National / International News

Facial-recognition talks collapse

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:08
Privacy campaigners walk out of talks aimed at creating a code of conduct for companies keen to use facial-recognition technology.

Documents Reveal Secret Legal Battle Over Medicare Overbilling

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:03

The federal government overpaid for nearly half of the patients of a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medicare audit found. At issue is whether insurers "upcode" diagnoses to reap bigger payments.

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Growing Concern Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 01:02

Regulators in the 23 states where medical or recreational marijuana is allowed are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don't ingest harmful pesticides.

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Will ECB keep Greece afloat for another week?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:56
The European Central Bank will again today exercise the power of life and death over Greece's banks and the Greek economy. Is its murky way of doing this appropriate?

Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:48

There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.

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A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:48

Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, is launching a $30 million project that he says will shake teacher education to its core.

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VIDEO: Clarkson gives Evans Top Gear tips

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:44
Jeremy Clarkson gives Chris Evans some tips on Top Gear presenting style while they drive around London in a Ferrari.

Man City make £35.5m Sterling offer

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:40
Manchester City make an increased offer of £35.5m for Liverpool and England forward Raheem Sterling.

Controllers wait on Philae link

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:37
No new signals have been picked up from the Philae comet lander since a brief radio contact on Sunday, but controllers say this is not surprising.

'Goodwill' rugby final ends in brawl

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:36
The inaugural final of rugby union's Crescent Cup ends in a brawl between players and fans from Algeria and Malaysia.

UK unemployment falls again

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:35
UK unemployment fell 43,000 in the three months to April to 1.81m, official figures show

Payments to RBS customers 'missing'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:30
Some payments expected by customers of the RBS group of banks have failed to enter accounts overnight, the bank admits.

Evans 'wished well' by Top Gear trio

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:30
Chris Evans reveals his decision to accept the job as lead presenter on Top Gear has received the blessing of the show's former hosting trio.

Swiss banks 'reported Fifa accounts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:29
Swiss banks reported suspicious activity around Fifa accounts, says the Swiss attorney general investigating corruption.

New Welsh councils map is revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:15
A new map detailing plans for fewer councils in Wales is revealed by ministers.

VIDEO: 'Shark was biting my left arm'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:11
Hunter Treschl, who survived a shark attack in North Carolina on Sunday, talks about the moment he was attacked and about losing his arm.

2015-16 football fixtures in full

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:03
All in one place - links to the fixture lists for all 92 clubs in the top four divisions of English football.

Glastonbury: Who could replace Foo Fighters?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:03
Who could replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury?

Chelsea host Swansea on opening day

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 00:00
Chelsea to begin their Premier League title defence with a home game against Swansea on the weekend of 8-9 August.

Osborne to make PM's questions debut

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 23:55
Chancellor George Osborne is set to take centre stage for the first time at Prime Minister's Questions as he stands in for David Cameron.