National / International News

Man charged over baby's murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 12:16
A 26-year-old man is charged with the murder of a six-month-old boy.

Greece agrees deal with eurozone

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:38
Greece and the eurozone nations agree a deal over its financial bailout after talks in Brussels on Friday.

Champion Rowsell misses pursuit final

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:26
Britain's Joanna Rowsell can only win bronze in the women's individual pursuit at the Track World Championships.

Images released of Paris Chelsea fans

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:19
Images of three men sought in connection with an incident of alleged racism by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro on Tuesday are released.

Native American tribute or theft?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:13
Native design sparks Fashion Week controversy

15-Minute Ebola Test Approved For Fighting The Epidemic

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:11

The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.

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Have Big Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:10

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.

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Why do you share your secrets with strangers?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:05

We tell our secrets to psychologists, therapists, and licensed "professionals." But sometimes? We talk to complete strangers.

Lots of people spill their secrets to Mathew Schmuck while he's at work.

Why? Mathew answers this question outside The Black Cat, where he tends bar. 



Ex-Virginia first lady sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:54
The former first lady of Virginia, Maureen McDonnell, is sentenced to one year and one day in prison for her part in a corruption case.

VIDEO: Rebel-held Debaltseve 'eerily quiet'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:47
As Ukraine holds a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the fatal clashes in central Kiev's Maidan Square, Paul Adams reports from the strategically important town of Debaltseve in the east.

VIDEO: Attack on police caught on camera

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:38
A man has been jailed for an attack on a female police officer that was captured on her body-worn camera.

Batter Up, Already: MLB Tries To Speed Up The 2015 Season

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:34

In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.

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Black hole's blast stunts stars

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:22
The winds blasted out by supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies are strong enough to slow the birth of new stars, astronomers reveal.

Chelsea suspend two more fans

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:18
Chelsea suspend two more people from attending Stamford Bridge as a result of investigations into an incident of alleged racism on the Paris Metro.

Your Wallet: Where do you fall on the economic ladder?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:15

On next week's show, we're talking about economic classes, and how we get where we are.

So where do you fall? Have you spent your whole life in the middle class? Maybe you climbed into a new financial class, or did some backsliding.

We want to hear your stories.

Write to us, by visiting us on the web and clicking on go or tweet us, we're @MarketplaceWKND

India struggles with deadly flu

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:06
Indian health experts are struggling to contain the spread of swine flu, which has killed more than 700 in the deadliest outbreak in five years.

Strauss-Kahn pimping trial closes

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 09:56
The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ends in France, with a judge declaring he will deliver his verdict on 12 June.

White House Will Ask To Put Decision On Obama's Immigration Action On Hold

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 09:56

The White House will ask a higher court to allow Obama's executive actions to take effect, while the case is in court. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama overstepped his authority.

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Kellie Maloney eyes boxing return

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 09:55
Kellie Maloney considers applying for a promoter's licence after relinquishing her original licence to start gender reassignment.

How much is a secret worth?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 09:55

This week on the show, we've heard stories of side businesses and workarounds, secrets of sorts that impact the economy or our personal finances.

But what about the business of secrets? How much is a secret worth, in dollars?

We decided to find out, from someone whose business is in unveiling government secrets.

MuckRock is an organization that charges people -- journalists, researchers, citizens -- to file information requests. They use the Freedom of Information Act -- FOIA -- to obtain documents and data from the government.

MuckRock files thousands of requests...right now, they're looking into the CIA.

Marketplace Weekend spoke to Michael Morisy, co-founder of MuckRock and Knight fellow at Stanford, about the process of uncovering information.

To hear the whole story, tune in to the audio player above.