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Town ban 'violates golfer's rights'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:15
A ban preventing a golfer from returning to his home town after a car crash which killed a lecturer has been ruled unlawful.

GM Recalls Nearly 718,000 Vehicles For 'Varying Safety Issues'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:13

GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.

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Colombian army kills ELN rebels

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:11
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.

Davies completes Tottenham switch

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:08
Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.

Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:07

Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This doesn't sit well with one group that assists Jewish victims of terror.

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Mexico back on Formula 1 calendar

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:58
Mexico returns to the Formula 1 calendar after a 23-year absence in 2015 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

Fur seals feel climate impacts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:52
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:47
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.

Small Business remains hopeful during slow season

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:37

As the economy continues to grow and unemployment drops to 6.1 percent in the U.S., we check in with a small business owner to see how things are on the ground level.

Olalah Njenga is the CEO of YellowWood Group based in Raleigh, North Carolina and says her business is doing okay, but it gets a little slow during the summer.

"We had a little bit of a bump from June to July and I think that’s pretty indicative of what’s happening to the general morale of small businesses right now," Njenga says. "I think that optimism is there. I’d like to say that we’ve hopeful but, you know, across the area of the business, hope doesn’t get employees paid."

In terms of hiring, Njenga says it’s been difficult to hire the right person to join the core team at YellwWood Group:

"And I’m not alone," she says. "There’s a lot of small businesses out there looking for that superstar person who is flexible and creative and only needs to be groomed against the values and the culture of the company, but they come in the door with a really nice set of skills."

Njenga says she stays optimistic and is excited for what’s in store for the future of her business.

"We have things in the works right now that we are productizing one of our flagship services," she says. "So we’re excited that we maybe able to take something that has traditionally been of service and translate it into a product. And it is launching this quarter."

Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:32

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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PM won't pay back tennis donation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:25
David Cameron rejects calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister, insisting she was not a "crony" of the Russian president.

Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:15

A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.

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Police 'spied on dead man's family'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:10
A woman calling for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover police officers.

This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:03

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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Man City racism claim 'baseless'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:00
Manchester City's claim a player was racially abused in an Under-21 game is "baseless", say the Croatian club City walked off against.

VIDEO: Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:57
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.

Woman mauled to death by her dog

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:56
A 43-year-old woman was mauled to death by her Staffordshire bull terrier, Merseyside Police say.

Character actress Dora Bryan dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:48
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:45
Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.

Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:33

A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.

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