National / International News

US accuses 16 banks of Libor fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 13:19
A US regulator sues 16 banks - including some of the world's largest - for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).

Russian diplomat 'stabbed' in fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 13:11
A Russian diplomat was found stabbed following a drunken quarrel in Ottawa, Canada, according to local media.

Edwards praises record-breaking prop

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 13:07
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards says Gethin Jenkins is one of the most intelligent props to have played the game.

US entrepreneur jailed for beating

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:55
The co-founder of frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry is sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man in Los Angeles with a tyre iron.

Peer 'concern' over crash helicopter

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:53
A Northern Ireland peer killed in an air accident in Norfolk along with three others, had raised concerns about the helicopter that crashed, the BBC learns.

FBI-sting paedophile jailed for life

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:46
A former trainee teacher caught 11 years ago in an FBI sting targeting paedophiles is jailed for life for trying to abduct two girls.

Life in 'misery city'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:43
Is Singapore really the world's gloomiest place to live?

'You're too smart,' and other jibes about being single

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:39
'You're too smart,' and other jibes about being unmarried

Benefit changes tackle 'dependency'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:32
Big benefit changes, which start being introduced in Wales next month, will help transform a "dependency" culture, according to Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud.

Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:31

If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.

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That extra hour of daylight finally comes in handy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:21

Here’s an extended look at what’s coming up next week:

  • The Federal Reserve releases its Industrial Production report for February.
  • You attend a parade and drink green beer. You wonder, what did people do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day during prohibition? (You don’t think about this for too long.)
  • On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting on interest rates and the Labor Department issues its Consumer Price Index for February.
  • Engineer Rudolf Diesel was born on March 18, 1858. He invented the Diesel engine (duh).
  • Here's something to get you cooking: Wednesday is National Poultry Day.
  • On Thursday we get a glimpse at the housing market. The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes for February.
  • And it's the first day of spring. Time to clean, like, seriously. Did it occur to you that we gained an extra hour of daylight just to help us get that done? Because it just occurred to me.

VIDEO: US-Russia Ukraine crisis talks fail

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:11
US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks on Ukraine with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

VIDEO: Car driver speared by metal rail

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:09
A man who was speared through his body by a metal rail in a car crash praises hospital staff for saving his life.

How many stars? Affordable Care Act user reviews

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:04

The deadline to enroll for Affordable Care Act health benefits is fast approaching. To get covered through state or federal health exchanges starting this year, most will need to enroll by March 31, 2014.

Maybe you’re on the fence about signing up for ACA insurance. Is it worth it? Will you be able to get the kind of coverage you need? Do medical offices know how to deal with ACA billing? Is a glitchy nightmare?

Smart consumers know to read up on any big purchase before buying, so we asked Marketplace listeners to give us their “user reviews” of being insured under the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what some of them had to say:

Jan in El Cajon, CA says she’s been pretty disappointed with what the Affordable Care Act has had to offer her 27-year-old daughter:

Jen in Collingswood, NJ says she’s generally satisfied with the affordability of the ACA plans, and hasn’t run into much trouble using her benefits:

And Cameron in Seattle, WA wishes the ACA offered drastically different coverage options than traditional plans, but she does appreciate how affordable it’s made her medications:

We also asked people to write their ACA user reviews on Facebook:

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If you have a review of what it’s like to be insured by the Affordable Care Act, please leave a comment below, join the conversation on Facebook or tweet us @LiveMoney. And for more information about the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment deadline and other important dates, visit

With All Eyes On The East, A Seige Mentality Settles On Kiev

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

As the Crimean referendum approaches and Russia conducts military maneuvers near the border, many in Kiev say they feel under siege. They're convinced that Russian ambitions extend beyond Crimea.

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Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.

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Tell Your Bestie: The OED Has New Words

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

The Oxford English Dictionary is adding some 900 new words and phrases to its pages, with wackadoodle, bestie and DIYer among them. Melissa and Robert review some of the new entries.

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With Russian Minister, Kerry Kicks A Soccer Ball And Talks Ukraine

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in London Friday for talks about the crisis in Ukraine.

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After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.

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For The Poor, Warmth In The Winter Comes At A Steep Price

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

Record-cold temperatures in Knoxville, Tenn., have brought with them high utility bills, squeezing wallets. And while there are some assistance programs, there's not enough money to go around.

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