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Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.

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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.

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Shark Encounter Wasn't 'Jaws,' Exactly — But It Was Still Jarring

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

Two Massachusetts girls were knocked into the water by a shark while kayaking near Plymouth. After half an hour in the ocean, they were finally picked up by the harbor master.

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Guilty Verdicts For Former Gov. McDonnell And Wife In Corruption Trial

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.

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Report: Violence Against Children Runs Rampant In Nigeria's Northeast

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

A group that tracks violence against children is reporting "grave violations" in Nigeria's fragile northeast. Violence there is getting worse, the group says, despite a state of emergency in some states and the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign that raised awareness of the children kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.

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Response In Ukraine Could Prove A Crucible For NATO's Future

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

To learn more about the NATO summit in Wales this week, Melissa Block speaks with Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former supreme allied commander at NATO.

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World Leaders Descend On Wales To Help Decide NATO's Way Forward

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

President Obama is attending the NATO summit in Wales, which some people are calling the most important in decades. On the agenda are Russia's intentions in Ukraine and the threats posed by the Islamic State.

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Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:11
Television host Joan Rivers, best known for her acerbic wit, has died in New York, says her daughter, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.

Remembering Shacki: Liberia's Accidental Ebola Victim

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:03

Shacki Kamara went out to buy his aunt some tea. Then she heard from the neighborhood kids: "They shot Shacki." He died the next day. Eva Nah is still asking why.

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Woman stabbed to death in New Forest

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 11:40
A mother of five found dead in a field in the New Forest was stabbed to death, police say.

VIDEO: Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 11:34
The comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81, her daughter has announced.

In pictures: Joan Rivers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 11:15
New York queen of comedy has died

Doctor Who 'beheading scene' edited

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 11:03
The BBC says it has edited an episode of Doctor Who to remove footage where a character is beheaded, following the murder of two US journalists by Islamic State militants.

VIDEO: Aboard carrier launching strikes on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 10:50
American warplanes have continued to launch air strikes on Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, many from the USS HW Bush in the Persian Gulf.

Mercedes may consider driver change

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 10:38
Mercedes say they will have to consider dropping Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg if the pair cannot race together cleanly.

VIDEO: Eurotunnel stowaway in woman's car

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 10:10
A stowaway claiming to be an orphan "unfolded himself" from behind the front seat of woman's car after she returned to England through the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: 'I tracked down CCTV of a car vandal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 10:05
Victims of crime are being encouraged to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales finds.

Coalition in Commons benefit clash

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 09:55
The Lib Dems and Conservatives are set for a Commons showdown over the "bedroom tax" or "spare room subsidy".

Iraq strikes 'kill top IS members'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 09:39
Air strikes in the north of the country have killed two senior Islamic State members, state media in Iraq says, but neither death has been confirmed.

Pilot 'mistook mown field for runway'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 09:30
An inquest hears a pilot crashed his light aircraft, killing himself and his wife, after mistaking a mown grass strip for a runway.