National / International News

Iran 'won't give up nuclear plans'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:12
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs negotiations with world powers but warns Tehran will never give up its nuclear plans.

The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:08

Jim and Deb Fallows of the Atlantic continue their travels across the United States, in partnership with Marketplace. This week, the Fallows are taking a break from exploring different towns across the country to examine something we all do – introduce ourselves.  

Or more precisely, they're examining the thing we say right after we introduce ourselves. It’s different in every part of the country.

In New York or D.C., the first question after an introduction is often “What do you do?” – meaning, what’s your job? But careful asking that question in Burlington, Vermont, says Fallows. People are more likely to respond, “I ski or I run a lot or I have a little boat.”

Deb Fallows says “It’s a question that matters. It’s something we say all the time." She was caught off guard when, in Greenville, South Carolina, she was asked what church she went to. In cities like Chicago or Boston, it’s not uncommon for people to ask "Which parish do you live in?" In midsized cities, it's often "Where did you go to high school?"

Fallows says the questions are meant to tease out socioeconomic status, political viewpoints, and cultural background.

“You know that somebody’s kind of digging for information to put you into their world – how do you fit into my world?

Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 09:00

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.

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Homophobic gesture footballer guilty

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 08:34
A footballer who made a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans is found guilty of using abusive or insulting behaviour, in a landmark legal case.

The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 08:21

Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

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Ukraine ultimatum to east activists

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 08:20
Ukraine tells pro-Russia activists occupying buildings in eastern cities the situation will be resolved "by negotiations or force" within 48 hours.

9-Month-Old Boy Charged With Attempted Murder In Pakistan

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 08:17

Musa Khan was arrested along with his family at a violent protest in Lahore where police said the boy threw stones at them.

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Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 08:05
Oscar Pistorius breaks down as he is shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend on the first day of cross-examination at his murder trial.

Police searches in dead birds probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:48
Police carry out searches in an area of the Highlands where 19 birds of prey have been found dead.

Clifford 'master of intimidation'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:40
Max Clifford is a "risk taker" and a "master in the art of intimidation and manipulation", the prosecution says in the closing speeches at his trial.

Map illustrates 'Russian GPS' fault

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:38
The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland issue a map illustrating the effects of the outage that hit Russia's GLONASS sat-nav system.

Ex-editor was aware of Milly message

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:34
Stuart Kuttner, former managing editor of the NoW, tells the hacking trial he knew the paper had a voicemail from missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone.

Hull City name change plan rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:17
Hull City's proposed name change to Hull Tigers has been rejected by the Football Association Council.

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:14

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.

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Ferrari suffer Bahrain test setback

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:08
Ferrari's attempts to improve their form suffer a setback as they abandon running early at this week's Bahrain test.

Car fumes cut easier than UN thought

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:07
UN experts say they underestimated the gains carmakers have made in fuel efficiency, but a huge expected increase in global traffic may outweigh this.

Irish president meets London mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:03
Irish President Michael D Higgins meets Mayor of London Boris Johnston on the second day of his historic visit to the UK.

PODCAST: Medicare's pay-data dump

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

As of today, we know a whole lot more about how much Medicare pays doctors. The government has released huge amounts of data on which doctors, got paid how much, for what procedures. The data show payments to more than 800,000 doctors and health care organizations. It includes information for thousands of procedures.

Also, some mergers have relevance to people’s lives says antitrust attorney Allen Grunes, and the proposed Time Warner-Comcast deal is one of them. Grunes, with the firm GeyerGorey, says the internet will be a focal point as the combined company would have at least 40 percent, and as much as 50 percent, of the fastest high-speed internet service market.

Coffee is the single-most popular food item — solid or liquid — that Americans consume at breakfast, according to the NPD Group. And although American coffee consumption has been more or less flat since the 1980s (and has fallen since peaking in the 1940s), one category is booming: single serve. The dominant player in the domestic market is Green Mountain’s Keurig machines and their K-cup pods but Switzerland-based Nestle and its Nespresso machines are hoping to muscle in to U.S. market.

On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.

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Murder hunt after city house death

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:49
Police launch a murder inquiry after a woman is found dead and her partner seriously injured following reports of a man within their home.
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