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The Sen. Menendez Indictment In Five Excerpts

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:01

The indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez alleges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars and extravagant gifts from a friend and donor in exchange for political favors.

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VIDEO: Riding with Ukrainian rebels

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:00
Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.

Leaders prepare for election debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:59
The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.

Concern over college severance deals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:44
Several colleges did not handle cuts in the number of senior staff during a major reform programme as well as they could have, according to a report.

Business letter row and lottery winners

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:43
The letter from business leaders on the economy, and the double lottery winners' celebrations, dominate the front pages.

Parties clash over Scottish poverty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:41
Politicians from Scotland's five main parties clash over the causes of - and possible solutions to - poverty in a special BBC Scotland debate.

'War camel' found in Austrian cellar

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:40
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.

VIDEO: Mirren plays Woman in Gold

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:28
One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.

Been and Gone: Acclaimed war film director and the man behind All Right Now

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:18
The director who inspired Star Wars 'trench run' and other losses

VIDEO: The 'Eid Pray Love' movement

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:16
Why Muslims have been giving things up before Easter

24 hours in a fuel tank

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:13
How three men survived 24 hours in a lorry's fuel tank

Fiancee and cat tracked by home cam

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam

Social media teacher abuse 'rising'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:09
The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.

Children’s hospital builds sleep app

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:07
A free app to help improve children’s sleep has been launched by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.

The man who's always on the bus

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:07
The asylum seeker who spends every night on a bus

Boost for endangered butterflies

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:05
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found.

Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:04
A novel delivery system for perfume would ensure that a person smells better the more they sweat, scientists have said.

Arrests over Canada prostitution ring

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:04
Six people are arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country.

Drug giant 'blocks' eye treatment

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:02
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition.

Greece made 'unrealistic promises'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 15:00
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.