National / International News

Navy Promotes Its First Female 4-Star Admiral

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:14

Adm. Michelle Howard says that when she called a Navy office to order the women's four-star shoulder boards, she was told that they didn't exist.

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VIDEO: Kasabian on nerves and Glastonbury

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:11
Kasabian join BBC Breakfast to talk about playing at Glastonbury, new music and why they still get nervous before they perform.

Fixers almost hit me over six - Vincent

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:08
Banned cricketer Lou Vincent says he was threatened with a bat in a hotel room when he messed up a fix.

It's The End Of The World As We Know It, So Give Us Money

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:04

As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.

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PM promises help for missing man

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:03
Prime Minister David Cameron promises to do "everything he can" to help find a pensioner missing in Crete.

The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:03

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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VIDEO: MPs speak of canvassing dog bites

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 06:00
Two MPs who have been bitten by dogs while out canvassing speak of the attacks to help publicise Dog Awareness Week.

VIDEO: Residents 'furious' at rubbish mound

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:48
Residents living next to a 20,000 tonne pile of rubbish in Bromley are "furious" after a High Court judge throws out a High Court challenge against the company involved.

LA route may revive budget long-haul

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:45
A Norwegian Dreamliner's direct flight to Los Angeles has revived hopes for a budget long-haul market.

Eleven arrested in £300m drugs raids

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:43
Eleven people are arrested in raids across Greater Manchester by police targeting suspected suppliers of a drugs operation worth £300m.

Court hearing for Benghazi suspect

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:35
The suspected ringleader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala, is due to appear in federal court in Washington.

Call to go further on 'revenge porn'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:34
Ministers must outlaw all forms of psychological abuse if government attempts to tackle so called "revenge porn" are to be meaningful, campaigners say.

VIDEO: On 'front line' in East Jerusalem

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:34
Clashes have erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli police after the body of a Palestinian teenager kidnapped in East Jerusalem was found.

Bouchard to face Halep in semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:15
Third seed Simona Halep will face 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard in the women's singles semi-finals at Wimbledon.

Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:09

After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and (briefly) naming him secretary of defense on Wikipedia.

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Women win police sex case battle

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:00
The Met cannot rely on its "neither confirm nor deny" policy in its legal battle with women who say they were duped into sexual relationships with two undercover officers, a judge rules.

This is what happens when the White House calls

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-02 05:00

So here's something I don't get to say every day.

The White House called Tuesday.

I know, right?!

They said if I can be in Washington on Wednesday by 2 p.m., I can have 15 minutes with the President.

So...we said "Sure." (Duh.)

A funny thing happens when that happens, though.

We gather a brainstorming team, of course, to figure out what we want to get out of the interview and how to frame the questions.

But then the ideas start coming. Everybody's got a thought on what I should ask him – which is great. Catch is, I've only got a finite amount of brain space to process all those ideas.

So the closer the interview gets, the more the stress mounts.

It happened last time we had the President on, too. Exactly this way. More and more ideas, less and less time to process them, until that moment when he and I shook hands as we prepared to sit down.

Then – and this is the only way to describe it – I had a moment of clarity. I knew how the interview was going to go, I knew how his answers were going to go, and I knew exactly how it was going to turn out.

And it did. Just like I thought it would.

All of which is to say – I'll be in Washington today.

Because the White House called.

The interview airs on Thursday. Here's the way it turned out last time. Me and the leader of the free world. On folding chairs. In the middle of the desert.

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Sarkozy placed under investigation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:55
Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy is placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling, after a day of police questioning.

Man jailed for murdering teenager

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:54
A man who murdered his teenage girlfriend before burying her body in a park is jailed for a minimum of 20 years.

Body of Palestinian teenager found

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 04:54
Clashes erupt between Palestinian youths and Israeli police after the body of a Palestinian teenager kidnapped in East Jerusalem is found.
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