National / International News

Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Landfall In Bermuda As A Category 3 Storm

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:31

With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, the hurricane gave Bermuda a direct blow. There were reports that 80 percent of the island chain had lost power.

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Emotional return to a changing Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:05
Journey home reveals a changing Afghanistan

Why Chinese couples are having their wedding photos taken in London

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:57
Why Chinese couples are having their marriage photos taken in London

The 'handsome minister' who's set hearts aflutter

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:52
The politician who has set thousands of pulses racing

The island that links Irish monks and jedi knights

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:49
Why the new Star Wars film was shot on a small Irish island

Do US presidents carry cash?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:33
Do US presidents carry cash around with them?

Dallas Hospital Chief Shares Lessons Learned In Battle With Ebola

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:32

Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief of the Dallas hospital that treated index patient Thomas Duncan, says the entire hospital carries the weight of the mistakes that led to the infection of two of its nurses.

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VIDEO: A 'cloud of glass' in Paris

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:30
Frank Gehry's "cloud of glass", otherwise known as the Louis Vuitton Foundation, has finally been unveiled in Paris.

Clashes continue over Scottish powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:12
Scottish and UK ministers continue to argue over more Scottish Parliament powers, exactly one month on from the independence referendum.

West Indies tour of India is over

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:08
The West Indies' tour of India is over after the West Indies' players and board failed to resolve a pay dispute.

MPs demand 'Rotherham files' answers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:07
MPs call for an urgent investigation into allegations files relating to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal went missing.

UK city planning advice for China

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:01
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.

Sturridge suffers new injury setback

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:36
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, who has been sidelined since September, faces up to another month out with a calf injury.

Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:36

The subpoenas — at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance — drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing And The Classic True Crime Novel

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:33

Oscar Pistorius, superstar athlete, was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing, after a culpable homicide conviction. Journalist Mandy Wiener says his case reminds her of a favorite book.

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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:26

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.

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Quiz: Where student spending hasn’t bounced back

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:17

Per-student funding is still below pre-recession levels in 30 states, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Which state cut per-student funding by the greatest percentage between fiscal 2008 and 2015?

See the report here for information on all the states.

Mysterious US spaceplane returns

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:15
The X-37B, a US plane on a secretive, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.

Brazil leader 'dizzy' after debate

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:05
The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff says she is in good health after a bout of dizziness at the end of a TV debate with her opponent Aecio Neves.

Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 13:43

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.

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