National / International News

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:27
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

Plea by parents of Aurora accused

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:19
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:17
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

Flat intruder guilty of knife murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:16
An intruder who fatally stabbed a man at a flat in Glasgow faces a life sentence after being convicted of murder.

Blackberry shares drop on earnings

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 07:10
Shares in Blackberry drop nearly 6% as the troubled smartphone maker reports a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter.

Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:57

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:47

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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Pakistan school massacre: Who are the dead?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:43
The BBC profiles victims of the Taliban school massacre

Hazard set for new deal - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:34
Chelsea's Eden Hazard will sign a new contract and could become one of the club's greats, says Jose Mourinho.

Does this 90-year-old photo show the world's first 'selfie stick'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27
Family photo reveals 2014's hot gadget in use in 1920s

FIFA Votes To Release At Least Some Of The World Cup Report

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27

Soccer's governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.

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MP received 2,500 racist tweets

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:25
An MP who received 2,500 racist tweets in three days calls for social media companies not to "host hate" on their sites.

Your Wallet: Indulgence

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:23

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US church crash claims fourth victim

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:04
A young boy has become the fourth fatality after a motorist slammed into a crowd in front of a California church.

Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:54

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

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Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:50

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half that nation's academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.

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VIDEO: Masseur call interrupts Van Gaal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:28
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal's news conference is interrupted by an announcement on the club's public address system.

Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:23
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

Dalglish recalls Hillsborough mayhem

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:19
Former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish has been describing the "mayhem" at Hillsborough during the disaster, when he was the club's manager.

Mother dies of sudden death syndrome

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:14
A mother collapses and dies just days before Christmas of the rare heart condition sudden arrhythmic death syndrome.