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FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:43

Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.

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Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:23

There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there's a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.

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A First: Uterus Transplant Gives Parents A Healthy Baby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:10

The new mother, 36, had been born without a uterus, so another woman, 61, donated her womb several years after she had gone through menopause.

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Spanish PM calls for Catalonia talks

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 06:05
Spain's PM calls for talks with the Catalan regional authorities, after they said they would go ahead with their planned independence referendum.

Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 05:55

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

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VIDEO: 'Heartbreak' in hostage's home town

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 05:49
The BBC has been speaking to people in Eccles, the home town of murdered hostage Alan Henning, about their reaction to his killing.

Policeman shot by drink-drive suspect

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 05:12
A policeman is shot while confronting a man suspected of drinking and driving in south-east London.

The Two Koreas Agree To Hold High-Level Talks This Autumn

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 04:36

News of the plan comes as a delegation of North Korean officials venture south to Incheon for Saturday's closing ceremonies of the 2014 Asian Games.

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VIDEO: First womb-transplant baby born

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 04:26
A woman in Sweden has become the first in the world to have a baby after having a womb transplant.

Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 04:03

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

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Rail firm set to get 5-year extension

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 03:57
The BBC understands First Great Western is set to be given a five-year extension to run its railway service without any competition.

Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker, Makes New Threat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 03:55

A fourth westerner has been beheaded by the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State. We explore how a former British cab driver named Alan Henning become their latest victim.

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Putin Among The Surprises On Nobel Peace Prize List

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-04 03:55

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Oct. 11. There are some expected names and a few surprising ones on the this year's list of nominees.

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VIDEO: Clashes at border as IS closes in

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 03:41
Clashes break out on the tense border between Turkey and Syria, where tens of thousands of Syrians have fled to escape Islamic State (IS) militants.

I am not running away - Vettel

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 03:06
Sebastian Vettel says his decision to leave Red Bull has not been influenced by the performance of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.

Tesco buys Gulfstream jet worth £30m

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 02:48
Tesco confirms it has taken delivery of a new private jet worth £30m, a week after major errors were discovered in its accounts.

North and South Korea 'agree to talks'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 02:45
North and South Korea agree to resume formal high-level talks that had effectively been suspended since February, reports from Seoul say.

Polio hits record high in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 02:08
Health officials in Pakistan say attacks on immunisation teams have led to the country's highest number of polio cases for 15 years.

VIDEO: Cameron: Henning murder 'unforgivable'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 01:59
The murder of hostage Alan Henning is "abhorrent, senseless and completely unforgivable", Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

AUDIO: Why do butterflies shimmer?

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-04 00:52
New research published by the Natural History Museum has shown that it is possible to culture cells from butterfly wings to produce iridescent colours in the laboratory.