National / International News

VIDEO: The Who's long goodbye

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 09:08
The Who have announced they are doing one final tour to mark the 50th anniversary of the band. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey spoke to BBC News.

Egypt bomb blasts kill two policemen

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 09:06
Two Egyptian policemen are killed while trying to defuse bombs that exploded near the presidential palace in Cairo, interior ministry officials say.

Your Wallet: Reading the fine print

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-30 09:06
Fine print is everywhere these days: You can find some sort of clause when it comes to educationelectronics, vacations, loans, and hospital stays.

We're looking for stories, big and small, of when the fine print tripped you up. Let us know in the comments or email us:

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In 2010, CreditCards.com held a survey of over 1,200 credit card agreements and found that they are unreadable to 4 out of 5 Americans. According to credit expert John Ulzheimer, “the big print giveth and the fine print taketh away.”

What's A Caliphate?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 09:01

A supreme religious leader led Sunni Muslims for centuries, but the last caliphate ended nearly 100 years ago. Now Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq claim they have re-created it.

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Scottish shale gas reserves 'modest'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:36
Scotland has only a "modest amount" of shale gas and oil, according to a study from the British Geological Survey.

Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:36

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the automaker.

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 31 - in 60 secs

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:31
Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend, a psychological report said as his murder trial resumed.

NI woman's relief at Harris verdict

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:26
A Northern Ireland woman who gave a character reference at the trial of Rolf Harris speaks of her relief after he was found guilty of indecent assault.

VIDEO: Italy finds 30 bodies in migrant boat

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:20
The Italian Coastguard has released footage of some of the 5,000 migrants it rescued from boats over the weekend, 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants between Sicily and the North African coast.

Four men questioned over slavery

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:18
Four people remain in custody after being arrested on slavery and kidnap charges spanning a period of 26 years.

'I'm not a lab rat!'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:17
Social media reacts to Facebook's emotion experiment

The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:14

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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Teenager chased and stabbed to death

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:12
An 19-year-old is stabbed to death in north-west London after being chased by two men, police say.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:10
The PM is criticised over his failure to block Jean Claude Juncker's nomination.

Liberia warning on Ebola patients

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 08:06
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted, as it tries to contain an outbreak.

Cameron rejects 'humiliated' claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 07:54
Ed Miliband says the PM suffered "utter humiliation" over Jean-Claude Juncker - but David Cameron says the Labour leader is "opportunistic and wrong".

Scout dies during adventure holiday

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 07:43
A 14-year-old boy from a scout group near Glasgow dies in an accident while on an adventure holiday in Italy.

Midwives support strike action

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 07:40
Midwives in England say they are prepared to take industrial action over pay.

Meningitis death boy's drug delay

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 07:40
A schoolboy died from meningitis after a four-hour delay in giving him antibiotics, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Jagger skit for Monty Python show

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 07:38
Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger joins band mate Charlie Watts in a self-mocking skit to promote the forthcoming Monty Python revival show at London's O2 Arena
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