National / International News

The state of manufacturing in the states

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:30

Stephan Richter, editor in chief of The Globalist, has a question: What percentage of of U.S. jobs does the manufacturing sector account for today?

But more to the point, are those jobs part of an industry renaissance, or are they a new kind of employment that in reality, is not as good as it sounds?

Richter joined Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to talk about the danger of heralding the return of manufacturing to the U.S.

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Name given after fatal bus collision

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:24
Police release the name of a woman who died after being knocked down by a bus in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Searchers Retrieve Six Bodies From Indonesian Waters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:21

The discovery came after several pieces of red, white and black debris were spotted in the Java Sea near Borneo island. AirAsia planes are red and white.

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Newcastle duo take temporary charge

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:18
John Carver and Steve Stone will be in charge for Newcastle's next two matches with Alan Pardew set to join Crystal Palace.

FTSE falls on Greece and oil woes

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:05
London's leading shares fall in early Tuesday trading as fears persist over Greece's bail-out programme and the price of Brent crude falls further.

Cycling's cheerleader for change

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:04
Shorter Grand Tours and proper contests between top riders - the owner of cycling's 'superteam' outlines his remedy for renewal.

Albanian seamen die in ferry rescue

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:01
Two Albanian seamen are killed on a tugboat while towing the fire-stricken Norman Atlantic ferry.

Here's Why Obama Said The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 01:00

The president says incidents in the past year have "surfaced" long-simmering issues between minority communities and authorities, allowing for a healthy airing of grievances.

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Next revises profit expectations up

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 00:54
Fashion chain Next expects yearly profits to recover some of the ground lost after a warm spell in the third quarter.

Actor Diamond in court over stabbing

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 00:49
Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has appeared in court in Wisconsin, accused of stabbing a man at a bar on Christmas Day.

Howard out for up to six weeks

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 00:43
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out of action for up to six weeks after picking up a calf injury.

India captain Dhoni quits Tests

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 00:15
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Test cricket with immediate effect at the age of 33.

The Fleeting Obsessions Of The White House Press Corps

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 00:03

From the VA and Secret Service scandals to Ebola, each week brought another hot issue into the White House briefing room. Here's a look at just how short the press corps' attention span was in 2014.

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:58

Everyone knows it's dangerous to drink and drive, but a lot of people still do it. Strict enforcement of traffic laws makes it less likely that people will get behind the wheel when soused.

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:57

States have passed more than 200 abortion regulations since 2010, and the number is expected to rise. Abortion rights supporters say that could cause big geographical variations in access to care.

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A 'Lost Boy' Helps The Girls Of South Sudan Find An Education

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:56

Daniel Majok Gai fled South Sudan twice because of war. He wants to return for good. But for now, he's giving back by helping youth there gain an education. His inspiration: a girl named Annah.

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Actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:54
Actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, dies at the age of 104.

VIDEO: Ebola convoy arrives at Royal Free

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:50
A health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone has arrived at a specialist treatment centre in London.

Westland: Heseltine's Libya concerns

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:45
Michael Heseltine tried to stop a US-led bid for a UK defence firm in 1985 by warning of possible Libyan links, documents show.

VIDEO: SS Vega's WWII relief mission

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 23:29
People living in the war-torn Channel Islands 70 years ago faced a desperate plight as, after years of German occupation, food and medical supplies had all but run out.