Real talk: the new Snapchat makes texting fun again


The new Snapchat update lets you text inside Snapchat for the first time and once you leave a conversation, the messages disappear. More importantly, the new Snapchat lets you video call a friend at a moment’s notice.

Euro zone bonds reverse as inflation rises, takes heat off ECB


Euro zone bond yields reversed earlier gains on Wednesday after euro zone inflation cooled expectations that the ECB would need to immediately loosen monetary policy to support the bloc’s fledgling growth.

Republicans to push anti-Obamacare message in Senate hearings


Republicans are relishing the chance to use confirmation hearings for Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the new nominee as U.S. health secretary, to re-energize their election-year attacks on his signature healthcare initiative.

Florida jail blast kills 2, injures dozens

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Part of the Escambia County, Florida, jail collapsed after an apparent gas explosion, killing two inmates and injuring about 100 others.

Gerry Adams arrested for questioning over 1972 IRA slaying

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Police on Wednesday arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning in connection with the 1972 Irish Republican Army abduction and slaying of a widow.

Raptors blow lead, but top Nets to tie series


DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry added 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 87-79 on Sunday night to even their Eastern Conference first-round series at two games apiece.

How Obama can avoid lame-duck blues


Julian Zelizer says President Obama knows than anyone that he has much at stake in the midterm elections.

Shoe Zone to float on stock exchange


Discount footwear chain Shoe Zone announces plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, in a move expected to raise up to £50m.