National / International News

VIDEO: Where children learn fundamentalism

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 14:13
Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 14:03

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:58

Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.

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Deadly Farc attack before truce

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:57
Colombia's Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are due to start an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire.

Irish minister hopeful of NI deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:51
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week.

VIDEO: How web chats can lead to blackmail

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:48
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:44
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.

Van Gaal makes Carrick vice-captain

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:34
England midfielder Michael Carrick is appointed as Manchester United's new vice-captain.

Cairns children's mother arrested

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:32
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.

Sale Sharks 18-11 Exeter Chiefs

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:23
Sale move up to fourth in the Premiership after ending Exeter Chiefs' eight-match winning run with a tense victory.

Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:20

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco – on a Friday before the holidays, no less – the slip was eagerly received online.

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The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:04

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.

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Carter gets all-clear from cancer

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 13:01
Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with lung cancer in May.

Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 12:54
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Wickerman founder Jamie Gilroy dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 12:53
The co-founder of the Wickerman Festival has died in hospital after an incident on his farm understood to involve a firearm.

New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 12:50

Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.

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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 12:12

Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady-but-not-yet-guaranteed progress.

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England's Waters loses Worlds semi

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 11:57
England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.

St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 11:53

Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.

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Your Wallet: Cheap travel for the holidays

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-19 11:41

We're talking about algorithms. Some of the algorithms that affect our lives the most are the ones airlines use to determine flight prices and the best days for ticket sales.

We asked you- how do you make it work for you financially, and how do you work the system? 

Lizzie O'Leary spoke to Patrick Surry, chief data scientist at, to find out when to fly and when to buy on a budget.