National / International News

Driver killed helping M1 fall victim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:43
A man dies in a fall from a bridge over the M1 in Hertfordshire and a Good Samaritan coming to his aid is killed by a passing vehicle.

Tory immigration rebels defeated

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:31
Almost 100 Tory MPs rebel but are defeated in a Commons vote over their bid to stop foreign criminals using European human rights law to avoid deportation.

Veil row woman in court plea U-turn

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:30
A woman who refused to remove her niqab at her trial for witness intimidation admits the charge after the jury fails to reach a verdict.

New York City Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Tactics

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:27

Making good on a campaign promise, Mayor Bill de Blasio will no longer appeal a ruling that found the program violated the civil rights of thousands of black and Latino residents.

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Childcare spending 'rises' - survey

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:20
Parents in England report "significant increase" in overall childcare costs, despite falls in hourly cost of day nurseries and childminders.

VIDEO: Presenter sees his own tapeworm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:11
Michael Mosley sees a tapeworm residing in his gut.

This Photo Of Lake Michigan Will Make You Shiver

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:00

Even from space, the ice, snow and clouds blowing across the water are chilling. All five of the Great Lakes are icing up earlier than they have in a few decades. But experts say it's not all that unusual. It's just an old-fashioned cold winter.

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DUP anger over 'gay suicides' claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:58
The DUP makes a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the party may have been responsible for gay and lesbian young people killing themselves.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:46
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto, in his second court appearance in a week.

Justice Dept. Seeks To Expand Clemency For Some Drug Offenders

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:36

Deputy Attorney General James Cole asked lawyers to make their clients aware of new clemency opportunities. By commuting sentences, the Obama administration is trying to correct the different treatment given to crack-cocaine and powder-cocaine offenses.

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Rep. Henry Waxman, Ferocious Liberal, Says He Will Retire

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:34

After four decades on Capitol Hill, the California Democrat plans to step down at the end of the year. He leaves a deep legacy in health and environmental law, including clean-air rules and tobacco restrictions.

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Oil giant Shell 'changing emphasis'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell halts exploration in Alaska as part of a strategy that will see the company cut spending and step up asset disposals.

Access To Toilets And Books Improves Life For Kids Across The Globe

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25

Since 1990, nearly 2 billion people have gained clean toilets, or at least decent outhouses. And many more children in the developing world now eat better, go to school and get medical treatment. The advances mean that fewer children are dying of preventable diseases.

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Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:24

Low-fat ice cream just won't cut it for you? Maybe it's your nose telling you it's not the real deal. Researchers have found that people can actually smell differences in dietary fat in food. It's an ability that might have helped our ancestors find the best foods to survive on.

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Schumacher doctors work to end coma

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:20
Racing legend Michael Schumacher's sedation is being reduced to allow him to wake from his coma, which could take a long time, his manager says.

Hanged soldier prompts review call

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:14
A coroner calls for a review of army mental health procedures after a former soldier who served in Afghanistan was found hanged at his home.

Rep. Henry Waxman stepping down after 20 terms

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:08

Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman just announced this morning that he is retiring after 20 terms. Waxman was a powerful player when it came to regulation of the Telecom industry. He also was on the record for supporting what he called a "free and open internet." Tony Rahm, a technology reporter at Politico in Washington DC, discusses Waxman's career. Click the audio player above to listen to the interview.

VIDEO: Cameron: Communications data vital

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:05
David Cameron says it is crucial to modernise legislation regarding communications data, or face "a real problem... keeping people safe."

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:50
Schalke won't sell Draxler to Arsenal, Swansea pull out of Ince deal, Norwich keen on Yobo, plus more.

Air Force Cheating Scandal Widens; 92 Nuclear Officers Linked

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 08:48

The scope of the scandal has grown sharply. Now, nearly 20 percent of the 500 officers in the nuclear weapons corps are implicated. The secretary of the Air Force says there are "systemic problems" in a command that has control over nuclear missiles.

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