National / International News

'Thief' leaves selfie at crime scene

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:10
Police are hunting a suspected thief who left his phone with his picture on it at a jewellery store where £18,000 worth of goods were taken.

In graphics: Big issues in European election

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:40
The big issues in Europe's election - in stark detail

Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don't Stay Long

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:29

Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.

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Chelsea return unhealthy - Courtois

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:22
Atletico Madrid's Thibaut Courtois says his future is unclear ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Lloyds announces more job losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:21
A telephone banking centre in Warrington is to be closed as part of more job losses announced by the Lloyds banking group.

Cuban dissident newspaper launched

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:16
An online newspaper by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, which aims to provide "essential information" in the communist-run state, goes live.

Alito Halts Missouri Execution; Supreme Court To Look At Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:06

Justice Samuel Alito granted a stay of Russell Bucklew's execution Tuesday night. The inmate has a rare medical condition that his attorneys say makes it likely that a lethal injection could go wrong.

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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:58
Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.

Clarke regrets swearing at Anderson

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:51
Australia captain Michael Clarke says swearing at England's James Anderson during the Ashes was "unacceptable".

US high court delays execution

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:42
A US Supreme Court justice delays the lethal injection of a Missouri murderer amid concerns a medical condition could complicate his execution.

Bail sought to appear on Jeremy Kyle

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:38
A defendant at a Belfast court asks for bail to go on the Jeremy Kyle television show to take a lie detector test.

Won't you be our neighbor?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:36

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Thursday, May 22:

The National Association of Realtors reports on April sales of existing homes.

The White House will host a ceremony for the United States Postal Service's new Harvey Milk Forever Stamp, in honor of Harvey Milk Day.

And it was indeed a beautiful day in the neighborhood. On this day in 1967, "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" premiered on PBS with the late Frederick McFeely Rogers.

Day in pictures: 21 May 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:34
News photos from past 24 hours: 21 May

Bombs, batting and brotherhood

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:34
Sri Lanka greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene on surviving bomb attacks, their close friendship and combating corruption.

Man held over 'hit-and-run' death

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:25
A teenager is arrested in connection with a suspected hit-and-run death in North Lanarkshire.

Move to halt fraud trial overturned

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:21
The Court of Appeal overturns a decision to halt a major UK fraud trial because of a lack of legal aid barristers.

Where Are The World's Positive Vibes?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:20

The newly released "positive experience index" of 138 countries finds that people in Paraguay had the rosiest outlook (again). The U.S. made the top 20 in the annual Gallup index.

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Police dismiss 'plebgate' officer

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:16
A fourth police officer is dismissed for gross misconduct following an investigation into her role in the "plebgate" affair.

NHS 'Masterchef' contest launched

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:07
The Scottish government launches a competition aimed at improving standards of catering in the health service.

Former Leeds MD arrested in Dubai

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:03
Ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh is arrested in Dubai over allegations of financial irregularities at the club.
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