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Apple is officially in the business of music streaming

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:26

Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off Monday in San Francisco. The conference hosts developers for a preview of what's to come in software for Apple products. But it's also, often, a place for Apple to announce new products and initiatives.

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a keynote address where he announced, among other things, a new music streaming and Internet radio service called Apple Music. The service is coming later this month.

"The company was basically talking about different ways that this service will function," says Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson. "One is Beats 1, which is this sort of 24/7 streaming radio service that is put together by DJs in LA, New York, and in London."

Apple Music will be available for $9.99 per month, or $14.99 a month for the family plan, which lets users share Apple Music with up to five other people. 

VIDEO: Sicily migrant homes 'like a dump'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:21
Clive Myrie has been finding out what happens to migrants once they they have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and taken to Italy.

Sweet source for aviation biofuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:20
Researchers identify a novel way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:08

A Philadelphia health insurance company analyzes its clients' health data and other factors to find the frailest and assign them health coaches. That may improve health, but is it a breach of privacy?

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Bees descend on city centre pub

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:03
A Cardiff city centre bar closes its beer garden for several hours after "thousands" of bees "descended from nowhere".

Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge To S.F. Gun Rules

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:03

The case centered on a law requiring residents to keep handguns under lock and key or to use trigger locks when not carrying their weapons. Another measure bans the sale of hollow-point bullets.

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Reds need proven striker - Aldridge

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:00
Liverpool need to sign a "big marquee" striker despite buying Danny Ings, according to ex-Reds forward John Aldridge.

For Afghan Women Mountaineers, Uphill Battles Begin Before The Climb

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:58

Scaling Afghanistan's tallest mountain will be difficult enough. But Afghan female climbers and their American guides also face civil war, red tape and cultural taboos.

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VIDEO: Warner investigated over Haiti money

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:55
The BBC can reveal that the former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has been investigated by US prosecutors over the disappearance of money meant for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Apple Pay comes to the UK in July

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:26
Apple has revealed that its digital wallet service Apple Pay will be launched in the UK next month.

VIDEO: McKellen gets star on Wigan walk of fame

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:26
Actor Sir Ian McKellen spoke to the BBC about being honoured with a star on Wigan's own walk of fame.

Georgia's Giant Clay Pots Hold An 8,000-Year-Old Secret To Great Wine

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:14

Making ancient Georgian wine is pretty uncomplicated: Toss grapes into a huge, egg-shaped pot, bury it, walk away. What comes out is an orange wine with a deep tannin flavor prized around the world.

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Ronaldo's mother 'had cash seized'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:09
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's mother was stopped last month from returning to Portugal with €55,000 in her handbag, El Mundo newspaper reports.

Big air to debut at 2018 Winter Games

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:08
Four events are added to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, including snowboard big air.

France women v England women

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:01
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Women's World Cup game between France and England.

Texas Pool Party Update: Teens And Residents Speak Out

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 10:01

A teenage girl who was forced to the ground and briefly detained is black; she was grabbed by McKinney Police Cpl. Eric Casebolt, a white officer who also briefly pulled out his gun.

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This Past May Was Wettest Month On Record, Says NOAA

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 09:44

On average, the contiguous United States received 4.36 inches of rain in May. That's 1.45 inches above average and the most since record-keeping began 121 years ago.

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Italy leaders feud over migrants

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 09:41
Italy's government criticises leaders in the north of the country for their refusal to host any more migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.

Kennedy funeral to be held on Friday

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 09:28
The funeral of former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy will take place on Friday, his family has said.

Lord Prescott banned for speeding

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 09:17
The former deputy prime minister is banned from driving for six months after accumulating 12 penalty points when he was caught speeding in his Jaguar.