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Dowsett wants to regain hour record

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:42
Britain's Alex Dowsett says he will aim to regain the hour record after it was broken by Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Frampton fights Mexican in US debut

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:41
Carl Frampton will defend his IBF super-bantamweight title against Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Junior in Texas on 18 July.

After Spending Millions On Communications, Homeland Security Fails Radio Test

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:37

The department has spent millions of dollars so first-responders from different agencies can communicate with one another. The Office of the Inspector General reports there's still a lot of static.

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'Suitcase boy' reunited with mother

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:35
An eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast who was found being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase is reunited with his mother.

NASA Sends 'Flying Saucer' On Its Way To 120,000 Feet Above Earth

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:34

A giant balloon is carrying the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator to an altitude of 120,000 feet. Then it'll go even higher before heading back down.

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Double-decker bus fire on motorway

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:30
A fire on board a double-decker bus causes long delays on the M22 motorway in County Antrim

VIDEO: Helium balloon launched to test landings

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:28
Nasa has launched a helium balloon to test possible landing systems for future flights to Mars.

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.