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Met chief apology over 'Plebgate' PC

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:33
Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has met MP Andrew Mitchell to apologise for one of his officers' roles in the "Plebgate" affair

Car chase ex-officer wins damages

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:29
A former police officer whose videoed arrest of a pensioner after a car chase was leaked and shown on the internet wins £430,000 damages for constructive dismissal.

VIDEO: Officer unrepentant over video pay out

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:26
A former Gwent PC whose arrest of a pensioner was videoed and shown on the internet is awarded at least £430,000 damages after winning a case for constructive dismissal.

Top secret drone makes first flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:09
A top secret unmanned drone, said to be the most advanced aircraft ever built in the UK, carries out its first successful test flights.

Pietersen - the unanswered questions

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:07
Claims and counter-claims about Kevin Pietersen's England exit have left cricket fans confused - BBC Sport looks at the questions that remain

An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:05

Many scientists have been trying to create neural implants that will let amputees regain a sense of touch and control. One version has let a Danish man feel the texture of things he's touching. But it's an experimental model that's not yet ready for use outside the laboratory.

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Prior dismisses Piers Morgan claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:56
Matt Prior dismisses claims by Piers Morgan that he openly criticised former England coach Andy Flower during the Ashes.

Hoffman body tests 'inconclusive'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:54
Tests on the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman are inconclusive, the New York city medical examiner says.

Nigeria oil money 'not missing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:52
Nigeria's state oil firm denies an allegation by the central bank chief that it has failed to account for at least $20bn (£12.2bn) of oil revenues.

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:52

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.

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Flowers withdraws from Leeds bidding

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:44
Businessman Andrew Flowers pulls out of the bidding to buy Leeds United, leaving Italian Massimo Cellino closer to a takeover.

Ten hurt as gas blast flattens homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:34
Ten people are injured in a gas explosion that "flattened" two houses on a street in Clacton, Essex.

In Pakistan, Another Bhutto Joins The Risky Family Business

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:33

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a coming out party of sorts over the weekend. At 25, he belongs to the next generation of Bhuttos, the family that has dominated the country's politics for decades. And in an interview, he says he does not fear the turbulent politics that claimed the life of his mother and grandfather.

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Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:27
Luxury car maker Aston Martin recalls more than 17,000 cars because of a counterfeit part.

Say 'meow' to the newest Monopoly piece

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:26

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Thursday:  

  • In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on International Trade for December.
  • Chain stores are slated to report January sales data.
  • And if you’ve acquired the board game Monopoly recently, you may have noticed that the iron token is no longer a game piece. Hasbro announced its replacement by a cat token one year ago. Really, what’s likely to bankrupt you faster? Vet bills or pressed clothes?

Beckham to launch MLS team in Miami

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:24
Former England captain David Beckham announces his plans to launch a new Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise.

Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:20

Even people with good memories can have a hard time remembering the past accurately. That may be because the brain is constantly editing memories,updating them with current information. This may make good evolutionary sense. But it also means that some of your cherished memories may be wrong.

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White House Says There Are No Plans To Bail Out Puerto Rico

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:13

The island's credit rating was pushed to junk territory on Tuesday. The downgrade could affect Puerto Rico's bond offerings.

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Armed robber holds family hostage

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:12
A family is held hostage at gunpoint after a robber, disguised as a postman, tricks his way into their home in Belfast.

Rodgers backs Swansea over Laudrup

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:11
Brendan Rodgers says his former club Swansea have a history of "correct decisions" after the sacking of manager Michael Laudrup.

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