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Misconduct case for Watkins officer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:31
A third officer from South Wales Police is being investigated in relation to the force's handling of complaints about paedophile Ian Watkins.

Iran 'fires warning shots' at ship

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:28
Iranian gunboats fire warning shots at a cargo ship in the Persian Gulf, the second incident of its kind in recent weeks.

'Street triage' to help the vulnerable

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:28
The team helping vulnerable people avoid custody

Tech IRL: Mobile transactions and Apple Pay

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:18

Weeks after the release of the Apple Watch and months after the introduction of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Pay, more store and banks are signing on to offer mobile payments though Apple's service. 

Mastercard, Visa and American Express already support Apple Pay, and Discover will soon join the club. And the list of banks and retailers who accept Apple's mobile payments is growing: You can use Apple Pay at McDonald's or Whole Foods, in Coca-Cola vending machines and at the JetBlue terminal in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles airports. 

Apple Pay has been touted as being more secure and more convenient than swiping a credit card, but has faced some questions about security when the onus is on banks to verify accounts. It's also had issues with acceptance in stores that are pushing their own mobile retail services, like CVS, Walmart, and until recently, Best Buy. 

As more U.S. businesses make the move toward mobile payments and Apple Pay, the service is looking for even more reach: integration into Las Vegas businesses and a move to China. 

To hear more about Apple Pay and where it's headed, tune in using the player above. 

Leader Contador crashes in Giro

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:06
Race leader Alberto Contador is involved in a crash in the Giro d'Italia as Andre Greipel wins stage six.

The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 09:03

When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.

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Creagh 'to bid for Labour leadership'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:56
Shadow international development secretary Mary Creagh is to declare her candidacy for the Labour leadership, the BBC understands.

A Fungus Causes More Unexpected Illnesses In Montana

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:50

The infectious disease world is not short on surprises. Take the people in Montana and Idaho who looked like they had pneumonia. It turned out they had a fungal disease never before seen there.

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Why do kids watch Minecraft videos?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:45
Minecraft is now officially the most uploaded game ever on YouTube but what is it that draws fans to watch others playing the virtual Lego game?

McDonnell hits back at party critics

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:43
SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell rounds on his internal critics, saying: "I'm not going to run away from a task half done."

Nepal's Peaceful Revolution: Citizens Rise Up To Aid Mountain Villages

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:43

Villages and towns in the Himalayan foothills are the hardest hit. This week's aftershock made it even more challenging to get aid to those in need. But ordinary folks are figuring out how to help.

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Disability claimants used food banks

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:41
Two disabled people had to use food banks and borrow money because it took so long to process their benefit payments, the High Court has heard.

Indonesia army 'virgin tests' decried

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:31
The Indonesian army should stop imposing "virginity tests" on female recruits, rights groups say ahead of a medical conference in Bali.

Death Toll In Amtrak Derailment Rises To 8, As Another Body Is Found

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:23

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick J. V. Sawyer said another body had been found by crews on Thursday morning. All people believed aboard the train have now been accounted for.

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Why Do Most Galaxies Die? It's A Case Of Strangulation, Scientists Say

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:23

A team in England looked at thousands of galaxies that had stopped forming stars and determined that the vast majority of them showed signs that their stellar fuel supply had been choked off.

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Amtrak driver 'can't remember' crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:18
Death toll in US train derailment rises to eight as engineer Brandon Bostian says he has no recollection of the crash.

VIDEO: College Democrat Tells Gov. Jeb Bush, 'Your Brother Created ISIS'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:15

Ivy Ziedrich, 19, challenged the potential presidential candidate on his assertion that the Sunni extremist group was the result of the U.S. pulling out of Iraq.

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Are You Smarter Than A 15-Year-Old?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 08:04

The results are out: 15-year-olds who took a skills assessment test had a hard time with it, no matter where they live. See how you might fare with some sample questions.

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Finucane 'sham hid inquiry decision'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:58
The government had already decided to rule out a public inquiry into the 1989 killing of solicitor Pat Finucane but staged a "sham process" to conceal this, the High Court is told.

VIDEO: Gerrard 'dreading' final Anfield game

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 07:56
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he is "dreading" his final match at Anfield and expects the fixture to be emotional.