National / International News

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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The gay Asian men living a lie

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:33
The gay Asian men pressured into marrying women

Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:33
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice against Almeria as Real Madrid seal their 20th victory in a row in all competitions.

US Senate backs anti-IS spending

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:31
US Senate passes defence bill backing expanded military campaign against Islamic State

Housing Executive property sub-let

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:29
A man has been given a three-month suspended jail term for sub-letting his Housing Executive property as part of a benefits scam.

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:17

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

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Mudslides and floods hit California

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:04
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

The Pakistani women punished for love

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:01
How Pakistan's women can face brutality - and even death - if they fall in love with the wrong person.

India's 'Banksy' behind provocative graffiti

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:51
The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala

Criticism after 'car park rescue'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:50
A mountain rescue team leader criticises the actions of a hillwalker who called to be rescued while 400m from a car park.

Dingell Admitted To Hospital, One Day After Casting Last Vote In House

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:48

The long-serving Democrat's office didn't give details on Rep. John Dingell's condition, other than to say he was under observation and "resting comfortably."

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Bath 32-12 Montpellier

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:44
Sam Burgess makes his first Bath start but Matt Banahan steals the limelight in Bath's Champions Cup win over Montpellier.

Queen of the South 2-0 Rangers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:40
Rangers suffer defeat by Queen of the South after it emerged that manager Ally McCoist handed in his notice.

Tamir Rice's Death Ruled A Homicide By Medical Examiner

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:32

The 12-year-old boy was carrying a replica gun when he was shot by a rookie police officer on Nov. 23. He died a day later. A grand jury will now consider whether to bring charges against the officer.

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3 Wounded In Shooting Outside Portland High School

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:31

Police said that the shooter had fled the scene and that the victims were "alive and breathing" when they were taken to an area hospital.

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Thai crown prince's wife resigns

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:30
Srirasmi, the wife of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, resigns her royal position, the palace announces.

Yarnold wins gold on skeleton return

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:10
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold makes a winning skeleton return with a victory at the World Cup event at Lake Placid.

Mexico minister denies home scandal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:43
Mexico's finance minister defends his purchase of a luxury home, amid reports he bought it from a firm whose parent company won public contracts.

Your Wallet: Cheap travel for the holidays

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

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

We want to hear your stories about travel. How do you make it work for you financially, and how do you work the system?

Tell us. Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

Ukraine 'must double' defence budget

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 11:33
Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister says.