National / International News

Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:27

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and Bausch + Lomb. Now, with a drastically cut manufacturing sector, the city is trying to build something new.

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A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries of the Brain By Talking And Watching

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:26

If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis will likely be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.

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HBCUs Move To Address Campus Sexual Assaults, But Is It Enough?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:26

One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.

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California adopts sex crime rule

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:25
California becomes the first US state to require students to have active consent before all sexual activity, as it seeks to tackle rape on campus.

More RAF jets on Iraqi mission

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:06
Two further RAF Tornado jets have carried out a combat mission over Iraq after Parliament authorised air strikes against Islamic State militants.

PM's rallying call to Welsh MPs

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:01
The prime minister David Cameron gives a speech to the Welsh Conservatives over seats to target in next year's general election.

Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 22:46

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

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Lennox 'challenged' by jazz album

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 22:43
Annie Lennox tackles jazz from US civil rights era with new album

Europe Wins The Ryder Cup Behind A Star And A Rookie

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 22:23

Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team. Behind two early comebacks, Europe clinched the cup with four matches still on the course.

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VIDEO: Japan volcano rescue effort resumes

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 22:21
Rescue teams in Japan have resumed their search for survivors of a volcanic eruption on Saturday.

Derek Jeter Plays Final Game, Nationals Get Their First No-Hitter

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 22:12

Jordan Zimmermann is the first Washington National to pitch a no-hitter. And, Yankees captain Derek Jetter ended his 20-year career in Boston with an RBI-single during his final at-bat.

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Doctors to join air ambulance teams

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 22:06
Specialist doctors will join Wales Air Ambulance crews for the first time as part of a new service aimed at treating seriously injured patients faster.

The death of the 'death tax'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 21:42
Most of Monday's press lead with news of a £150m "pre-election tax sweetener" to be unveiled by George Osborne at the Conservative Party conference.

VIDEO: Pony meat plan proves controversial

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 21:33
A charity has developed a range of meat products made from the iconic Dartmoor Pony, in what it says is a bid to save the species.

VIDEO: Can Microsoft's Xbox conquer China?

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 19:42
The Xbox gaming console officially goes on sale in China for the first time, but its manufacturer Microsoft may face tough competition.

Banks shut branches over HK protests

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 19:19
Standard Chartered and other lenders have suspended some of their operations in Hong Kong following pro-democracy protests.

Family tribute to stab death teacher

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 19:12
The family of a teacher stabbed to death at her Leeds school describe her as a "dedicated wife" and "natural mother", ahead of a public memorial service in the city.

New York gives star treatment to Indian PM Modi

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 18:39
NY star treatment for Indian PM

VIDEO: Serbia's Gay Pride march returns

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 17:54
A Gay Pride march has taken place in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the first time in four years, as Guy Delauney reports.

Sumo shines in the US

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 17:39
US hosts the largest amateur competition outside Japan

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