National / International News

Iraq formally seeks US air strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:05
Iraq formally asks the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have recently seized key cities.

Yo, $1 million. Yo.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:03

Yo.

That's it.

Just Yo.

Capital Y; lower case O.

It's a new messaging app with a twist, I guess you could say. You can text somebody else with the Yo app. But all you can say is...Yo.

Here's the yo-crazy part: The guy who built it has moved from Israel to San Francisco. He's opened an office and hired staff. He's looking for "strategic partners."

And he's raised a million dollars from investors.

...yo.

C'mon...tell me we're not in a tech bubble.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Yo.

World Cup: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:02
Netherlands secure a place in the last 16 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup with victory over Australia, who are eliminated.

Sherpas count cost of 'ticket to Everest'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Why Sherpas will return to work despite deadly avalanche

Fish-eating spiders 'widespread'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Scientists have discovered that a number of spider species catch and eat fish.

VIDEO: 'Children are thrown into our arms'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:52
Lieutenant Giuseppe Bisceglia of the Italian Navy tells the BBC's Matthew Price about the dramatic rescue missions to help Libyan migrant boat passengers, in trouble on the open sea.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:44
Turkey gives life sentences to the two surviving leaders of the 1980 coup, former army head Kenan Evren and ex-air chief Tahsin Sahinkaya.

VIDEO: Hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor takes a first look at Amazon's Fire Phone.

Tomkins rejoins Wigan from Saracens

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
Dual-code international Joel Tomkins returns to rugby league side Wigan Warriors after three years in rugby union with Saracens.

US central bank cuts growth forecast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:35
The US Federal Reserve cuts its growth forecast for 2014 because of the unexpectedly harsh winter and trims back its stimulus programme.

Afghan Presidential Candidate Alleges Vote Fraud

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:32

Abdullah Abdullah has accused election officials of allowing ballot-box stuffing and other irregularities in the June 14 poll.

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Iraq: Twitter Q&A with John Simpson

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:27
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson answers your questions

GM Chief Makes A Return Trip To The Hill, Where A Grilling Awaits

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another grueling hearing on Capitol Hill, two weeks after a critical internal report blasted the company's handling of defective ignition switches as incompetent. GM has recalled 20 million vehicles already this year and has set aside $700 million to cover repairs related to the recall.

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From Ukraine's President, A Promise Of Truce — With Conditions

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.

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How ISIS, Endowed By Conquest, Stocks Its War Chest

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

The militant group ISIS has managed to fund a full-scale offensive using a financial system that's very similar to the Mafia's. For more on the means the group uses to finance its operations, Robert Siegel speaks with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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ISIS Presses Its Advance, Attacking Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

While ISIS militants assault Iraq's largest oil refinery, the country's prime minister is vowing that his forces will turning back the insurgency.

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The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

From his time as an Illinois state senator to his role as U.S. commander in chief, President Obama's political life has been defined by the issue of Iraq — and not necessarily because he wanted it to.

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Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled trademark registrations by the Washington Redskins football team, ruling that the team's name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.

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Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.

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Jazz Pianist, Composer Horace Silver Dies At 85

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:11

He created a rhythmic style that combined R&B, gospel and jazz that became known as "hard bop," and performed with such jazz greats as Stan Getz and Miles Davis.

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