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Clegg : EU not a red line for us

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 01:23
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says he is not in principle opposed to an EU referendum, as other priorities like the NHS would be more important in any post-election deal.

Man shot dead in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 01:21
A man is shot dead in the Markets area near Belfast city centre.

Man jailed for 'hit-and-run' killing

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 01:18
A man who admitted killing an 11-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Glasgow is jailed for 12 years and three months.

HSBC move decision 'in months'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 01:08
HSBC says it will make its decision whether to move its headquarters out of the UK within months rather than years.

World alert over danger 'diet drug'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 01:01
A global alert is issued by Interpol over the "serious and imminent threat" of online diet pills which claimed the life of a Shropshire woman.

One IPO please, and super-size it

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-05-05 01:00
260 percent

This is how much Shake Shack has grown since the burger chain went public in January, according to Reuters. About half a dozen fast-casual restaurant chains have had big IPOs last year. These companies cater to an emerging generation of younger diners who are looking for alternatives to McDonald's.


A poor child growing up in Los Angeles County – where Marketplace is based – can expect to earn that much less by age 26 than the national average. Even the children of one-percenters in LA see a drop, $4,460  less than the national average. What does that mean? Compared to the rest of the country, LA County has very poor economic mobility. A new study out of Harvard finds these drop-offs are not limited to Southern California. The Upshot's report on the study will customize to report on your county, or any county you choose.


That's about how many people Carly Fiorina reportedly laid off while she was head of Hewlett-Packard. Someone registered to remind people of that as Fiorina announced her White House bid Monday. Former CEOs who run for office have a few things going for them – knowledge of the economy, proven experience as a leader and often a conservative record that could attract voters. But being head of a large company also means your record as a job creator – or a job cutter – is out in the open.


That's how many complaints of age discrimination were filed last year, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Fortune notes this number has been increasing since the dot-com boom, and some of that growth may be tied to employers looking to hire so-called "digital natives." The phrase is correlated with age, though some hiring managers defend its use as a quick way of describing strong digital skills.

VIDEO: Live: Ed Miliband rally

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:51
Labour leader Ed Miliband is speaking at an event in Bedfordshire.

Cookey milestone 'will mean so much'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:50
Pamela Cookey says it will be an honour to receive her 100th England cap during the Test series against Trinidad and Tobago.

VIDEO: Koala strays into Australian hospital

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:47
Security cameras at a hospital in Australia capture footage of a koala entering its emergency department.

How vulnerable would new UK government be to Grexit?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:34
The first job of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer may be to witness Greece saying its goodbyes to the euro.

The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:33

One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.

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Santa Barbara Leads California In Cutting Water Use

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:31

California officials are finalizing a mandatory plan to cut water use across the state. Cities looking for a road map on how to save water might consider Santa Barbara's example.

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Teens Say California Drought Makes Tap Water Taste Funky

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:30

A firsthand look at how the historic drought is affecting local teens' quest to quench their thirsts.

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IS claims US Prophet cartoon attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:28
Islamic State group says it was behind attack on Dallas Prophet Muhammad cartoon event in which two gunmen died.

Big whales have stretchy nerves

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:26
Scientists discover one of the secrets of how the world’s biggest whales engulf their own weight in water and food: the nerves in their big jaws are incredibly stretchy.

Burundi judge 'flees death threats'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:18
One of Burundi's most senior judges, who was expected to decide on the legality of the president's third-term bid, reportedly leaves the country.

Plans submitted for BBC Wales HQ

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 00:04
A planning application for up to 400 homes on the site of BBC Wales' Cardiff headquarters is submitted to the city council.

Voters' trust remains elusive in final days

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 23:57
The main parties are struggling to gain a decisive advantage as the final week of the campaign begins, says Gavin Hewitt.

UBS in 'advanced' forex probe talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 23:49
UBS says it is in "advanced talks" with the US Department of Justice to settle allegations that it attempted to rig foreign exchange markets.

Woman dies after rock-face plunge

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 23:45
A woman dies after falling 60ft (18m) from a rock face in Cumbria's Lake District.