National / International News

VIDEO: '7/7 still difficult to talk about'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:19
Tim Coulson was travelling eastbound on the Circle Line train when a suicide bomber blew up the passing westbound train in the 7/7 attacks.

Minecraft fans to gather in London

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:16
Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend

VIDEO: ZX Spectrum remake nears completion

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:09
The team recreating the ZX Spectrum's spongy keyboard tells the BBC it has received what is likely to be the final product.

Cats 'control mice' with chemicals

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:08
Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.

Controversy hits Astana before Tour

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:07
Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's team Astana is involved in a drug-related controversy on the eve of the Tour de France.

CBI says UK economic growth slows

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:03
Surveys for the Confederation of British Industry find that manufacturing, retails and services growth slowed in the second quarter.

Island voices on Greek debt crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:00
Greeks on tourist island on referendum

Base event cancelled over 'security'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:49
The US Air Force cancels Independence Day celebrations at a base in Norfolk due to security concerns.

VIDEO: Baby rescued after drifting out to sea

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:28
A baby in Turkey is rescued after floating out to sea, nearly a kilometre from shore.

Mosque blast 'kills Syria militants'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:19
At least 10 members of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, die in a blast at a mosque in Idlib province, activists say.

Tax 'boost' and Heather's 'heartbreak'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:11
Several papers preview inheritance tax changes expected in next week's Budget, while others commiserate with Heather Watson over her narrow defeat to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

Ex-keeper Taylor has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:07
Former England and Derbyshire wicketkeeper Bob Taylor, 73, is in hospital after having a heart attack.

Sampson wants 'more England history'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:06
Boss Mark Sampson wants England to achieve more history by beating Germany to third place at the Women's World Cup.

Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:02
Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.

VIDEO: Bassett on England's World Cup loss

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:54
England defender Laura Bassett speaks for the first time since her own goal saw the women's team eliminated from the football World Cup in Canada.

What not to miss on day six

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:51
Your essential guide to day six of Wimbledon as Andy Murray, James Ward, Roger Federer and Petra Kvitova all play.

'I couldn't breathe after own goal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:40
Laura Bassett says she is "heartbroken" at scoring the own goal that ended England hopes of winning the Women's World Cup.

IS claims rocket attack on Israel

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:29
Sinai Province, a group affiliated with Islamic State, says it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

The FCC is busy enforcing net neutrality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:24

The Federal Communications Commission has now been in the business of enforcing net neutrality for a little less than a month and it's been busy. The FCC promptly fined AT&T $100 million for throttling some users unlimited data access. Sprint said it would stop doing the same thing now that the new rules are in effect. 

One formal net neutrality complaint has already been filed, and businesses and the government are trying to figure out what the Internet service game looks like now.

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler explains how the government agency suddenly has a lot more going on:

“Let’s face it, the Internet is redefining all of our lives. It’s an incredibly personal experience for all of us. When you put rules in place that say that there’ll be no blocking, there’ll be no throttling and there will be no paying for some kind of special priority treatment, we’ve established the rules for the road. We’re not going to tell the players how to play the game. We’re not going to get in there and micromanage like old time regulation used to, but we’re going to be on the field ready to throw a flag if there’s a foul.” 

Weekly Wrap: College tuition, Whole Foods and Uber

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:16

It’s a holiday weekend, but there's still news to unpack before the Fourth of July barbecues can get started. Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal join Molly for this installment of the Weekly Wrap.

In the headlines:

The University of Washington lowers its tuition

Whole Foods is sorry for overcharging (some of its) customers

Uber is getting a lot of funding … but not turning much of a profit