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Under Armour wins big at the Masters

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-13 10:07

If you watched the Masters on Sunday, you know Jordan Spieth had a very good day. You could argue his main sponsor, Under Armour, had a better one.

They signed Speith to a 10-year deal back in January, Bloomberg notes, guaranteeing Under Armour is the only brand name Spieth will wear on the course.

A key provision?

Under Armour doesn't make golf clubs, which means Speith didn't have to change clubs to make the deal — no small thing.

And by the way, I haven't had a pimento cheese sandwich yet.

VIDEO: Nigeria missing girls 'spotted'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:55
A woman in Nigeria claims that she saw some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls as recently as three weeks ago, a year since their alleged abduction.

VIDEO: Labour manifesto on campaign day 15

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:43
On day 15 of the campaign, Labour launches its manifesto, promising no extra borrowing to fund policies

Teenager dies on Lanzarote holiday

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:41
A teenager from Birmingham has died while on holiday in Lanzarote, his school confirms.

Should Man City keep Pellegrini?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:40
Former Manchester City players, pundits and fans discuss the uncertain future of the club and Manuel Pellegrini.

Evidence of liquid water on Mars

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:32
Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.

JFK Profile In Courage Award Going To Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:31

In 2010, Inglis, R-S.C., lost his seat in the Tea Party wave for, among other things, accepting climate change. Past winners of the award include President George H.W. Bush.

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Striker 'was match-fixing middleman'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:21
A former Premier League footballer searched for players to help "fix" lower league matches, a court hears.

Clegg would reject Tory welfare cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:15
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tells the BBC he would not enter into another coalition with the Conservatives if they insist on their proposal of £12bn welfare cuts.

Where is the Yemen conflict heading?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 09:02
For almost three weeks a Saudi-led coalition has been pummelling Houthi rebels across Yemen, but Frank Gardner says there have so far been no clear winners or losers.

Abducted Nigerian girls 'seen alive'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:59
More than 50 of the girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman tells the BBC.

Uruguay author Eduardo Galeano dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:47
Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano has died in Montevideo aged 74 after suffering from lung cancer.

Kenya gang-rape trio get 15 years

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:40
Three men accused of gang-raping a teenage girl in western Kenya before dumping her in an open latrine last year are sentenced to 15 years in prison.

One man's dream: a tornado machine

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:39

You've heard of wind and solar. But what about harnessing other forces of nature for energy? That's Louis Michaud's idea.

Michaud worked an engineer in the petroleum industry, but on the side, he nurtured a radical green energy idea, a new renewable energy source he thinks could cover all of our power needs.

The Adaptors — a project of SoundVision Productions and The Atlantic — went to Sarnia, Ontario for a look.

NI polling station decision upheld

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:11
Northern Ireland's chief electoral officer has upheld his decision to stop using a school as a polling station because of loyalist intimidation.

VIDEO: Spieth's record-breaking Masters win

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:10
BBC Sport reviews Jordan Spieth's Masters win at Augusta, a victory that saw the 21-year-old break several scoring records along the way.

Price of '.sucks' investigation

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:09
The authority that decides which letters a web address is allowed to finish with is concerned at the high charges for the new '.sucks' name.

Man jailed for mugging 92-year-old

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:00
A homeless man who knocked over a frail London pensioner to steal just £5 is jailed for 30 months.

Seth Meyers is getting the hang of his new gig

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-13 08:00

Hosting Late Night wasn't Seth Meyers's first time in the host chair — he'd anchored Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update since 2006, where he was also a head-writer and cast member. Late Night with Seth Meyers premiered in February of 2014. After a year's worth of shows, Meyers has gotten the hang of his new gig.

"When I look back at where I was a year into my time at SNL, I felt very uncomfortable, very on-edge. Like a lot of people at SNL, I feel like you are worried you're going to get fired everyday. I'm more settled than that, but I wouldn't call myself completely settled."

The late night television is a crowded field. The traditional late night giants, CBS and NBC, have been joined by cable networks like Comedy Central, TBS, and HBO. Meyers is quick to point out that he's in no rush to copy what his competition is doing on other networks.

"Usually, the people that are doing things really well are doing them for the reason that they are the person that does them best."

Seth Meyers' desk in his office at 30 Rockefeller Center.

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He and his writing team see a niche for them when it comes to politics, a topic Meyers is comfortable covering after his time at SNL but which most other late night network talk shows avoid. "It gives the office a fun energy when you're doing something day of and you and a lot less time to road test it," he says, speaking of a sketch they did about Senator Elizabeth Warren and her decision not to run for President

"And I think as we get into the political season where there are more stories that our audience is hip to, I think we'll try to do that more and more. It's really fun for us."

And Meyers is definitely having fun.

"The very fact that, in this day and age, a network has said to me, 'Hey, we're going to give you an hour every day. Do with it what you will.' There's really not much more you can ask for than that."

Click the media player below to hear an extended version of our conversation with Seth Meyers:

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal (L) with Seth Meyers (R)

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Rubio 'announces presidential bid'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 07:59
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has told donors that he will run for the Republican nomination for US president in 2016, US media report.