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Drop-In Home Chefs May Be An Alternative To Assisted Living

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:32

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:31

Chronic, unexcused absence in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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VIDEO: Star Wars fans launch X-wing flight

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:27
Two amateur astronomers have launched a model of a Star Wars 'X-wing' vehicle into the stratosphere.

Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.

VIDEO: 'Super-jumbo' A380 marks 10 years

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 23:55
The 'super-jumbo' Airbus A380 celebrates its 10th anniversary

Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-26 23:25

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. There are two key questions: Was Holmes insane and should he be put to death?

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In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 23:22
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake

NI Health Minister Wells resigns

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 22:48
Jim Wells says he has resigned as Northern Ireland health minister to focus on helping his wife "during her fight for life".

VIDEO: UK's newest hospital to open

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 22:12
UK's newest hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, is to receive its first patients on Monday.

Wasps rugby club launches £35m bond

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 22:04
Leading English rugby union club Wasps, which plays at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, is launching a seven-year bond as it aims to raise £25m to £35m.

VIDEO: Will wild lynx return to Britain?

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 21:28
Graham Satchell reports on moves to bring wild lynx back to Britain.

1,500 sign up to bike-share scheme

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 21:12
Almost 1,500 people have signed up for the Belfast public bike-share scheme which is being launched on Monday.

Australia urges drug executions halt

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 20:56
Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated.

No life-saving surgery 'for billions'

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 18:33
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 18:29
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 18:24
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK.

Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 18:11
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.

How realistic is online voting at UK elections?

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 18:00
Why can't everyone vote online for their MP?

Small firms' letter praises Tories

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 17:56
A letter signed by the owners of 5,000 small firms calls for the Conservatives to be "given the chance to finish what they started", as Labour accuses the Tories of "letting down" business.

VIDEO: Clean-up after Chile's Calbuco volcano

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 17:49
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.