National / International News

LinkedIn purchasing for $1.5 billion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:34

Kind of a biggie in the social media professional networking space: LinkedIn said this morning it's going to spend $1.5 billion to buy,  a company that specializes in online professional training videos and tutorials.

The bet LinkedIn is making, of course, is that people will go to LinkedIn for something other than just random clicking around looking for a new job.

Which is what you guys do too, right?

The Texas 'liberty city' rebellion

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:32
The town that pays almost no taxes

Parents marry at dying son's bedside

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:28
A terminally ill boy whose dream was to see his parents marry has his wish fulfilled when they have their wedding at his hospital bedside.

'He was our Richie - a true one-off'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:26
Peerless and unflappable, he was the doyen of commentators

Benaud: Much more than a commentator

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:15
Tribute to a true cricketing pioneer - from leg-spin bowling and captaincy to television commentary and catchphrases.

Carolina police release second video

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:13
South Carolina officials have released a new video showing the moments before a US police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.

Ashya hospital staff speak out

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:11
Doctors and nurses who treated cancer patient Ashya King criticise his parents while speaking out for the first time in a BBC documentary.

Jawbone to start UP3 deliveries

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:10
Jawbone says it will begin deliveries of its top-end UP3 fitness tracker from 20 April, four months later than originally promised.

VIDEO: The Pennine Way at 50

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:07
Looking back at the early years of Britain's first national walking trail, the Pennine Way, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Cricket legend Benaud dies aged 84

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:06
Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud dies at the age of 84.

PM pledges 'paid volunteering leave'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 15:00
Fifteen million workers would be allowed three extra days of paid leave to do volunteering under a Conservative government, David Cameron says.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:55
Liverpool to swap Sterling for Arsenal's Walcott plus £20m, Dutch striker Depay set for Man Utd, Everton in for Cleverley.

VIDEO: New shooting footage released

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:40
New dash cam footage released by South Carolina officials shows the moments before a US police officer fatally shot an unarmed man in the back in South Carolina.

More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:39

About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1-in-5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.

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Stonehenge coach park plans approved

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:32
Plans for a temporary 26-space coach park at Stonehenge have been approved by Wiltshire Council.

LinkedIn buys learning firm for $1.5bn

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:00
LinkedIn buys online learning business Lynda for $1.5bn, making it the professional networking site's biggest acquisition to date.

Biden Says ISIS 'No Longer On The Move' In Iraq

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 13:59

NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman offers this analysis of the vice president's speech Thursday on U.S. Iraq policy.

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S.C. Dashcam Video: A Broken Tail Light, A Routine Traffic Stop, A Fleeing Man

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 13:55

North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager shot and killed Scott — an incident captured in a separate video. Slager has been charged with the killing and fired.

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On Welfare? Don't Use The Money For Movies, Say Kansas Lawmakers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 13:50

The legislature has passed a bill that would bar people on public assistance from using cash aid on theme parks, pools and casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from the ATM.

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Woman hit by car dies of injuries

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 13:48
An 86-year-old woman who was hit by a car in Portglenone in March dies from her injuries in hospital.