National / International News

Weekly Wrap: Blame geopolitics

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-08 04:41

Felix Salmon of Fusion and Jo Ling Kent of Fox Business News talk with about geopolitics, economics and where the two shall meet. 

Paragliders trapped in boat rigging

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 04:26
A south Wales father and son are left stuck in a boat's rigging while paragliding on holiday in northern Cyprus.

Pakistan returns India soldier

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:43
Pakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.

Day in pictures: 8 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:30
24 hours of news photos: 8 August

Thousands at Bristol Balloon Fiesta

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:26
Hot air balloons take part in Bristol's annual event

PODCAST: New credit scores

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:00

FICO -- the nation's leading provider of those all-important credit scores so many of us have tatooed on us -- has announced that it is changing the formula it uses to score our credit in a way that could boost the credit scores for tens of millions of Americans. More on what you need to know about your FICO credit score. Plus, things are getting tougher for military personnel who get help on their college tuition. The current rule is people getting assistance have to just pass the classes, but the government now wants them do better than that. Also, Cleveland is a sports town, be it baseball, basketball or badminton. That game is one of 35 featured in the Gay Games, which start Saturday. The international Gay Games 9 competition is expected to bring 30,000 visitors to the area. More on what some small businesses are doing to get fans into their establishments.

 

VIDEO: How to hone your drone flying skills

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 02:57
BBC Click finds out what you need to know before flying a consumer drone and how they perform

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