National / International News

Ex-editor was aware of Milly message

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:34
Stuart Kuttner, former managing editor of the NoW, tells the hacking trial he knew the paper had a voicemail from missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone.

Hull City name change plan rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:17
Hull City's proposed name change to Hull Tigers has been rejected by the Football Association Council.

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:14

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.

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Ferrari suffer Bahrain test setback

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:08
Ferrari's attempts to improve their form suffer a setback as they abandon running early at this week's Bahrain test.

Car fumes cut easier than UN thought

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:07
UN experts say they underestimated the gains carmakers have made in fuel efficiency, but a huge expected increase in global traffic may outweigh this.

Irish president meets London mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:03
Irish President Michael D Higgins meets Mayor of London Boris Johnston on the second day of his historic visit to the UK.

PODCAST: Medicare's pay-data dump

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

As of today, we know a whole lot more about how much Medicare pays doctors. The government has released huge amounts of data on which doctors, got paid how much, for what procedures. The data show payments to more than 800,000 doctors and health care organizations. It includes information for thousands of procedures.

Also, some mergers have relevance to people’s lives says antitrust attorney Allen Grunes, and the proposed Time Warner-Comcast deal is one of them. Grunes, with the firm GeyerGorey, says the internet will be a focal point as the combined company would have at least 40 percent, and as much as 50 percent, of the fastest high-speed internet service market.

Coffee is the single-most popular food item — solid or liquid — that Americans consume at breakfast, according to the NPD Group. And although American coffee consumption has been more or less flat since the 1980s (and has fallen since peaking in the 1940s), one category is booming: single serve. The dominant player in the domestic market is Green Mountain’s Keurig machines and their K-cup pods but Switzerland-based Nestle and its Nespresso machines are hoping to muscle in to U.S. market.

On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.

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