National / International News

Latino Panhandlers, Ted Cruz, And The Republican Push For Hispanics

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:57

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative," and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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Guardian urges support for Labour

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:54
The Guardian newspaper comes out in support of the Labour Party and says that Ed Miliband has "resilience".

Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:42
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Criminal Charges Could Come Today In N.J. Bridge Closures Scandal

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:41

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. ET. The case could have implications for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely GOP presidential candidate.

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No prosecutions over patient care

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:40
There will be no criminal prosecutions over the treatment of an elderly patient at two south Wales hospitals, police say.

What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:39

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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Brand-Name Medicines Dominate Medicare's $103 Billion Drug Bill

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:30

Federal officials released prescription histories of hundreds of thousands of doctors and identified the most common and costly drugs. Medicare spent the most on a purple pill for heartburn.

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Election 2015 in pictures: 1 May

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:25
Images from the campaign trail: 1 May

Istanbul police clash with leftists

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:15
Turkish police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at left-wing May Day protesters in central Istanbul.

How did Freddie Gray die?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:12
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death Baltimore police suspect Freddie Gray has led to speculation about the exact cause of death

Twitter, Facebook - and the battle for advertising dollars

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:11
How much value do different social media networks offer advertisers?

From The White House: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:06

President Obama welcomes the Teacher of the Year ... and tells how a great educator shaped his own life.

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R&B legend Ben E King dies at 76

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:05
R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, dies at the age of 76.

Why Tesla is backing batteries

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 05:02
Car maker Tesla has unveiled plans to start making large batteries that can be used to store power in homes and businesses.

Shake-up in Saudi state oil firm

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:44
Aramco, the Saudi state oil company, is to be separated from the oil ministry as part of a wider restructuring.

Roads closed in north Belfast alert

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:41
A number of roads in north Belfast have been closed after police discovered a suspicious object in the area.

Freddie Gray Update: New Speculation On His Death, And Peaceful Protests

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:30

The time Gray spent in a police van is the focal point in the inquiry over how he sustained an injury that would cause his death. A man who says he was in the van spoke to the media Thursday.

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Prince Charles on granddaughter hope

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:21
The Prince of Wales tells the oldest surviving member of the Welsh Guards of his hopes for a granddaughter.

'American diplomats: we are all blondes'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:14
Why a US ambassador dyed his hair

Nepal appeals for more helicopters

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 04:10
Nepal appeals for more helicopters for its quake relief operations, as survivors complain they are getting little help from only 20 in operation.