National / International News

California Chrome Wins Preakness; On Course For Triple Crown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:43

If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes in June, he will become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978.

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VIDEO: Severe floods in Bosnia and Serbia

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 14:26
States of emergency have been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago.

Times Publisher: Abramson Storyline 'Shallow And Factually Incorrect'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:44

In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.

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Cleverly wins on cruiserweight debut

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:22
Former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly makes an impressive cruiserweight debut by stopping Shawn Corbin.

Reports: Obama Considering San Antonio Mayor As HUD Secretary

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:10

In a cabinet shuffle, Obama is considering tapping the Democratic rising star Julían Castro to lead HUD and moving the incumbent, Shaun Donovan, to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.

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Arsenal 3-2 Hull City

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:29
Aaron Ramsey scores an extra-time winner to defeat Hull in the FA Cup final and end Arsenal's nine-year trophy drought.

Wigan Warriors 18-14 Leeds Rhinos

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27
Wigan beat Leeds 18-14 in a stormy Magic Weekend encounter to end the Super League leaders' run of seven successive wins.

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27

An Illinois man is the third known case of MERS infection in the U.S. He was apparently infected after visiting an Indiana man who contracted the virus abroad.

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Fashion professor Louise Wilson dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:10
Louise Wilson, a leading figure in the fashion world who influenced designers including Alexander McQueen, has died, Central Saint Martins college confirms.

Martino steps down as Barcelona coach

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 12:04
Gerardo Martino mutually agrees to step down as Barcelona coach after the Spanish giants lost out on the league title.

Balkan flood death toll mounts

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 11:43
More than two dozen people are feared dead in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia after the worst floods in more than a century.

Miss Beazley, Former First Dog, Keeper Of Bush Cats, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 11:42

George and Laura Bush said even though Barney received all the attention, Miss Beazley "never held a grudge against him."

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Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:45
Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title for the first time since 1996 by securing a draw in a pulsating match at Barcelona.

Turkey toll 301 as mine rescue ends

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:15
Turkey is calling a halt to the Soma mine rescue operation after two more bodies are found, bringing the final death toll to 301.

Doctors' Ignorance Stands In The Way Of Care For The Disabled

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:13

Nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, yet only a small fraction of medical schools teach students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.

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High On Tea Party Hit List, Idaho Congressman Looks To Hold On

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:12

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.

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Andrews badly injured at North West

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-17 10:10
Englishman Simon Andrews is critically ill after a crash at Saturday's North West 200 motorcycling road races.

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