National / International News

Assaults on teachers top 90 a day

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:34
There were over 90 assaults on teachers by pupils in England each school day last year, official figures show.

Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:32
Tributes are paid to Scottish actor and director Kenny Ireland who has died aged 68 after a battle against cancer.

How Will You Die?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:20

Cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are three of the riskiest things you can do in many parts of the world.

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Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:11

It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."

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Ground crew fix hovering helicopter

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:04
Ground crew had to manually deploy the landing gear of a helicopter as it hovered overhead during landing at Aberdeen Airport.

Cavalryman wins Goodwood Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:50
Cavalryman comes through late on to win the Goodwood Cup, ahead of Ahzeemah and last year's winner Brown Panther.

Minister wants end to animal testing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Overseas Turks in presidential vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:47
Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.

Cook relieved by England victory

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:39
Alastair Cook says the win over India in the third Test has eased the pressure on him to resign as England captain.

What happens to burned piers?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:34
Eastbourne Pier has been badly damaged by fire. What might happen next?

Dowsett wins men's time trial gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:31
England's Alex Dowsett, runner-up at Delhi 2010, digs deep late on to win the Commonwealth Games men's cycling time trial.

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:31
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:28
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.

Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:26
Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds State's Controversial Labor Law

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:26

The law, championed by Gov. Scott Walker, sparked mass protests in the state capitol and attracted national attention. The decision gives Walker an important election-year victory.

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'Toilet phone' teacher gets life ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:17
A teacher is banned from the profession for life for setting his mobile phone to record in a Northampton secondary school's toilets.

Lorry smashes through front gardens

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:13
A lorry crashes through a wall and into several gardens in Staffordshire.

Woman left children alone for days

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:12
A woman living in Belfast who abandoned her three children at home overnight with no food is given a suspended six-month jail sentence.

Thanks for the economy, Boomers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:00

Commentators have a habit of blaming whole generations for various economic troubles. Case in point: Millennials have been in the crosshairs a lot lately, accused of everything from shackling the housing market to setting the stage for the next global crisis with student loan debt.

These days, Baby Boomers are getting abuse, too. Some market watchers worry that as they sell their stocks to pay for retirement, the whole market will sag.

Click the media player above to hear Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report guest host Mark Garrison.

As an added bonus for listening to the audio above, you'll hear the word "boomers" mentioned an impressive 18 times in two minutes.

20 Million Gallons Later, UCLA Water Main Finally Plugged

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 05:54

The 93-year-old main burst earlier this week, spewing water into a parking garage on campus.

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