National / International News

Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:31

If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.

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Children dead in French bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.

VIDEO: 'Scenes of devastation' in Gaza City

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:24
Are poor procurement practices costing NHS millions?

Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:20
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

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For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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VIDEO: Crowds welcome 'Lusty' for last time

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:58
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time.

Buttler replaces Prior for England

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:52
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.

Woman guilty of 1997 fire deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:42
A woman has been found guilty of killing two children in a revenge arson attack 17 years ago.

VIDEO: Culture, Media and Sport Committee

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:30
MPs are taking evidence in a one-off session on the 2022 World Cup bidding process.

175,000 migrants 'still missing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:30
The Home Office does not know if 175,000 people who have no right to be in the UK have left or not, auditors say.

NHS staff balloted over strike action

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:28
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in ODI

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:21
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international.

Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:20
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.

Chambers pulls out of Commonwealths

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:14
British 100m champion Dwain Chambers withdraws from the Commonwealth Games to focus on the European Championships in Zurich.

Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:09
Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.

AUDIO: Hip hop star describes FGM ordeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:07
A Senegalese hip hop artist and anti-FGM campaigner has called for the practice to be ended.

Swan causes water sports ban at pond

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:02
Edinburgh Leisure is forced to cancel water sports at one of its venues because a swan has been attacking people.

Hospital agrees to pay $190 million for recorded exams

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:00

Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed pay $190 million to 8,000 women who were patients of a gynecologist found to be secretly recording their exams.

The women’s faces aren’t visible in the recordings and police don’t believe the images have been shared, but they have been traumatized nonetheless, says plaintiffs’ attorney Jonathan Schochor.

“They stopped seeing their doctors,” he said at a press conference on Monday. “They stopped taking their children to see doctors. They refuse to see a male OBGYN. Many refuse to see any OBGYN.”

If the settlement were divided equally, each woman might receive roughly $24,000, but compensation will be made after reviewing each patient’s case.

“T­­­he question is how do [they] allocate that fairly among the victims?” says J.B. Silvers, a former insurance executive and a professor at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Counseling costs or lost wages might be taken into account. But Silvers says it’s a tricky, delicate problem trying to determine the amount of trauma each women may have suffered, especially with so many victims.

“We’ve done this with the World Trade Center, for instance, so this process isn’t new,” Silvers says. 

The doctor accused of making the recordings committed suicide after being discovered last year.

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