National / International News

Supreme Court Revives Pregnant UPS Worker's Discrimination Lawsuit

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 07:11

At issue is an employer's responsibilities under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The decision gives a former UPS driver another chance to show the company discriminated against her.

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Ministers back child car smoking ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 07:10
The Scottish government says it will support a bill to ban smoking in cars when children under 18 are present.

Car slows when it sees speed signs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:45
Ford announces it is to start selling cars that restrict their speed to the limits shown on the road signs they pass.

Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:39

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."

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Insurer creates 170 new Swansea jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:35
A motor insurer announces plans to create almost 170 news jobs as part of an expansion at its Swansea operation.

Red Bull's Newey accused of lying

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:32
Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul accuses Red Bull's Adrian Newey of lying after he blamed the car's problems on the engine.

VIDEO: Tony Hall statement on Jeremy Clarkson

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:30
BBC director general Tony Hall's statement announcing that Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed.

Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:27
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract renewed after the BBC concludes an investigation into his "fracas" with a producer.

VIDEO: Clarkson's time as Top Gear host

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:22
David Sillito looks back over Jeremy Clarkson's time as Top Gear host.

Nigeria shuts borders ahead of polls

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:19
Nigeria orders the closure of land and sea borders to prevent foreigners from voting in Saturday's tightly contested elections, a minister says.

The Jeremy Clarkson story

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:03
How did the controversial star get to where he is now?

Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After 9/11, But Must Speed Reforms

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:02

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."

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Crash Victims Include Students, Opera Singers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 06:00

One hundred and fifty people are believed to have died when Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed Tuesday. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S.

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Bloodhound car has engine fitting

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:46
The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car has a fitting with the Rolls-Royce jet engine it will use to try to break the world land speed record.

Day in pictures: 25 March 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:44
Images from around the world: 25 March

Workers 'forced to live under stairs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:42
Vulnerable Eastern Europeans were trafficked to Plymouth and ordered to live under the stairs "like some grotesque Harry Potter concept", a court hears.

Elephants rescue lorry in Louisiana

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:41
A pair of elephants helped prevent a lorry, stuck in a muddy lay-by, from overturning in the US state of Louisiana.

Drones: US loss could be UK's gain

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:30
As Amazon complains that US regulators are taking too long to issue test permits, countries like the UK could be well placed to profit, says a leading academic

Women's Super League One preview

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:28
BBC Sport looks at the prospects for all eight Women's Super League One clubs as the 2015 season gets under way.

China rejects call to free activists

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 05:24
China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.