy drinks are up. 

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Bacterial Disease

A bacterial disease that is sometimes called “citrus greening” or “yellow dragon disease” is being spread by an invasive bug from Asia. The USDA reports the orange-tree population has shrunk nearly a quarter since 2003. All this leads analysts to predict the upcoming orange season may be the smallest crop in 50 years. 

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Breakfast is less popular

Studies show we aren’t eating breakfast as much as we have in the past. 

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Plus, it's expensive.

According to Nielsen, a gallon of “OJ” now  goes for about $6.50.

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So, in the near-term, it looks like several forces our driving our breakfast mainstay into a luxury buy.

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: 'Trojan horse' principal on school return

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 04:48
A principal at an academy school in Birmingham, who resigned because she felt under undue pressure from governors, has given a statement after resuming her post.

MP questions BBC's links with police

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 04:46
A former policing minister says the police and the BBC have "serious questions to answer" over a report on a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 04:33

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flareups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.

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Inflation falls more than expected

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 04:09
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.

Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 04:09

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.

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Peak time rail fares rise by 2.5%

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 04:01
Peak time rail fares in Scotland are set to rise by 2.5% next year with off-peak prices frozen, ScotRail has announced.

I won't bite any more, promises Suarez

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:58
Barcelona's Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no more biting incidents.

Man charged over Borneo killings

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:54
A 23-year-old man is charged with murder of two British students earlier this month in Borneo.

VIDEO: Prison violence is 'beyond extreme'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:41
Former gang member, Justin Rollins, told the BBC he struggled with the violence in prison and believes more work should be done to help vulnerable inmates cope behind bars.

Liberian Ebola patients 'found'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:33
Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC.

Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:24

While early reports Tuesday quoted police saying that 31 people had been arrested last night, NBC News says it has more recent data showing 78 arrests.

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Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:20
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.

Driver on phone 'killed cyclist'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:09
A minibus driver who was looking at photographs on his mobile phone hit and killed a cyclist, a court has heard.

India hunger striker 'to be freed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:08
An Indian court orders the release of a human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for 14 years to protest a law granting soldiers sweeping powers.

London drives house price increase

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:06
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Mexico toxic spillage closes schools

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:02
Scores of schools in northern Mexico remain closed almost two weeks after large quantities of sulphuric acid leaked into a river from a copper mine.

PODCAST: Orange Juice down

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:00

It's hardly like World War II or anything, but Americans are increasingly finding ways to go without orange juice. Consumption has fallen to the lowest level since 2002 according to fresh numbers from Nielsen -- we have more on why the breakfast staple is becoming less popular. And as families pack their 18-year-olds for college, they're confronted by the tuition costs. Then there's the cost of text books: one estimate puts the average at $600 for books and materials; another estimate runs twice that. Some students save money by renting or buying textbooks. But others don't get the books at all, which can cause big headaches for the instructors leading their classes. As you've been hearing, two people were shot last night and more than 30 arrested in more confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri. Among the many issues that will be examined is the flow of post-9-11 federal money that critics say has lead to the militarization of American police forces.  And there are calls now for police officers to wear video cameras on the job. But that solution may only lead to more questions.

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