National / International News

'Nuclear' nun conviction overturned

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:23
An appeals court overturns sabotage convictions against an elderly Catholic nun and two other activists who broke into a US nuclear defence site in 2012.

Move Over Mount Rushmore, There's Another Club Of Presidents

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:19

President Obama's visit to South Dakota will allow him to brag that he has set foot in each of the 50 states — only three other U.S. presidents can make that claim.

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued For The Carolinas

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:18

Subtropical storm Ana is expected to make landfall Saturday evening. The area is forecast to receive 45 mph winds and up to 6 inches of rain.

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Burundi president defies critics

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:16
Burundi's leader Pierre Nkurunziza defies critics by launching his third-term bid and denies that violence is spiralling out of control.

What's In A Name? Band Founder Fights Government To Retain 'The Slants'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:04

Simon Tam, the founder and bassist of The Slants, has spent six years trying to register his group's name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name disparages Asians.

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A baffled American's take on the UK election

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:42
A baffled American's take on the UK election

Plane crashes into Atlanta motorway

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:34
Four people are killed after a small aeroplane slams into one of Atlanta's main motorways.

Bid to retry man over 1992 murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:34
A man cleared of murdering a 19-year-old student more than 20 years ago could stand trial again under double jeopardy legislation.