National / International News

St Helens 30-12 Catalan Dragons

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:18
St Helens reach their second Super League Grand Final in four years after overcoming Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park.

America runs on Dunkin's Wi-Fi

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:01

There's been a study done by the mobile market research firm WeFi looking at wireless internet use at coffee shops across the country.

Starbucks, it turns out, has the fastest wireless connections.

But it's customers at Dunkin' Donuts, by a margin of two to one, who use the most data.

Also, on a separate but related note, there's another study out there that says 40 percent of Americans would give up coffee over Wi-Fi.


Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:57
Kris Commons scores early as Celtic hold on for a hard-fought Europa League victory against Dinamo Zagreb.

US partially lifts Vietnam arms ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:45
The US is to partially lift its decades-old arms embargo on providing lethal military support to Vietnam, the state department announces.

11 schools face closure in shake-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:43
Eleven schools could close in south Wales to make way for three new "superschools" as councillors agree to start a consultation over a £75m shake-up.

Hong Kong leader refuses to quit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:30
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung insists he will not quit, but offers talks to pro-democracy protesters calling for his resignation.

Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:28

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.

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Two more UK Tornados to join IS fight

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:26
David Cameron announces the deployment of two more British Tornado planes to join the fight against Islamic State, as he visits RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

Jury rejects Breaking Bad murder bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:15
A woman is acquitted of trying to poison her mother in a Breaking Bad-inspired plot, but a jury finds her guilty of acquiring a biological agent or toxin.

A Mini-Stroke Called A TIA Can Spark Post-Traumatic Stress

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:15

Having a full-blown stroke can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, and that's also true for tiny strokes called TIAs, a study finds. Worry over future stroke risk may be a factor.

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Medicare Fines Record Number Of Hospitals For Excessive Readmissions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:09

Fewer Medicare patients are returning to hospitals within a month of discharge. But half the hospitals in 29 states and the District of Columbia will be penalized for failing to do a better job.

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Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:02
As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.

VIDEO: Sir Cliff doll reassures driver

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:00
A life-size Sir Cliff Richard doll has become the unlikely guardian for a woman from Norfolk after she told her husband she felt vulnerable driving alone after dark.

Your Fellow Diners' Size May Affect How Much You Eat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 11:34

In one study, people who ate near a heavier dining companion served themselves lots more food. Researchers say a fellow diner's weight is just one of many subconscious cues influencing what we eat.

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Hillsborough commander's 'wicked lie'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 11:31
Match commander Ch Supt David Duckenfield told a "wicked lie" by suggesting Liverpool fans forced a gate ahead of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, the inquests hear.

Pisa education ranking goal scrapped

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 11:24
The target to put Wales into the top 20 best-performing countries in education by next year is scrapped by Education Minister Huw Lewis.

Turkey MPs vote to join war on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 11:21
Turkey's parliament backs a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to fight Islamic State militants.

Rhondda council to hold merger talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 11:15
A south Wales council agrees to explore the option of voluntarily merging with a neighbouring authority.

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases ... For Now

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 11:07

Although there are seven same-sex-marriage cases pending before the court, the justices like to thoroughly vet a big issue like this before they choose which cases to hear and when.

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Death penalty sought in US beheading

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 10:58
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female co-worker after being suspended from his job.

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