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To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 09:17

Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.

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VIDEO: Farage offers couple 'mega apology'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:53
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has visited a Thai constituent to apologise after one of the party's MEPs described her as a "ting tong from somewhere".

Coach crashes down ditch on M5

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:52
A coach carrying 53 adults and children on a trip to the seaside crashes down a ditch off the M5 near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

VIDEO: Close-up: Mosul dam retaken from IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:52
The BBC's Jim Jim Muir visits the strategically important Mosul Dam, which Kurdish and Iraqi forces have retaken from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Bercow's choice set to get top job

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:41
Speaker John Bercow's choice to take over as Parliament's most senior official is almost certain to get the job, despite protests.

Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:36

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.

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How To Make Sense Of Health Insurance Alphabet Soup

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:34

Health plans come in a dizzying variety. There's been a blurring of definitions lately that makes the jargony choices more confusing than ever. Here's help.

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Sex with police officer 'flattering'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:28
A woman prisoner who says she had sex with a police officer in a custody suite tells Cardiff Crown Court she was "flattered" by the attention.

US Navy: WW2 wreck found in Java Sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:23
The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard.

In Ferguson, Mo., A City Meets The Spotlight

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:13

To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?

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Kerr is first female boss in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:04
Shelley Kerr takes charge of Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football.

Nigerian 'mutiny over Boko Haram'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:00
A group of soldiers in Nigeria is refusing to fight Boko Haram militants until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers tells the BBC.

NHS boss suspended over 'hate' site

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 08:00
An NHS boss is suspended after a BBC investigation reveals him as head of a charity which carried articles discussing the killing of gay people.

Investors needed to save shipbuilder

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:59
New investors may need to found within days if the financially-stricken Ferguson Shipbuilder in Port Glasgow is to be saved, MSPs are told.

Care criticised at baby inquest

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:56
The care given to a woman whose newborn baby died was "completely unacceptable and sub-standard", a coroner tells an inquest.

Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:55
Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.

VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:54
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.

Inbetweeners thrash Sly at box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:54
The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.

Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:53

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola — or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.

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Doctor charged with indecent filming

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:51
A hearing consultant appears in court accused of secretly filming 100 patients, including children, in hospital toilets.
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