National / International News

Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-25 03:00

Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.

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Images of Russian bombers released

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:54
Pictures of RAF Typhoon jets shadowing bombers off Scotland

UK retail sales edge up in March

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:46
Retail sales edged up in March compared with the previous month, official figures show.

Man escapes injury in explosion

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:31
A man in his 20s is left badly shaken after what is believed to have been a pipe bomb exploded outside his home in north Belfast.

Health atlas shows risks by area

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:29
A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.

McGregor on course for FA Cup final

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:24
Hull keeper Allan McGregor could play in the FA Cup final against Arsenal having recovered from kidney damage.

Deadly DR Congo stadium stampede

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:21
Several people have been crushed to death in a stampede at a tribute festival for DR Congo singer King Kester Emeneya, officials say.

New Rangers share issue planned

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:21
Rangers will hold a new share issue and are expected to make some staff redundant as they seek to raise up to £30m.

Tech firms offer funds to plug bug

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:21
Tech industry pledges funds to support the development of OpenSSL and prevent another Heartbleed bug.

Laws 'failing to protect cyclists'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:21
Thousands of campaigners are set to cycle to Holyrood in a call for greater protection for cyclists in Scotland.

Doctors can learn a lot from dentists

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:12

Have dentists struck gold?

Not in the mouths of their patients, but in of all places, in Medicaid, a program infamous for its low reimbursement rates. 

In a National Bureau of Economic Research report, University of Michigan business professor Tom Buchmueller found that in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act dentists saw about a 7 percent rise in income. And he says some also avoided increased patient wait times.

New income, new patients and no more wait times? How'd they pull that off?

Dentists leaned on their hygienists.

Wait times did increase in states with restrictive so-called scope of practice laws -- where mid-level professionals like hygienists and nurse practitioners -- have less autonomy. 

Incidental Economist contributor Adrianna McIntyre says the study shows the value of relaxing these state laws and giving those mid-level professionals more responsibility.

"I think that we are going to eventually see changes to scope of practice laws. What I don't know is how long that's going to take," she says.

Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 02:04
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

Beyonce leads 100 influential people

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:58
Singer Beyonce is the cover star for Time magazine's special 100 most influential people issue, featuring Barack Obama, Miley Cyrus and Steve McQueen.

Russia fears Crimea water shortage

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:57
Russian officials say a water shortage in Crimea threatens to become acute as Ukraine has reduced the supply via a key canal.

Ferry relatives confront officials

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:57
Frustrated relatives of scores of passengers still missing from the South Korean ferry disaster angrily confront senior government officials.

Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:48
A passenger is detained at Bali airport after apparently attempting to enter an aircraft's cockpit while drunk, sparking a hijack alert.

Four classic Leeds-St Helens cup ties

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:39
BBC Sport looks at some thrilling Leeds versus St Helens encounters before Saturday's Challenge Cup fifth-round tie

Nigeria vows to find abducted girls

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:16
After a crisis meeting, Nigeria's government vows to do all it can to rescue some 190 girls abducted from their school last week.

What isn't available on Amazon Prime: Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week we're joined by tech reporter for the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo.

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Father Ted star joins EastEnders

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:58
Irish actress Pauline McLynn to have "recurring guest role' in the BBC One soap, playing Dot Cotton's daughter-in-law, Yvonne.

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