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Rental Car Surprise: Comes With An AR-15 In The Back

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:09

A Florida vacation got off to an odd start for Judith Fleissig, 58, of Rochester, N.Y., when she and her daughter realized the car they'd rented had an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. More oddness followed: The gun was left there by the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, police say.

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VIDEO: India's street typists dying out

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:57
Ajay Kumar Nayak talks about being a typist outside Calcutta's high court.

No return for India's street typists

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:57
India's street typists lose out to the computer

Retailer JC Penney to cut 2,000 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:46
US retailer JC Penney says it plans to cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as part of a cost-cutting exercise aimed at restoring profitability.

How do you solve a problem like Googoosha?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:39
A year ago, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov was riding high - but in the last 12 months, it has all gone very wrong.

VIDEO: US plane crash aftermath footage emerges

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:25
New footage has come to light that shows emergency vehicles at the scene of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco in July 2013.

Darling urges young to vote 'no'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:23
The head of the pro-Union Better Together campaign is to call on young people to reject Scottish independence.

Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:16
Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.

Superfast broadband for more areas

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:05
About 39,000 more homes and businesses across Scotland are to get fibre optic broadband, the Digital Scotland partnership announces.

VIDEO: Hybrid tablet 'switches seamlessly'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:04
Taiwanese consumer electronics firm Asus is releasing an Intel-based computer which seamlessly switches between Android and Windows at the press of a button. Richard Taylor reports.

Scots economy signs 'best for years'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:03
Signs of economic growth and economic activity in Scotland are at their highest levels for many years, a survey of 230 firms suggests.

Pellegrini stresses Aguero value

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:03
Manuel Pellegrini praises Sergio Aguero as the Manchester City striker scores in the FA Cup replay win over Blackburn.

Robertson & Walden reach quarters

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 15:48
Neil Robertson and Ricky Walden both win deciding frames to reach the Masters quarter-finals at Alexandra Palace.

Obama Nominates Maria Contreras-Sweet To Head SBA

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 15:21

Born in Mexico, Contreras-Sweet was the first Latina to serve as a cabinet secretary in California when she led its Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 1999-2003.

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Republican Corey released from jail

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:59
A prominent Irish republican and convicted double murderer whose licence was revoked nearly four years ago is released from prison.

Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy Over SeaWorld Grows

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:54

An anti-SeaWorld movement has unfolded online and on social media in the wake of the documentary about the death of an orca trainer at the park. Musical acts and schoolchildren have boycotted the theme park — but it's still drawing big crowds.

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Manchester City 5-0 Blackburn Rovers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:47
Sergio Aguero scores on his return from injury as Manchester City thrash Blackburn in an FA Cup third-round replay.

IMF's Lagarde: Any U.S. Budget Deal Is Better Than None

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:28

"We are all very pleased to see an orderly budget process is back," the head of the International Monetary Fund says, as Congress works on spending legislation.

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VIDEO: Twin polar bears born in Munich

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:19
Twin polar bears, born at a Munich Zoo, have been caught on camera for the first time since their birth.

VIDEO: Couple fined for holiday in term time

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:04
A Shropshire couple who took their children on holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay £993 in costs and fines.

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