National / International News

The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion

NPR News - 3 hours 17 min ago

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

What's The Reasoning Behind Terrorist Groups Using Low-Tech Tactics To Carry Out Attacks?

NPR News - 3 hours 17 min ago

ISIS terror attacks are increasingly low-tech — rather than firearms and explosives the weapons of choice are knives and vehicles. What could these choices say about the organization?

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Reacts To Steve Bannon's White House Departure

NPR News - 3 hours 17 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Steve Bannon's departure from the White House.

Virginia Communities Remember Police Officers Who Died After Charlottesville Protests

NPR News - 3 hours 17 min ago

Two Virginia State Police officers died in a helicopter crash after the Charlottesville, Va., protests on Saturday. Today a funeral was held in Richmond for Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates. Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen will be remembered tomorrow.

Arrests Of Undocumented Parents Sparks Debate Between Federal Officials And Immigration Advocates

NPR News - 3 hours 17 min ago

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested hundreds of undocumented parents who are suspected of paying smugglers to bring their children to the U.S. Federal officials say those parents are supporting criminal smuggling rings, but immigrant advocates complain the crackdown is criminalizing family reunification.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool refusing to sell is damaging - Jermaine Jenas

BBC - 3 hours 24 min ago
Liverpool's refusal to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona is like "cutting off your nose to spite your own face", says Jermaine Jenas.

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

NPR News - 3 hours 35 min ago

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

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Spain attacks: How Barcelona rejected hate

BBC - 4 hours 20 min ago
From bringing flowers to challenging haters, people are pushing back after the day of terror.

The photo that highlights White House turmoil

BBC - 4 hours 24 min ago
In less than seven months, President Donald Trump's White House inner circle has transformed.

England v West Indies: Alastair Cook's 243 puts hosts in control of first Test

BBC - 4 hours 32 min ago
Alastair Cook churns out 243 as England tighten their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston.

Rory McIlroy: World number four plans to defend FedEx Cup title

BBC - 4 hours 43 min ago
Rory McIlroy indicates that he will play again this year after saying last week that his rib injury might keep him out until 2018.

Solheim Cup 2017: Europe lead United States after foursomes

BBC - 4 hours 56 min ago
Europe lead 2½ - 1½ after Friday's opening foursomes as they try to regain the Solheim Cup from the United States.

Oxford medical student dies in Nepal landslide

BBC - 5 hours 26 min ago
Oxford University student Lottie Fullerton was trekking when she was hit by falling rocks.

Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

NPR News - 5 hours 48 min ago

The July murder of photographer Ed French, is raising questions and concerns about a pretrial risk assessment computer tool used by a growing number of county and city courts.

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Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

BBC - 5 hours 50 min ago
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

NPR News - 5 hours 55 min ago

Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.

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Ex-BBC reporter Liz MacKean dies after stroke

BBC - 5 hours 58 min ago
Award-winning correspondent, who left BBC after row over her Jimmy Savile investigation, had a stroke.

Tom Bosworth: Race walker criticises FA over approach to gay players

BBC - 6 hours 15 min ago
British race walker Tom Bosworth criticises the FA's approach to tackling homophobia but says it is "very keen to make a change".

Taylor Swift's social media pages and website are currently showing a Blank Space

BBC - 6 hours 17 min ago
The American star's social media posts have been deleted, while her website is only showing a black screen.

Steve Bannon exits as Trump's White House senior strategist

BBC - 6 hours 33 min ago
Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has left his post, the BBC confirms.