National / International News

20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 10:39

In 1996, Bill Clinton spoke at the reopening ceremony of this historically black church. On Tuesday, Mount Zion became the latest in a wave of fires at black churches since the Charleston shooting.

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Prince William calls England squad

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 10:28
England receive a surprise phone call from the Duke of Cambridge before their Women's World Cup semi-final with Japan.

Fracking 'could lower house prices'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 10:27
Fracking could reduce house prices, increase traffic and noise and damage the landscape in rural communities, according to a draft official report.

Ex-SS guard admits aiding Auschwitz

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 10:22
A former SS guard being tried for accessory to murder, Oskar Groening, admits he helped Auschwitz function by sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews.

Abuse inquiry challenge dismissed

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 10:10
A judge dismisses a legal bid by two Catholic charities to overturn the appointment of a top QC as chairwoman into historic child abuse in Scotland.

RFC owner's 10-year director ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:59
The owner of Neath RFC and his mother are banned from being company directors after failing to declare more than £1.5m in VAT.

US gay marriage resistance continues

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:58
Officials in the US south are resisting last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by refusing to issue licences to any couples - gay or straight.

VIDEO: First UK Tunisia dead repatriated

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:58
The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.

Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:49

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area since a year ago, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

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Sunderland sign Coates from Liverpool

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:47
Sunderland sign Liverpool's Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract.

13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:46

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give more insight into her daily activities--and some funny daily struggles.

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Bobby Bonilla's $1,193,248.20 yearly check

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:44

Here's some baseball and Wall Street news all rolled into one.

Wednesday is payday for former Major League Baseball player Bobby Bonilla. Bonilla, who hasn't played an inning in the big leagues since 2001, gets a check for $1,193,248.20 from the New York Mets every July 1st from now until 2035.

It's a deferred payment deal the Mets ownership agreed to because — and this is the amazing-slash-terrible part — they were getting more from their investments with Bernie Madoff than the Bonilla deal would cost 'em.

Survey Forecasts A Banner Year For Atlantic Sea Scallops

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:44

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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Non-stick mayo jars being developed

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:43
Norwegian mayonnaise maker Orkla signs a deal to use a non-stick coating in its food products.

Saudi prince to give away $32bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:40
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.

Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression in Children

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:38

Drugs intended to treat psychosis are also used to treat behavioral problems in children with ADHD. Less risky behavioral treatments and medications should be the first choice, researchers say.

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VIDEO: Lollies for lemurs as heat rises

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:30
Bristol Zoo hands out frozen fruit and iced tea to its lemurs, gorillas and other animals as the temperature rises.

VIDEO: Watson's exquisite sliced winner

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:22
British number one Heather Watson plays an exquisite forehand winner against former world number five Daniela Hantuchova.

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle forest blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:21
A fire breaks out at Thetford Forest, with the heat being a "contributing factor".

VIDEO: Three seconds to explain Greek crisis?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 09:13
The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis as simply as possible.