National / International News

Obituary: Bob Hoskins

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:13
'You don't end up looking like me if you're a tough guy'

VIDEO: Too sexy for Kenya's police?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:10
Row in Kenya over policewoman's skirt

V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:08

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.

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To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:08

Asking preschoolers to be helpers is more effective than asking them to help, a study suggests. The noun-based approach works with adults, too, psychologists say, but don't take it too far.

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Warnings on S Korea ferry 'ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:06
The owner of the sunken South Korean ferry ignored a captain's warnings about the ship's stability, prosecutors say, as two company officials are detained.

Kiev 'helpless' in east Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:03
Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov admits his forces are helpless to quell unrest driven by pro-Russia activists in parts of the east.

In pictures: Desperate plight of Muslims in Myanmar camp

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:55
Myanmar's displaced Muslims fight to survive

Donald Trump confirms Turnberry buy

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:47
US property tycoon Donald Trump confirms that he has bought the Turnberry golf resort and hotel in Ayrshire.

Botched Oklahoma Execution Prompts Questions About Lethal Injection

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:30

The aborted execution of Clayton Lockett, who died of a heart attack, and problems in other states have sparked calls for a reassessment.

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Gays In Cincinnati: From Second-Class Citizens To Fully Accepted

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:18

Cincinnati had a history of discrimination against gays, but all that has changed. The LGBT community has been embraced by politicians and corporations and now feels much safer than it used to.

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Farage will not stand in by-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:15
UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells the BBC he will not stand in a by-election caused by ex-Tory MP Patrick Mercer's resignation.

US economic growth slows sharply

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:06
US economic growth slows to 0.1% in the first quarter of the year, thanks to the impact of unusually bad winter weather.

In pictures: Bob Hoskins

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:05
Pictures from the life and career of Bob Hoskins who has died aged 71

VIDEO: Prince Harry splits up with Cressida

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:03
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas have broken up, but are said to remain "best friends".

PODCAST: Winter came for the GDP

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:00

On Wednesday, the government reported GDP numbers. Turns out, January to March showed hardly any growth -- an annual rate of just one-tenth of one percent, way below forecasts. Spending on goods was down, but for services, like healthcare, consumer spending was up. Business investments and exports were down, so it wasn't just the weather. But analysts say more recent data suggest the current quarter will be better.

Plus, it seems like you can get everything at a Walmart—including the kitchen sink. And, now, auto insurance. Wal-Mart is rolling out a new service via its website,, that allows consumers to shop online for auto coverage, compare premiums, and sign up for a policy all in one sitting and from a single website. It’s part of the giant retailer’s strategy to offer more financial services as it struggles to sell more to consumers in its stores, says retail consultant Burt Flickinger III at the Strategic Resource Group in New York.

“Whether it’s money transfers, or competing with GameStop on used videos, or auto insurance, Walmart is struggling to attract shoppers,” says Flickinger. “And the shoppers aren’t coming to the supercenters.”


Earth's last warm phase probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:58
Scientists tie together ice and marine records from 120,000 years ago to paint a picture of Earth's poles when they were warmer than today.

What's The NSA Doing Now? Training More Cyberwarriors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:57

The military's reliance on cyberspace is outpacing its ability to defend against cyberattacks, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Here's how cyberwarriors are being trained.

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Prince announces UK arena tour

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:48
Following a series of low key gigs, US singer Prince announces a run of UK arena dates.

Rogers inspires superb Middlesex win

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:19
Opener Chris Rogers' unbeaten 241 guides Middlesex to 472-3 and a remarkable seven-wicket victory over Yorkshire.

UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:12
The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.

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