National / International News

Maryland's Bold Plan To Curb Hospital Costs Gets Federal Blessing

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:58

Hospitals in Maryland would be financially rewarded for keeping people healthy and out of the hospital. The arrangement, once unimaginable, could serve as a model for containing hospital costs elsewhere in the country.

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Japan and China row over Africa

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:52
China and Japan are criticising each other's policies in Africa as each pledges more money for the continent.

Man Utd eye Chelsea return for Rooney

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:50
Manchester United hope Wayne Rooney will be fit to return against Chelsea on 19 January after warm-weather training.

VIDEO: Floods: Just weather or climate change?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:46
In the week David Cameron told MPs he "very much suspects" the recent floods are linked to climate change, the Daily Politics asked the public if they agreed.

Forward Ruiz told he can leave Fulham

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:45
Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz is told he is free to talk to other clubs by new manager Rene Meulensteen.

New protection for genuine Scotch

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:38
A new scheme is launched by the UK government to protect the Scotch whisky industry from fake or sub-standard products.

Are we missing a trick on A&E?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:37
Is the NHS in England coping well this winter?

Cuba, Land Of The $250,000 Family Sedan

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:35

For the first time in five decades, the Cuban government has begun selling new and used vehicles to anyone who can afford them. But with used Volkswagen Passats priced at $70,000 and a 2013 Peugeot sedan priced at $250,000, it's pretty clear the Castro government doesn't really want to sell them. Why?

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Cuba, Land Of The $250,000 Family Sedan

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:35

For the first time in five decades, the Cuban government has begun selling new and used vehicles to anyone who can afford them. But with used Volkswagen Passats priced at $70,000 and a 2013 Peugeot sedan priced at $250,000, it's pretty clear the Castro government doesn't really want to sell them. Why?

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Soldier charged with drug smuggling

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:26
A serving British soldier is charged with trying to smuggle 11lb (5kg) of cocaine into the UK through Heathrow Airport.

Target data theft hit 70 million

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:26
US retail giant Target's investigation into December's major data theft reveals that up to 70 million people are affected, not 40 million as first thought.

Town hit by 'month of earthquakes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:23
Twenty small earthquakes are recorded around a Nottinghamshire town in a month, the British Geological Survey confirms.

Met PC admits 'plebgate' misconduct

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:14
A Metropolitan Police officer admits misconduct in public office over the "plebgate" affair and will offer to resign from the force.

Local TV stations put forward bids

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 06:12
Three firms outline their bids to run local TV stations for the Bangor, Mold and Swansea areas.

VIDEO: Flood prevention plans delayed

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 05:57
Plans to force housing developers to build flood prevention measures around new homes are facing further delays over who pays for them.

Paisley bombing comments criticised

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 05:56
Former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley has made controversial comments about the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings.

Target Says 70 Million Individuals' Data May Have Been Stolen

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 05:28

The number of people affected by a data breach during the holiday shopping season has increased dramatically. Target says customers names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses were taken. It's offering free credit monitoring and "zero liability" for any fraudulent charges.

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