National / International News

Council considers cold school meals

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:30
West Dunbartonshire Council is to consider a proposal to scrap hot school dinners on Fridays to help save money.

Parents 'quit work over care costs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:06
One in five UK parents with childcare costs will reduce the hours they work or consider giving up work altogether in 2015, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: Polish nun's journey tipped for Oscars

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
A Polish film, Ida, is among the pictures favoured to earn a best foreign language film Oscar nomination when the shortlist of films in the running for an Academy Award is announced next week.

VIDEO: How an autistic child learned to say 'I love you'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
How a dog helped an autistic boy open up

Tesco joins supermarket price war

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
Tesco cuts prices on some big-brand products on the day that new Tesco boss Dave Lewis is due to set out options for reviving the troubled supermarket.

Oldham hoping to complete Evans deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:55
Oldham Athletic are hoping to finalise a deal to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans on Thursday despite a 60,000-strong petition.

"Attack on freedom"

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:52
The first editions of the British papers cover the murders at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris with graphic pictures of the attack, tributes to the dead and calls for solidarity against terrorism.

Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:25

Researchers have long known that avocados have "good" fats. But they didn't know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.

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IS police 'kidnapped' in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:10
Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.

Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Apologizes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:05

The Frederick County, Md., council member was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek editorial by the Frederick News-Post after he said the newspaper couldn't use his name in a story without permission.

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Remembering 'Generation Mex' Writer And Proud Outsider Michele Serros

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:02

Serros wrote about being a bicultural Chicana who was influenced by both her working-class, Mexican-American heritage and Southern California pop culture. She died Sunday at the age of 48.

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More Cosby accusers come forward

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:01
Three more women come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them years ago.

Adams, Dawson & Mitchell in quarters

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:58
England's Martin Adams, Brian Dawson and Scott Mitchell seal quarter-final spots at the BDO World Championships with second-round wins.

VIDEO: Eurozone slips into deflation

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:54
Inflation in the eurozone turns negative, official figures show, with prices in December 0.2% lower than the same month a year earlier.

A Plan To Put Your Driver's License On Your Phone

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:46

Smartphone and registration, please. Iowa is developing an app that would allow drivers to access a digitally encoded license instead of a conventional plastic ID card.

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Undue Burden In Texas At Issue In Federal Court

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:46

Opening arguments began Wednesday in the case against the Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgery centers.

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VIDEO: Hospitals declare 'major incidents'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:40
The BBC's Hugh Pym reports on the political rows which have erupted around the latest problems facing A&E departments

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:32
Fernando Torres's Atletico Madrid beat city rivals Real in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie.

VIDEO: Corden and Blunt on the red carpet

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:28
James Corden and Emily Blunt talk to Lizo Mzimba about the film version of Into the Woods.

When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 13:11

If you paid top dollar for a top phone, Asian vendors at the International Consumer Electronics Show have a message: You paid for a brand, not quality. And this year, they want to sell to you.

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