National / International News

'Simpsons' co-creator dies at age 59

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:58
Sam Simon, an Emmy-winning writer and producer, gave away much of his money to charity after he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

White House: Obama Traded Emails With Clinton, But Didn't Know Account Was Private

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:49

The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."

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Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:41

Telling your kids that they're superfabulous encourages narcissistic thinking, researchers say. And that doesn't bode well for their future happiness. Better to recognize effort and say, "I love you."

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Tory MP O'Brien gets top UN role

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:37
Conservative MP Stephen O'Brien is appointed to a top job at the United Nations and will leave Parliament at the general election.

Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Appeals Court

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:32

The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.

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Conviction in bottom-injection case

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:31
A woman who described herself as "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" is convicted of the 2011 murder of a UK woman.

British stars name their heroines

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:24
BBC Sport asks some of Britain's most high-profile sports women about their sporting heroines growing up.

Barritt & Croft out of Six Nations

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 11:00
England centre Brad Barritt and flanker Tom Croft will miss the remainder of the Six Nations with injuries.

Apple Watch prices and apps revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:58
Apple reveals that its smartwatch collection will range in price from $349 to more than $10,000 depending on the materials used.

Iraqi Kurds target IS hold on Kirkuk

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:55
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by US air strikes, launch an offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants in oil-rich Kirkuk province.

HBO launches US streaming service

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:53
The network behind hit TV shows such as Game of Thrones is launching an online streaming service that will weaken its longstanding tie-ins with cable TV packages.

Faugheen tipped for Champion glory

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:49
Faugheen is favourite for the Champion Hurdle on the first day of AP McCoy's final Cheltenham Festival before retirement.

The Lone Buffalo Cleared Unexploded Bombs And Boosted Needy Kids

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:48

That's the nickname for a Laotian man named Manophet. He died from a brain clot five years ago, but his spirit lives on. As one kid puts it, "I should learn, I should try. I love Lone Buffalo."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:42

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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New arrests over Paris attacks

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:30
French police detain four people over the Islamist attacks in Paris on a satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket in which 17 people died.

Tributes to fatal crash grandmother

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:30
Tributes have been paid to a grandmother who died in a crash in Powys, which also killed three teenagers.

Murder trial hears from image expert

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:21
A forensic imagery analyst tells a murder trial there is "moderate support" to contend that the alleged gunman filmed on CCTV is the same man on trial for the killing.

Congress 'interfering on Iran talks'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:17
The White House accuses the US Congress of interfering on Iran after Republican senators send a letter to the Iranian government.

Free schools: Successful experiment?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 10:16
When people argue about free schools, they're often not really arguing about free schools, but what they think they will become.