National / International News

Obama Seeks $3.7B To Handle Immigration Crisis

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 09:25

The money is almost twice the amount that officials had previously suggested would be requested from Congress. It comes amid a surge of children and teenagers who have crossed the border illegally.

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GOP Selects Cleveland Over Dallas As 2016 GOP Convention City

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 09:22

A Cleveland convention would continue a dry spell for red states, which haven't hosted a Republican convention since delegates gathered in Texas in 1992.

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For Residents, Chicago Violence Is 'Very Personal'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 09:00

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over the July 4th weekend. Host Michel Martin learns more about the violence and what is being done to prevent it.

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Brooks' Dublin concerts cancelled

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:55
All five Garth Brooks' concerts planned for Dublin later this month are cancelled.

Is Age The New Frontier Of Voting Rights?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:54

College students in North Carolina say the state's new voter ID law violates their right to vote based on age. They're challenging the law in court. Host Michel Martin learns more about the case.

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Domino's driver 'killed for phone'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:52
A pizza delivery driver was killed in a "frenzied" knife attack by two men trying to steal his phone, a court hears.

What price potato salad?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:50
The $40,000 potato salad

VIDEO: Musicians perform hot air balloon gig

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:49
A Somerset choir and accompaniment have had a sky-high rehearsal in a collection of hot air balloons.

Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:47

Using food as a reward, a Lab named Thoreau has been trained to detect the scent of flash drives and other devices that can hold illegal images and video.

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Iran seeks more enrichment capacity

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:40
Iran's supreme leader says it will need more enrichment capacity for its nuclear programme, above limits reportedly sought by world powers.

First Scottish satellite launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:40
Scotland's first satellite, the UKube-1, is launched successfully.

Cook defiant over England captaincy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:33
Under-fire England captain Alastair Cook says he has no intention of stepping down, on the eve of the first Test against India.

Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:32

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.

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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:27

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

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Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:26

Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.

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British pair admit terror charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:13
Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters plead guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to preparing to carry out terrorist acts.

Six-week-old baby 'beaten to death'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:06
Michael Pearce, who is on trial accused of murdering six-week-old Alfie Sullock, beat the baby with a shoe, a jury is told.

How did Oscar Pistorius' defence fare?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:05
How did Oscar Pistorius' defence fare?

Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:01

The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.

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Memories 'need space' in brain

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:00
Similar memories overlap physically in the brain and this produces less confusion if the brain area responsible is larger, new research shows.

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