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Nigella Lawson's US TV show axed

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:55
Cookery show The Taste, featuring Nigella Lawson, is axed by TV network ABC after a ratings slump, while Marvel's Agents of Shield gets a third series.
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Watch live: WWII planes fly over D.C. for V-E Day Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:54

One of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled will fly above the skies of Washington, D.C. on the 70th anniversary ...


UK trade deficit narrows in March

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:53
The UK trade deficit narrowed to £2.8bn in March from £3.3bn in February, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Obama, at Nike HQ, makes progressive case for trade Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:51

In effort to pass trade deal, President Obama turns to one of nation's largest importers


Court rejects BB King abuse claims

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:47
A Las Vegas judge dismisses a lawsuit accusing blues legend BB King's business manager of financial and welfare abuse of the 89-year-old.
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Organizers hope to take back the night, stop sexual assault Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:43

"Take back the night is something that says no, we're going to listen to you. We're here for you."


Hackers deface Nazi camp website

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:38
Hackers put images of child abuse on the website of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria - one of the Nazis' most notorious murder sites.
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Channel 4 beats ITV election ratings

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:35
Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, hosted by David Mitchell and Jeremy Paxman, beats ITV in the ratings, while BBC One's coverage dominates early overnight ratings.
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Hillary Clinton woos technorati, draws comparison to Eleanor Roosevelt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las VegasBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton makes the final stop on Friday on a California fundraising tour where she has courted technology titans for her 2016 campaign and where one of her admirers tried comparing her to fellow former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is gladhanding her way through the Bay Area’s establishment and the newer technology class that could serve as an important source of money, votes and credibility among the broader electorate. On Friday, she will attend a fundraiser at the Silicon Valley home of eBay chief executive John Donahoe and his wife Eileen, director of global affairs for the advocacy group Human Rights Watch. "Silicon Valley provides a literal and metaphorical wealth of support for candidates.

Odd paternity case: Twins with different fathers Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

It's an uncommon case of superfecundation.


Odd paternity case: Twins with different fathers Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

It's an uncommon case of superfecundation.


Search for 2 armed men in Bucks County home invasion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:26

Search for 2 armed men in Bucks County home invasionPolice are searching for two armed men who burst into a home in Chalfont, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.

Music streamer Spotify revenues topped 1 billion euros in 2014

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:24

Headsets hang in front of a screen displaying a Spotify logo on it, in ZenicaOnline music streaming service Spotify's revenues leapt 45 percent to top 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) last year, though its operating loss widened due to product development and expansion costs, its holding company said. The company, founded in 2006 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, was reportedly valued at about $8 billion in a recent fundraising. It said the increased loss was due to substantial investments in product development and international expansion, as well as an increase in staffing.

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Calif. school crowns transgender prom queen Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:23

Angie Esteban has guided her family and friends through her transition from boy to girl.


UKIP's Nigel Farage fails to win seat

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:20
Nigel Farage has failed to gain the seat of Thanet South from the Conservatives - but his party get their first MP from a general election and record a 13% vote share.
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Student finds success before graduation Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:16

Mike Marino authored his first two books before graduating.


Exclusive: Oil on fiery North Dakota train less volatile than limit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:14

Smoke from the wreckage of several oil tanker cars that derailed in a field near HeimdalBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. The oil, transported in tank cars owned by Hess Corp, had a vapor pressure of 10.83 psi, according to test results. State regulators have used vapor pressure as a proxy for measuring the amount of flammable gases known as light-ends that are present in crude. Samples of the crude oil involved in this latest derailment were taken on May 5 at the Tioga rail complex owned by Hess.

Attorney general launches investigation into Baltimore police operations Top Stories - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:11

City's mayor requested the inquiry after the death of a man in custody sparked protests.


Deflate-gate 'did not taint victory'

BBC World News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:07
Tom Brady says the fall-out from Deflate-gate has "absolutely not" tainted the New England Patriots' Super Bowl 49 victory.
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Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:57
Some ingredients used in nail products have been tied to cancer, miscarriages, lung diseases and other ailments. The industry has long fought regulations.