National / International News

Payout to mother of secret PC's child

BBC - 19 hours 18 min ago
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

NPR News - 19 hours 18 min ago

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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PODCAST: All I want for Christmas is a gift I ordered

Marketplace - American Public Media - 19 hours 21 min ago

A physician who traveled to West Africa to care for Ebola patients is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. More on precautions being taken in his care. Plus, some news out of Europe this morning: members of the European Union have agreed on new targets for emissions. Back here in the states, investors continue to pay attention to energy prices which are on the decline. More on that. And in Chicago this weekend, UPS will hold a recruiting event to hire temporary drivers. The company says it needs 95,000 seasonal workers to meet the demand from holiday shoppers and to avoid what happened last year.

The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC - 19 hours 29 min ago
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

NPR News - 19 hours 33 min ago

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

NPR News - 19 hours 33 min ago

Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.

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Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

NPR News - 19 hours 34 min ago

The attacker charged a group of patrol officers in Queens, wounding two of them. A bystander was hit by a stray police bullet as police engaged the assailant.

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VIDEO: Information Age exhibition opens

BBC - 19 hours 34 min ago
One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London.

VIDEO: Gorilla gets 'Bake Off' birthday cake

BBC - 19 hours 38 min ago
A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.

City's bus lanes to be scrapped

BBC - 19 hours 42 min ago
All but four bus lanes in Liverpool are to be scrapped after a year-long trial without them, the council decides.

Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

BBC - 19 hours 43 min ago
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.

VIDEO: Spider photobombs Ed Balls interview

BBC - 19 hours 43 min ago
A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures.

'Scot' dies in Brazil bar shooting

BBC - 19 hours 47 min ago
A man, understood to be a 39-year-old Scot, dies after being shot during a robbery at a bar in Brazil.

VIDEO: Jessie J: I owe a lot to the MOBOs

BBC - 19 hours 54 min ago
Singer Jessie J tells BBC News she owes a lot of her early exposure to the MOBO awards. The 26 year-old won best female singer at the award ceremony in London

Botswana votes in tight election

BBC - 19 hours 55 min ago
Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.

Digital detox call for the Sabbath

BBC - 20 hours 1 min ago
Could you switch off all your devices for 25 hours?

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

BBC - 20 hours 4 min ago
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.

Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

BBC - 20 hours 10 min ago
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

AUDIO: Mums on 'diabolical' holiday fines

BBC - 20 hours 13 min ago
The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give their views.
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