National / International News

Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:48

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:47

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.

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Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:44

With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.

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The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:41

Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.

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England errors frustrate Guscott

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:32
England and Scotland both lost at the weekend but their performances roused very different emotions in Jeremy Guscott.

VIDEO: Driverless cars compete in China

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:02
China has been holding its sixth driverless car competition, with the unmanned vehicles having to navigate their way through various obstacles.

School mourns five crash teenagers

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 22:50
Pupils at a South Yorkshire school are mourning five "wonderful young people" who died in a car crash at the weekend.

VIDEO: Jailed Twitter troll speaks of regret

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 22:48
Internet trolling has become a growing problem in recent years, but is enough being done to teach children about online abuse?

Serco chairman leaves troubled firm

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 22:46
The chairman of Serco, the beleaguered outsourcing firm that has several contracts with the UK government, announces he will leave the company.

VIDEO: Mediterranean diet 'best for obesity'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 22:35
A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.

'Stop £11m M4 relief road'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 22:09
Spending on a controversial M4 relief road should be stopped because it will cost £11m over the next two years, Plaid Cymru says.

Asian shares lower on Japan GDP data

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:59
Asian markets traded lower on Monday on news that Japan's economy contracted for a second consecutive quarter, marking a recession.

Bulldozers to demolish Bridger home

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:57
Bulldozers are set to start demolishing a cottage dubbed the "house of evil", where Mark Bridger is believed to have murdered five-year-old April Jones.

VIDEO: Xi Jinping on Australia trade deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:45
China's President Xi Jinping addressed the Australian parliament ahead of signing a free trade agreement between the two countries.

Unseen WW1 photos uncovered

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:42
Unseen World War One photographs uncovered

VIDEO: Velvet Revolution: 25 years on

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:30
Twenty-five years after the fall of communism in Prague, has disillusionment set in?

DEA Agents Surprise At Least 3 NFL Teams' Medical Staffs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:29

The agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

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Police vehicle 'struck by device'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:16
A police vehicle is attacked with what is believed to have been a bomb in north Belfast.

Bernstein call to boycott World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 21:15
Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should boycott the 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.

Colombia calls off Farc peace talks

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 20:49
The Colombian president‎ Juan Manuel Santos calls off peace talks with the Farc rebel group after the apparent kidnapping of an army general.