National / International News

America's Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Spirit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:11

You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling — making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.

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VIDEO: Haines's brother: 'Come together'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:07
The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines calls for communities to come closer together to "fight evil".

Jeremy Clarkson caught speeding

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:00
BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he will have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years after he was caught speeding.

Hong Kong Activists Clash With Police, Retake Protest Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 06:37

Pro-democracy protesters have replaced barricades in the congested Mong Kong district of the city hours after authorities dismantled the obstacles.

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VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:31

In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.

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Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:25
Sierra Leone's president announces a shake-up of the body in charge of fighting Ebola in the country, putting the defence ministry in charge.

Cardiff City 2-1 Nottingham Forest

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:22
Russell Slade wins his first game as Cardiff boss as Federico Macheda and Peter Whittingham secure victory over Nottingham Forest.

S Korea concert planner found dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:12
A South Korean man involved in planning a concert in which at least 16 people were killed has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police say.

Abuse scandal boss given £40k payout

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:11
Rotherham Council's director of children's services was paid £40,000 to leave in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal, it is revealed.

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 04:01

With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.

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Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.

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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.

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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.

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Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.

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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.

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Terrified victims of Thai trafficking face uncertain future

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 03:34
The Bangladeshi slaves rescued from jungle in Thailand

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