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RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'

BBC World News - 1 hour 18 min ago
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
Categories: BBC World News

US defence secretary to step down

BBC World News - 1 hour 18 min ago
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
Categories: BBC World News

In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

Yahoo! Music News - 1 hour 19 min ago

Taylor Swift poses in the press room after receiving the Dick Clark award for excellence at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.

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Suspect in 5 Kansas City deaths pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 20 min ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing five people in a Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood has pleaded not guilty to all charges he faces, including five counts of first-degree murder.

College buys $219K Chinese conference table

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 21 min ago
UNION, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.

Confession of accused Etan Patz killer admissible as evidence: NY court

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 23 min ago

Hernandez appears with his lawyer Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The confession of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished from a New York street more than three decades ago, can be used as evidence against him, a Manhattan court ruled on Monday. Pedro Hernandez, who confessed to police in 2012 that he had choked Patz and stuffed him alive in a garbage bag in 1979, has been charged with murder. Hernandez, a New Jersey man who at the time of the boy's disappearance worked at a deli in his Soho neighborhood, no longer admits to the crime, according to his lawyer, Harvey Fishbein. ...

Aviva shares hit by merger talks

BBC World News - 1 hour 25 min ago
Aviva's shares fall following Friday's announcement that it is in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger with smaller rival Friends Life.
Categories: BBC World News

Truck, 4 other vehicles collide in Concord Twp.

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 27 min ago

Truck, 4 other vehicles collide in Concord Twp.A tractor trailer and four other vehicles collided on Monday morning in Concord Township, Delaware County.

Church members each get $500 to do good for world

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 34 min ago

In this Nov. 2, 2014 photo, the Rev. Laura Truax preaches at a morning service at Lasalle Street Church in Chicago. In September, members and regulars at the church each received $500 checks from the church with the instruction that they were to do what they felt called to do with the money, which represented 10 percent of the profit from the sale of some land the church co-owned. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

BBC World News - 1 hour 34 min ago
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Categories: BBC World News

Ferguson, Missouri poised as grand jury ruling on shooting looms

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 36 min ago

Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Schools were closed, barricades erected and stores boarded up on Monday as a tense St. Louis suburb awaited word on whether charges will be filed against a white police officer who shot and killed a black teenager more than three months ago. The Aug. 9 shooting sparked angry demonstrations over issues of racism and police brutality, and the announcement of whether a grand jury indicts Officer Darren Wilson for murder or manslaughter or lets him go free is expected to bring more unrest to the largely black suburb of Ferguson. ...

Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 37 min ago

In this Nov. 16, 2014 photo provided by Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colo., skiers take a lift on a snowy mountain. A recent report commissioned by the National Ski Areas Association shows that the percentage of people with household incomes over $100,000 who participate in snow sports has risen over the past eight seasons from 45 percent of ski area visitors to 56 percent of visitors. But there are ways to make a ski trip affordable, including skiing at smaller resorts, buying multi-day, half-day and advance tickets, and taking advantage of discounts for kids, seniors and groups. (AP Photo/Keystone Resort, Cody Mendoza)DENVER (AP) — In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since. The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?

BT in talks to buy O2 from Telefonica

BBC World News - 1 hour 38 min ago
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network in the UK from the Spanish firm.
Categories: BBC World News

U.Va. frat leader sickened by rape allegation

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 40 min ago

A University of Virginia student looks over postings on the door of Peabody Hall related to the Phi Kappa Psi gang rape allegations at the school in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The university has suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men in 2012 at the Phi Kappa Psi house. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia's Inter-Fraternity Council says he was sickened by a female student's account of being gang-raped by seven men at a fraternity.

US death sparks replica gun law call

BBC World News - 1 hour 42 min ago
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
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Dog follows team on 430-mile trek

BBC World News - 1 hour 42 min ago
After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 400 miles around Ecuador.
Categories: BBC World News

'Abuse risk' for 132 city children

BBC World News - 1 hour 46 min ago
At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.
Categories: BBC World News

What the national media said about the Seahawks' win over Arizona

Seattle Seahawks - 1 hour 46 min ago
Here's a review of what the national media had to say about the Seahawks' win over Arizona Sunday.
Categories: Sports Center

Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 48 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, but a Manhattan judge must decide whether his murder confession in one of the nation’s most haunting child disappearances can be used at a potential trial. Hernandez confessed on hours of video but his lawyer Harvey Fishbein says the admissions were illegal because he didn’t understand his Miranda rights. He says the confession is false, and defense experts have said Hernandez has a mental disorder. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.

Boehner calls for shift in military strategy, as Hagel replaced

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies. "This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL," Boehner, the House speaker, said in a statement, signaling a potential tough tone by Republicans in Congress on the appointment. ...