National / International News

Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:58
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George

Khan signs with Mayweather advisor

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:58
Amir Khan improves his chances of landing a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by teaming up with Al Haymon.

Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:51
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.

A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:42

The Smithsonian is set to unpack something it's never had before: a rare, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. It's a gift from a Montana museum that says this T. rex deserves to be famous.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:41

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:40

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:39

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:37

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.

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Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:30
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:26
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:26

Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.

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Carmichael promises more isles power

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:25
More power to the Northern and Western Isles?

Mini-sub continues search for plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:18
A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.

'Losing the England captaincy was devastating'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:43
In her latest column, Casey Stoney discusses England, Arsenal's hopes for the season and the WSL's debt to Liverpool

I will not quit - Sunderland boss Poyet

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:26
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet dismisses rumours he is about to quit the Premier League strugglers.

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:16
Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.

GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:11

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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Archbishop's warning over foodbanks

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:53
The Archbishop of Wales urges the UK government to tackle a national hunger crisis as figures show a big rise in numbers using foodbanks.

Dead man fulfils comedy club wish

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:35
A man's dying wish to appear on a comedy stage is fulfilled when one of his friends performs at a club accompanied by his ashes.

Needle exchange scheme records rise

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:34
The number of needles issued by exchange scheme in Northern Ireland rises by more than 50% in past four years.
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