B

30 Flips | 2 Magazines | @Booknerd | Keep up with B on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “B”

Pele calls for end to protests in Brazil

Brazil legend Pele has urged protesters in his homeland to leave the streets and focus on football.<p>Demonstrations continued across Brazil on Thursday …

Brazil

Spain squad 'robbed' in Brazil

ICC Own the Save: A summer of stops<p>International Champions Cup 4 minutes ago<p>Read<p>Pogba: 'I can't say what I want or I will be fined'<p>Manchester United …

Soccer

The current situation in Brazil, which has seen over a 1,000,000 people take to the streets to demonstrate against the government, has become a threat to the Confederations Cup: http://bit.ly/19mF9e6

FIFA: Confed Cup won't be abandoned

FIFA has dismissed reports in the Brazilian media that the Confederations Cup will be cancelled because of security fears.<p>The tournament has taken …

FIFA Confederations Cup

Associated Press News

Hearings begin in Spain 'stolen babies' case

The former hospital manager at the centre of Spain's "stolen babies" scandal has given evidence at a court in Madrid.<p>It is thought that as many as 300,000 newborn babies were stolen from their mothers and sold over a 40-year period.<p>A Spanish judge will now hear evidence and decide whether there is …

Brazil sends national force to control protest trouble

<b>Brazil's government says it will deploy a national security force to five major cities after a wave of protests which has seen almost a quarter of a million people demand better public services.</b><p>The national force will be sent to Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Fortaleza and the capital, …

Brazil

Brazilian politicians struggle with how to respond to another night of protests

As demonstrations continued in Brazil for another night, President Dilma Rousseff attempted to co-ordinate a government response among senior …

Al Qaeda's Abandoned NY Stock Exchange Plot Revealed

Top U.S. security officials revealed today that the government's recently exposed surveillance programs led them to an al Qaeda cell that plotted, …

New ‘Sesame Street’ muppet has a parent in jail

More than one in 28 children have a parent locked up behind bars—that’s 2.7 million children in United States, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Only 25 years ago that number was 1 in 125.<p>Who’s helping these kids understand their parents’ incarceration?<p>Enter Alex, the newest …

TWA Flight 800 Investigators Claim the Official Crash Story Is a Lie

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new film claims the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an …

Associated Press News

Women And Children Caught In Middle Of Potato War

We didn't plan it, but somehow, it has turned into Potato Week here at The Salt. The latest twist in the tater tales takes us to Capitol Hill.<p>Americans love to pile on the potatoes – we consumed a whopping 112 pounds per capita last year. But lately, the potato industry has been playing the part of …

Death-Ray Terror Plot Uncovered in NY

New Middle East virus spread in hospitals

The new MERS virus, which has infected 64 people and killed 38 of them, is mostly spread in hospitals and it will take special care to prevent bigger outbreaks, experts reported on Wednesday.<p>An investigation into the outbreak in Saudi Arabia showed 21 people were infected as patients who …

Disease

Silver 'boost to antibiotic success'

<b>Adding silver to antibiotics makes them 10 to 1,000 times more effective at fighting infections, research suggests.</b><p>Silver has been used as an antimicrobial for centuries, but little has been known about how it works.<p>The new research suggests adding it to existing antibiotics could counteract the …

Medicine

FBI Foils Plot To Build Strange X-Ray Weapon, Possibly Targeting President Obama

A New York man who allegedly wanted to kill President Obama and apparently blamed him for the recent Boston bombings has been arrested for trying to …

New Virus More Deadly Than SARS

One in three women suffers violence, global study finds

More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner, …

Theft of F-35 Fighter Jet Info Called 'Major Problem,' Could Help Rivals

A top Pentagon official said the cyber theft of unclassified design information about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a "major problem," but added …

Brazil protesters win U-turn on fare rises

Authorities in Brazil's two biggest cities have made a U-turn on public transport fare increases in the face of mass protests that have overshadowed …

3 Navy football players charged in sexual assault

<b>ANNAPOLIS, Md.</b> -- The U.S. Naval Academy on Wednesday charged three Navy football players with sexually assaulting a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago.<p>The academy said in a news release that the male midshipmen are being charged with rape, sexual assault or other sexual …

Delaware Passes Trans Protections, With Help From A Young Advocate

"The last six months have reinforced my belief that government can be a force for good and that reason and compassion will win the day."<p>Gov. Jack Markell signed the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act yesterday, which ensures equal legal protections to trans individuals in the state of Delaware. …

Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt appeal over Disappeared

<b>Actors Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt are backing an appeal by the families of the Disappeared for information that could lead to the recovery of the victims still not found.</b><p>The term refers to 17 people murdered and secretly buried by republican paramilitaries during the Troubles.<p>Since searches …

Northern Ireland

Thousands of Bees Dead in Oregon Lot

As Protests Grow, Brazilian President Calls Emergency Meeting

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro Reports For Morning Edition<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>By some estimates, about a million people marched in cities across Brazil on Thursday, airing a wide array of grievances. As <i>O Globo</i> frames it, it was a day marked by violent demonstrations, vandalism and intense …