National / International News

England could vacate Wembley in 2018

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 14:28
England could play some home games away from Wembley in 2018 if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium.

VIDEO: 'Colossal explosions' in Kobane

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 14:04
Islamic State fighters have renewed their advance in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as the US warned air strikes alone could not save it.

HTC handheld camera to rival GoPro

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 14:01
HTC unveils a wide angle, waterproof, camera that does not have a viewfinder or screen, which is set to compete with the GoPro range.

Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:47

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.

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Some Good News: Near Perfect Weather For Most Of The Country

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:35

A weather map on Wednesday showed no significant watches or warnings across the Lower 48.

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VIDEO: Space weather forecast station opens

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:32
The Met Office opens a new centre dedicated to the forecast of the weather in space.

Drill for the cure

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:24

October is, as you may know if you watched an NFL game in the past weekend, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink whistles, pink cleats — pink everything, practically, makes an appearance in support of the cause.

Also, which we saw in Salon today, courtesy of the oilfield services company Baker Hughes, one-thousand pink drill bits.

Which is great, I guess, but doesn't the pink get scraped off when the drills start drilling?

And, aren't there all kinds of carcinogens in oil?

Stewart told ECB of parody insiders

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:20
Alec Stewart told England bosses in 2012 that some of Kevin Pietersen's team-mates had access to a mocking Twitter account.

Cumberbatch kicks off film festival

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:19
Hundreds of screaming fans welcome Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley on a wet red carpet at the gala opening of this year's BFI London Film Festival.

Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:17

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.

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UK sending 750 troops to tackle Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:14
The UK is sending 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.

Apology from S Korea ferry skipper

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:11
The captain of a South Korean ferry which sank with the loss of 304 lives apologises in court - but denies committing murder.

Britain's best baker is crowned

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 13:00
The winner of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off is revealed.

Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:52

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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VIDEO: Cumberbatch: 'Turing was a hero'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:47
Benedict Cumberbatch pays tribute to Alan Turing at the BFI London Film Festival opening night gala screening of his new film, The Imitation Game.

Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:45

It’s doing better by lots of measurements — but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what Obama is out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better — much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story above, and we might include it in the show.

In 'Season Of Mercy,' Will Vatican Rethink Communion For Divorcees?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:40

Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.

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Lawsuit Testing Personhood Of Chimps Gets Its Day At An Appeals Court

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:37

A lower court had tossed the case, but an appellate court heard oral arguments today. Lawyers said that Tommy, a chimp in New York, deserves the same rights as Homo sapiens.

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DJ 'promised girl fame before rape'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:32
A former DJ accused of raping a 15-year-old girl with Jimmy Savile raped another teenager after promising her fame, a court hears.

A Strong Voice From The Ebola Front: Lorenzo Dorr

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 12:23

Drugs are in short supply. So is protective gear. Muddy roads may be impassable. But community health worker Lorenzo Dorr continues his efforts to keep Ebola in check in remote parts of Liberia.

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