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Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:55

An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.

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Uneasy Rider: The Origins Of Motorcycle Gangs And How They Remain A Force

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:51

Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR that soldiers returning from World War II formed biker gangs, which became infamous during a 1947 riot.

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Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:50

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.

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Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:43
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.

Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:33
Ireland, Poland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.

The dangerous alternative to cannabis

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:20
Why is the legal high more dangerous than cannabis?

Nationwide's profits rise 54% to £1bn

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 22:21
Nationwide building society reports a 54% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £1.04bn as it regains its position as the UK's second-largest mortgage lender.

Gerrard v Lampard: Who was better?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 22:13
Steven Gerrard had the iconic moments but Frank Lampard won more. Phil McNulty grapples with a long-standing question.

Caption Challenge: Mass yoga

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 22:05
It's the Caption Challenge.

Danny Boyle opens Manchester venue

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:55
Director Danny Boyle takes part in the opening ceremony for a new £25m arts centre named Home in Manchester.

VIDEO: Kent quake: 'The whole house shook'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:49
Reporter Simon Jones talks about being woken up by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake which originated near Sandwich in Kent.

Guardians 'caring for more babies'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:46
The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC.

PMS bailout repayments deferred

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:44
The Presbyterian Mutual Society (PMS) could only make half of its scheduled bailout loan repayments to the Department of Enterprise (DETI) in 2013 and 2014.

VIDEO: Dog evolution 'earlier than thought'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:41
Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.

Fire murder probe police release man

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:34
A 49-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal house fire in Torfaen is released by police.

Jayalalitha set to return to power

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:34
Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.

Call of Faith

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:31
Former BBC News NI political correspondent Martina Purdy talks about her new life as a nun on Songs of Praise

Charles to visit NI peace centre

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:22
Prince Charles is to visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre on the final day of his cross-border visit to the island of Ireland.

£7.6m extra for child mental health

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:06
An extra £7.6m a year will be invested to improve mental health services for children and young people.

IS militants 'seize border crossing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 20:37
Islamic State militants have seized the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.