National / International News

Alibaba chooses NY Stock Exchange

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:57
The Chinese online retailer, Alibaba, has chosen to float its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in what could be one of the biggest public listings in history.

City watchdog boss defers bonus

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:51
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority Martin Wheatley defers his bonus until inquiry into press briefing is complete.

World Cup: Portugal 2-1 Ghana

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:41
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a second-half winner for Portugal against Ghana but both sides exit the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Biting, butting, spitting... what is football's deadliest sin?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:41
What is football's deadliest sin?

USA 0-1 Germany

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:40
Thomas Muller's goal sends Germany through to the second round as Group G winners, with the United States joining them.

Double yellow line plans 'dropped'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:36
Campaigners welcome a "victory" against allowing drivers a "grace period" to park on double yellow lines.

Road trip nostalgia

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:35

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Friday, June 27:

The University of Michigan releases its final June consumer sentiment survey.

Fashion designer Vera Wang turns 65. She's famous for those gorgeous wedding gowns.

On this date in 1985, Route 66 was decertified by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

And all across the country people eat popcorn in the dark. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" explodes onto the big screen.

Matt Lauer asks Mary Barra about being a mom and GM CEO

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:34

I'm reluctant to criticize other broadcast journalists for questions they ask in interviews, because I've been on the receiving end enough times.

Still, check out this clip of Matt Lauer interviewing Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, this Thursday morning.

Boy missing for 11 days found at home

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:25
A 12-year-old Detroit boy missing for days was found in his own basement, as his father learned of the boy's discovery live on television.

Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:18

The court ruled on cases involving some of President Obama's recess appointments and a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone to keep protesters a certain distance away from abortion clinics.

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VIDEO: Monfils hits 'genius' winner

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:11
Watch the best shot of Wimbledon day four as Gael Monfils hits a ridiculous spinning volleyed winner in his loss to Jiri Vesely.

Odours distract insects from flowers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:08
Insects find locating their favourite flowers gets harder when there are competing smells around, new research shows.

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 10:03

Unrelated lineages of electric fish all use the same small set of genes to create their voltage, a genetic search shows. Maybe the same genes could one day power pacemakers, bioengineers suggest.

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:59

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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Concern as health boards £60m in red

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:56
Serious concerns are raised by the auditor general over the finances of the NHS in Wales after three health boards plunged £60m into the red.

Training call after RAF man's death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:55
An RAF serviceman died in Afghanistan after being crushed by an armoured vehicle with defective brakes operated by an unqualified driver, a coroner rules.

Big jump in Mers cases reported

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:52
More than 100 more cases and 34 deaths from the new respiratory disease Mers has been reported by officials in Saudi Arabia.

VIDEO: Highlights: USA 0-1 Germany

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:52
Thomas Muller's fourth goal of the 2014 World Cup proved enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over USA in their final 2014 World Cup Group G game in Recife.

Cameron 'unapologetic' over Juncker

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:51
David Cameron says he is "unapologetic" about arguing against ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker for EU Commission chief.

VIDEO: Police link 'attempted murders'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 09:50
A "hit-and-run" and a shooting in Luton are being linked and treated as attempted murder, police say.
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