National / International News

Macy's to cut jobs and close stores

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:02
US retailer Macy's says it will cut 2,500 jobs and shut five stores as part of a restructuring plan.

Medical glue 'can fix broken heart'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:59
A glue that can seal open wounds or repair leaking blood vessels in the heart is developed in the US.

Parties fight for low-paid

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:57
How the minimum wage has become a political football

Cuts council slammed over £150K post

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:48
Unions condemn plans for a new £150,000-a-year council post after Salford said it had been "forced" to slash care services.

Gallup: Record Number Of Americans Identify As Independents

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:47

The uptick reflects a trend in recent years toward eschewing party labels. It's a shift that's hurt the GOP more than the Democratic Party.

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VIDEO: Sony chief on logging your life

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:46
The chief executive of Sony explains his new life logging kit and says parts of the company may have to be restructured.

US Republican 'outraged' at emails

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:42
Republican rising star Chris Christie says it is "unacceptable" that his aide allegedly orchestrated traffic mayhem to pursue a political vendetta.

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells Agencies

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:35

The move by the governor's office clouds the legal status of hundreds of same-sex couples who were granted marriage licenses after Utah's ban was overturned on Dec. 20.

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PM and Polish leader discuss benefits

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:30
David Cameron and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk seek to smooth relations amid a dispute over benefit payments to EU migrants.

Germany's Merkel To Visit U.S. Amid Anger Over NSA Spying

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:28

The trip would mark a thawing of relations between the allies that were strained by reports the National Security Agency spied on the German chancellor. A German government spokesman said Wednesday Angela Merkel would visit Washington in the coming months.

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So Are 2 Drinks A Day Really Too Many?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:27

Scientists aren't entirely sure if moderate alcohol consumption is good for your heart. But they're very clear on the risks of drinking. And it turns out that moderate alcohol use is a lot stingier than most of us think, public health officials say.

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Four dead US helicopter crew named

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:22
Four US servicemen who died when their helicopter crashed in Norfolk are named by officials at RAF Lakenheath.

Balls hints he could work with Clegg

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:20
Labour's Ed Balls indicates he might be willing to work with Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in coalition, saying he has "no reason to doubt his integrity".

Peers veto 'public annoyance' law

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:16
Peers veto a government proposal under which courts could impose injunctions to stop people being annoying in public.

This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:15

A small Canadian company has created a genetically engineered apple that doesn't go brown when you slice it. It's waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But some apple producers are worried that this new product will taint the apple's wholesome, all-natural image.

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Hitzlsperger reveals he is gay

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:10
Former Aston Villa, West Ham and Everton midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger announces in a newspaper that he is gay.

TV Makers Look To Pack More Pixels Into Your Home TV With 4K

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 13:07

TV makers, studios and streaming companies are all getting behind 4K TVs, which offer higher resolutions than even high-definition TVs. Some say it could worry Hollywood and lead to even less risk-taking in movies, but the technology still has significant hurdles to overcome.

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Virtual reality readies for lift off

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 12:51
The headsets that could spark a video games revolution

As Costs Soar, Who Will Pay For The Panama Canal's Expansion?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 12:49

The canal is being widened to handle much larger ships. But after five years of building, the project is expected to cost at least $1.6 billion more than planned. The builders and the canal operators both say the other side should pay.

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