National / International News

Staying ahead of the curve on cyberthreats

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:00

When hackers are increasingly organized and effective, what can a government do to protect citizens? Investing in open security architecture may be one option.

Granddad in court for boy's murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:47
A man appears at crown court for the first time charged with murdering his nine-year-old grandson.

Childcare costs 'cancels out wages'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:47
One in 10 UK families see one earner's wages used solely to cover childcare and commuting costs, research by insurer Aviva suggests.

Cameroon air strikes on Boko Haram

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:46
Cameroon has carried out air strikes against militant Islamist group Boko Haram for the first time, after it attacked a military base, a spokesman says.

West Brom wait on Irvine future

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:40
West Brom are not expected to make an announcement on Monday about the future of manager Alan Irvine.

Wolf 'most pirated film of 2014'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:26
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's true-life tale of corrupt New York stockbrokers, leads the pack of the most illegally downloaded movies of 2014.

Oliver 'turned down Hobbit role'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:12
Celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver reveals he turned down the chance to appear as a hobbit in one of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequels.

Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:02

Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:01

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.

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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:00

President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.

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Sky Swing taken away after problem

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:59
A fairground ride which left passengers dangling 65ft up is taken down and removed from Cardiff's Winter Wonderland.

Entertainment quiz of 2014: Music

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:50
How much do you remember about the past 12 months?

First Survivors Rescued From Burning Greek Ferry Arrive In Italy

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:50

Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in frigid temperatures and rough seas between Italy and Albania.

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Happy Valley tops Radio Times poll

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:43
BBC One's police drama Happy Valley was the best TV show of 2014, according to Radio Times' team of critics.

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:36

Quick treatment with Narcan can save a life after an overdose of heroin or opioid pain pills. The year 2014 saw more cops, drug users and their families carrying Narcan "rescue kits."

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Ladies Lead Whiskey Renaissance As Distillers And New Tipplers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:16

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.

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The 12 tech months of 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:12
A look back at 12 months, as measured out by technology stories.

Family and puppy pulled from fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:12
Seven people and a puppy are rescued after a car fire in Rochdale set a nearby house ablaze.

VIDEO: Smoke hampers ferry rescue effort

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:06
Rescuers have spent the night battling smoke and gale-force winds to try to save more than 250 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the Adriatic Sea.

VIDEO: Robot-assisted surgery gains ground

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:03
Robot-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly common in UK hospitals, as the BBC's Victoria Gill reports.