National / International News

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

BBC - 1 hour 19 min ago
The Facebook chief executive says he still plans to sell up to $12bn (£9bn) of stock to fund philanthropy.

UK's credit rating downgraded by Moody's

BBC - 1 hour 22 min ago
Ratings agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.

Puerto Rico's Weak Infrastructure Creates Big Challenges For Recovery

NPR News - 1 hour 25 min ago

Even before Maria, the island suffered from frequent power outages and crippling debt. Now organizations must figure out how to deliver relief to a place that may not have electricity for months.

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The Papers: May's offer to EU 'pauses Brexit'

BBC - 1 hour 43 min ago
The prime minister's transition period of "about" two years dominates the front pages.

Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'

BBC - 1 hour 49 min ago
Russia's foreign minister says Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are acting like fighting schoolchildren.

Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC

BBC - 1 hour 50 min ago
Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm

BBC - 1 hour 57 min ago
UK tech firm Imagination, which has designed chips for iPhones, is being bought for £550m.

Tour Championship: Paul Casey takes a share of halfway lead as Spieth falters

BBC - 2 hours 17 min ago
England's Paul Casey moves into a share of the lead at halfway in the Tour Championship as FedEx points leader Jordan Spieth falls off the pace.

Diego Costa: Striker says he will always have a 'special affection' for Chelsea

BBC - 2 hours 45 min ago
Diego Costa says he did not want to leave Chelsea on bad terms and that he will always have a special affection with Blues fans.

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

NPR News - 3 hours 4 min ago

Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.

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Everton Ladies 0-2 Liverpool Ladies

BBC - 3 hours 12 min ago
Liverpool Ladies beat Merseyside rivals Everton Ladies in the first match of the new Women's Super League 1 winter season.

Super 8s: Castleford Tigers 16-48 Hull FC

BBC - 3 hours 15 min ago
Jake Connor's hat-trick helps Hull beat weakened Castleford to book a Super League play-off semi-final at Leeds.

Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods

NPR News - 3 hours 42 min ago

The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens.

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Major League Baseball Teams Look To Add Extra Netting After Yankee Stadium Accident

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

After a foul ball hit a young girl at Yankee Stadium this week, some Major League Baseball teams will be adding extra netting along the baselines to protect fans.

Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

It Got A Little Batty At A Salt Lake City High School When Winged Visitors Arrived

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

A Salt Lake City high school had some uninvited visitors this week: hundreds of bats. But this wasn't the first time. They arrive every year because the school was built on a bat migratory path.

In Houston, Debris From Hurricane Harvey Could Take Months To Haul Away

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

More than 126,000 homes in the Houston area were damaged after Hurricane Harvey. Debris from the storm is estimated to fill space equivalent to 25 college football stadiums and take months to haul away.

Scans Show Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had A Severe Case Of CTE

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton about the Hernandez family's announcement and the connections between CTE, the degenerative brain disease, and violent behavior.

Trump Administration Expected To Issue New Travel Restrictions

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

The Trump administration is considering new travel restrictions as its controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries expires.

A Look At The Alabama Republican Senate Candidates

NPR News - 3 hours 46 min ago

Alabama GOP Senate candidates Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been national figures for a long time. Take a look back at the first mentions of both candidates on NPR.