National / International News

Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:24

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.

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VIDEO: Minesweeper robot winning exports

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:20
A Cambridgeshire firm has designed a robot minesweeper that is winning exports to Africa and South America.

Cleared Blakelock accused freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:02
The man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Tottenham riots is released from prison.

MP Evans cleared of sexual assaults

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:00
Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans is cleared of a string of sex abuse allegations, including one of rape.

Wonk Week In Washington: When Briefings Are Better Than Blossoms

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:41

Let the tourists stare at the cherry blossoms. This week, with its World Bank and IMF meetings, is for the true, serious wonks who just can't get enough of lecture halls and soggy hors d'oeuvres.

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Man up, Collins tells banned Powell

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:39
Asafa Powell cannot use ignorance as an excuse for his 18-month drug ban, says ex-world champion Kim Collins.

Hillsborough took 'beautiful' girls

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:31
A father whose two "beautiful" daughters died at the Hillsborough disaster "lost everything, the present, future and any purpose", a coroner hears.

'Will I Survive, Or Will I Die?' Stabbing Survivor Wondered

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:29

Brett Hurt was one of the first students stabbed Wednesday at a high school near Pittsburgh. He credits a friend for saving his life and hopes his attacker will "forgive himself."

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PODCAST: From bailout to IPO

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:16

Ally Financial is trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, under the ticker symbol ALLY. The company, you might remember, had to be bailed out by the government in 2008, as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP, to the tune of $17.2 billion. The stock sale puts the government a step closer to sloughing off what remains of the financial crisis bailouts.

With Ukraine refusing to pay its gas bills to Russia's Gazprom and Europe looking for alternative energy sources, Russia -- it seems -- is on the outs. But now Putin is turning his attention eastward, towards China, and may be finding a friend. Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss Russia's balancing act and why the country might try to disrupt Ukraine's upcoming elections.

Teenagers are now spending as much, if not more, on food as on clothing, according to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual report on teen spending, out this week. And teenager's new favorite place to spend money? Starbucks.



Pit closures threaten 1,300 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:13
Two deep coal mines in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire are to close next year with the loss of 1,300 jobs, the government announces.

Abuse victim suicide 'preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:12
The suicide of a violinist days after she testified in court against an ex-choirmaster "could and should" have been prevented, a report says.

Pistorius 'lied and distorted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:05
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is painted as a selfish, reckless liar in a second-day of gruelling cross-examination at his murder trial.

Heartbleed bug causes confusion

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:04
Computers vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which allows data to be stolen from servers, are being actively sought online, say security experts.

Russian MPs call for Gorbachev trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:58
Five Russian MPs call for former President Mikhail Gorbachev to be prosecuted over the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Mon Dieu! No More Work Email At Home For Some French Workers

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:56

Under new rules, about 1 million tech workers and consultants will be required to switch off their work phones outside office hours.

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Al-Jazeera trial dismissed as 'joke'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:53
Three al-Jazeera journalists dismiss as a "joke" the latest hearing in their trial on terrorism charges in Egypt, as video is produced as evidence.

New Ping In Search For Flight 370 Boosts Hopes Of Finding Jet

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:53

Angus Houston, the coordinator of the search off Australia's west coast, says he's "now optimistic" that the aircraft, or what's left of it, will be found.

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Indians vote on key election day

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:42
Millions of Indians come out to vote on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

AUDIO: MP: Financial error due to dyslexia

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:38
A Conservative MP has claimed her dyslexia was one of the reasons she failed to register £28,000 in donations.

Hot sauce factory declared nuisance

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 06:37
A California city declares the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot pepper sauce a public nuisance after residents complained of the odour.
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