National / International News

Fraud Case Casts Spotlight On Medicare Advantage Plans

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 01:03

An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight.

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Binge-drinking falls in young adults

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 00:59
Binge-drinking among young adults in the UK is continuing to fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 00:55

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.

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Fighting erupts near Pakistan mosque

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 00:45
Police and gunmen exchange fire in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after explosions were reported at a Shia mosque.

Actor Hirsch charged with assault

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 00:27
US actor Emile Hirsch is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly choking a female film executive at last month's Sundance Film Festival.

German economy sees strong growth

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 00:27
The risk of Germany slipping into recession has eased after surprisingly strong growth of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2014, analysts say.

Ex-prisoner settles into family life

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:47
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison for violating visa rules is settling back into family life.

Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:43

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:33

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:32

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:31

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:30

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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Morgan is world class - Anderson

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:25
James Anderson ridicules criticism by Geoffrey Boycott about the batting of England's World Cup captain Eoin Morgan.

Al Jazeera journalists leave prison

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 23:00
Two Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for more than a year, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, leave prison after being bailed by a court.

Virgin to invest £3bn in broadband

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 22:51
Virgin Media announces what it calls the biggest investment in broadband infrastructure in the UK for more than a decade.

HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 22:50
Taking hormone replacement therapy for even short periods of time can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, a study shows.

Villa lack of money claims 'hogwash'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 22:49
Paul Lambert was given transfer funds at Aston Villa but made a team that was not "fun to watch", claims a club director.

US police charged for pushing Indian

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 22:47
The US charges a police officer in Alabama after a 57-year-old Indian was thrown to the ground, an incident he says left him partially paralysed.

Woman charged with care home murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 22:40
A 53-year-old woman is charged with murder after an 81-year-old man was found dead at a care home in North Yorkshire.

HSBC whistleblower's email surfaces

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 22:35
Whistleblower Herve Falciani says he feels vindicated after his email to HMRC offering details of bank account holders in Switzerland is uncovered by Le Monde newspaper.

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