National / International News

Downton exit more motivation for KP

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 14:57
Management shake-up is more motivation for Pietersen

Wiggins and Thomas avoid pile-up

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 14:19
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas avoid being caught up in a major crash in the final kilometre of the Scheldeprijs race.

Icy Traffic Jam On Lake Superior Has 18 Ships Stuck

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 14:14

Pickup truck-sized ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have sent in "ice breakers" to help the ships get through.

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Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 14:12

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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Masters 2015: Best of Par 3 Contest

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 14:12
One Direction's Niall Horan caddies for world number one Rory McIlroy and the best of the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters.

US treasure hunter pleads guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 14:06
A US treasure hunter - who spent years evading authorities - will go to prison rather than testify about the gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck.

VIDEO: Scots referendum ignites TV debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:45
The leaders of Scotland's political parties have been taking part in their second televised debate in the space of 24 hours.

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:43

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?

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Homeless Families Wait Longer For Shelter Under Seattle's System

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:32

Even with vacancies, most Seattle shelters don't let families stay right away. A system designed to alleviate homelessness has resulted in a bottleneck that leaves families on the streets for longer.

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From Pet To Pest, Goldfish Tip Scales Of Survival In Lake's Ecosystem

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:20

Colorado wildlife officials believe someone released four or five pet goldfish into Teller Lake #5 a few years ago. Now, the fish number in the thousands and threaten the lake's ecosystem.

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Tories 'commit to four nuclear subs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:05
The Conservative Party manifesto will contain a commitment to build four new nuclear-armed submarines, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Liverpool

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:01
Philippe Coutinho's 70th-minute goal earns Liverpool victory at Blackburn and books an FA Cup semi-final with Aston Villa.

More Body Cameras Are On The Way For North Charleston Police

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 13:01

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-S.C., discusses the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, S.C.

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The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:49

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.

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In North Charleston, Video Of Police Shooting 'Sickens' City Leaders

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:42

The mayor and police chief of the South Carolina town met relatives of Walter Scott, the man who was shot in the back as he ran from a policeman. Video of the shooting contradicts the officer's story.

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Zynga founder Mark Pincus to return

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:40
Troubled game maker Zynga says Mark Pincus will return to lead the company he founded.

Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Only Take 'Several Days'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:40

The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.

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With Discounts For Healthy Behavior, John Hancock Courts Privacy Concerns

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:35

John Hancock announced a new program promising discounts for policyholders who wear a fitness tracker, exercise more and go to the doctor. But privacy advocates worry about the electronic monitoring.

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EU exit 'could spark Scots referendum'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:10
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tells a BBC Scotland debate that an attempt to "drag" Scotland out of the EU against its will could trigger another independence referendum.

Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips on Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:07

The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, hitting its highest level in seven years — but it's perceptions, not fundamentals, that are driving the surge. That could mean trouble for ill-informed investors.

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