National / International News

Safety box jewel raid 'worth £200m'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 01:08
Jewellery stolen in a raid at a vault in London's Hatton Garden "could be worth £200m", a former Scotland Yard commander believes.

Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 01:03

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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Payout over cyclist pothole death

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 01:01
The widow of a charity cyclist from Somerset who died when he hit a pothole on his bike receives a six-figure payout from a council.

Mother attacked while out with son

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 01:00
A mother out walking with her young son and two dogs has been attacked in a wood in West Lothian.

How much is that MBA paying off

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-08 01:00
$69 billion

 That's how much Royal Dutch Shell is paying for another huge natural gas and oil company BG group. BG provides a lot of the liquefied natural gas in America, and, once closed, this deal will be the second biggest ever, after Exxon's acquisition of Mobil in the late 1990s.


47 percent

 This is the percentage of car expenses for Uber, according to a company called Certify that processes expense reports for other companies. That's up from 15 percent March last year, thanks to the convenient app that eliminate the process of filing for reimbursements. A win-win situation for employees, companies, and of course, Uber.  


$200 million

 That's how much Nestlé, the Swiss food giant plans to spend in growing its flavored water production in America, according to the Wall Street Journal.Sales of water have grown rapidly and could overtake carbonated soft drinks by volume in the U.S. by 2017, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp. Nestlé is doubling down on this trend on launching more flavored version of its sparkling water, a healthier alternative to soda. 


1 percent

 The quit rate for disabled Microsoft employees hired in food service, transportation and events. Now the tech giant is expanding its efforts to hire more diverse workers by recruiting people with autism for 10 full-time positions.



 The median pay bump MBAs enjoyed after earning their degree and earning their degree, according to a Bloomberg survey  People who switched fields after getting their MBA saw an even bigger raise.


54 percent

 That's how many non-working people said they're staying out of the workforce for family reasons, according to a poll New York Times, CBS News and Kaiser Family Foundation. The Upshot explores the work/family balance in Silicon Valley, where the tension can be most severe.

VIDEO: Footage of high-speed chase released

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:59
Four men who led police on a chase reaching speeds of about 150mph after a botched raid have been jailed.

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:58

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Palestinian stabs Israelis in W Bank

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:53
A Palestinian man stabbed two Israelis in the northern West Bank, injuring one of them seriously, before being shot dead, the Israeli military says.

VIDEO: Daredevil hits target in wingsuit stunt

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:46
Wingsuit daredevil Sebastian Alvarez has been showing off his flying skills by smashing through a Chilean flag on the side of a volcano.

Review of case against NHS manager

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:42
The General Medical Council is to review an investigation into the second most powerful person at NHS England, Dame Barbara Hakin.

VIDEO: 'It's not a gilet, it's a coat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:42
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood jokes with BBC reporter Rob Nothman after his side's thrilling 3-3 draw at home against QPR.

Jeremy Clarkson set for BBC return

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:37
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to appear as the guest host of Have I Got News for You later this month.

Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Get Science Chops

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:35

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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VIDEO: 'All day is empty, what am I going to do?'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:14
Widow Margaret Perry explains how lonely she became after her husband died, and how she managed to tackle it.

Bus tours to Indian PM's tea stall

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 00:06
A Indian travel agent plans to lay on daily bus trips to the town where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born and worked at his father's tea stall.

VIDEO: Salmon numbers fall sharply

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:56
Atlantic salmon numbers have fallen at an alarming rate despite best efforts of conservation

Plaid candidate in Nazi slur row

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:50
Plaid Cymru is urged to remove a general election candidate over claims that he once compared English-born residents of rural Wales to Nazis.

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:48

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:46

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:45

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?

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