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NFL Report: 'More Probable Than Not' That Patriots Workers Tampered With Footballs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 11:08

After weeks of investigation, a 243-page report says quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware" that the team was using under-inflated footballs.

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VIDEO: US-Cuba ferry services to begin

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:58
Authorities in the US approve passenger ferry services between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years.

Patriots 'probably deflated balls'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:35
New England quarterback Tom Brady was "generally aware" of a scheme to under-inflate balls during a crucial NFL play-off game.

Fed Chair Yellen's Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:33

Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."

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Spanish domestic football suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:31
Spanish football federation suspends all end-of-season games in disputes with government including TV rights

Taylor denies 'England quota' claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:30
Former England manager Graham Taylor denies allegations he spoke about pressure to limit the number of black players he selected.

Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:27

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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VIDEO: Pizza order rescues US hostage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:24
A woman in Central Florida used an online pizza order to send a distress signal while being held hostage by her knife-wielding boyfriend.

'IS recruiters' arrested in Bosnia

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:07
Bosnian Serb police say they have arrested several people suspected of trying to recruit fighters for the militant group Islamic State.

Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:03

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

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Drone use to be expanded in US

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:56
The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots.

Hackney voters told they cannot vote

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:51
Some voters in the London borough of Hackney are told they cannot take part in the election despite registering before the April deadline.

Boy, 6, is St Mirren player of year

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:48
St Mirren fans vote for six-year-old Aaron Woodall as their player of the year as he battles against cancer.

VIDEO: Eavis celebrates farming award

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:37
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has picked up a national farming award for being Britain's top dairy farm.

Zayn and Louis are fighting on Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:35
Naughty Boy, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson are having a row on social media.

'Interest' in paper-making firm

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:31
Administrators appointed to a paper-making firm say a number of parties have "expressed an interest in the business".

Man died after 'lapses' in care

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:29
An inquest hears a 43-year-old man died at Glan Clwyd Hospital following "repeated lapses in his care and treatment".

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Convicted In Hit-And-Run Case

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:25

Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.

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In pictures: Errol Brown

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:44
Hot Chocolate singer who has died aged 71

Maryland Governor Lifts State Of Emergency In Baltimore

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:43

Gov. Larry Hogan said all of the National Guard troops and state police called in April 27 to restore order in Baltimore have been withdrawn. The unrest began after the funeral of Freddie Gray.

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