National / International News

New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned over the growing health care scandal. He said remaining in office would only distract from carrying out needed reforms.

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Pakistan Signals Possible Opening In Relations With India

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of India's new prime minister this week. Does this signal a thaw? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council.

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One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

An Oprah-endorsed self-help guru and his wife are devoting their weekends — and dollars — to large-scale, group relationship counseling sessions for couples who can't otherwise afford it.

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Assad Bound For Re-Election As War Appears At A Stalemate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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How far does Boko Haram's reach go?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:16
How far could Boko Haram militants extend their reach?

Man charged with child abduction bid

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:08
A 55-year-old man is due in court in County Tyrone charged with attempted child abduction and common assault.

US 'to take significant step' on climate

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:46
US unveiling major bid to curb carbon dioxide emissions

Turkey PM issues anniversary warning

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:44
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns youths to ignore calls for a protest on the anniversary of a deadly crackdown in Istanbul.

Pietersen 'attitude' apology from ECB

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:13
Kevin Pietersen receives an apology from the ECB following criticism of the batsman's attitude during the Ashes tour.

Love tames 'terrorist' pheasant

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 02:02
A male pheasant described as a "terrorist" after attacking "everyone and everything" on a Cambridgeshire farm settles down after "finding love".

VIDEO: Volcano eruption cancels flights

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:53
A volcano erupting in Indonesia has forced authorities there and in Australia to cancel commercial flights.

VIDEO: Crowds catch first Edinburgh tram

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:42
Edinburgh's tram service has taken its first paying customers from the airport to the city centre.

Mickelson 'in insider trading probe'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:39
The FBI is investigating possible insider trading involving investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and gambler William Walters, reports say.

Met officer faces drugs charge

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:28
A Metropolitan Police inspector is charged with intent to supply anabolic steroids and suspended from duty.

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

People's speech patterns change when they are in the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. And a smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

Speech patterns change when people enter the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. A smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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Motorcyclist dies after crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:20
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car in Fife.

Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 01:20

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.

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