National / International News

Trump Still Hasn't Fulfilled Promise To Declare Opioid Epidemic As A National Emergency

NPR News - 6 hours 38 min ago

President Trump's nominee to head the Drug Enforcement Administration pulled out amid controversy. This leaves Trump without a permanent heads at Department of Health and Human Services and the DEA. All the while, his promised declaration of a national emergency on opioids has yet to materialize.

What To Expect As China's Ruling Communist Party Prepares For 19th National Congress

NPR News - 6 hours 38 min ago

China's ruling Communist Party's 19th national congress will likely decide the country's leadership lineup for the next five to 10 years. While leaders will go all out to present a facade of orderly transition and party unity, analysts believe that the facade conceals some brutal political power struggles, due in part to a lack of clear rules in China about how power is transferred.

Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

BBC - 6 hours 48 min ago
A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested.

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

BBC - 6 hours 50 min ago
The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

Remembering the Chicano movement

BBC - 6 hours 51 min ago
A series of exhibits traces the history and art of the Chicano movement.

Manchester City 2-1 Napoli

BBC - 6 hours 59 min ago
Manchester City produce another largely impressive display as they beat Napoli to maintain their 100% start to the Champions League.

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

BBC - 6 hours 59 min ago
Tottenham take a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase after forcing Real Madrid to fight back for a draw in Spain.

NK Maribor 0-7 Liverpool

BBC - 7 hours 3 min ago
Liverpool record their biggest Champions League win in almost 10 years as they thrash Maribor to go top of Group E.

Ryder Cup 2018: US still has something to prove says Jim Furyk

BBC - 7 hours 7 min ago
US Ryder Cup skipper Jim Furyk says there is still work to be done to fully restore his country's reputation in the tournament.

Trump's latest travel ban order blocked

BBC - 7 hours 10 min ago
A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

Mary J. Blige: US still 'separated' on race

BBC - 7 hours 20 min ago
The singer says Obama's inauguration revealed the extent of racial divisions in her country.

David Warner's Ashes warning to England 'pathetic' - Marcus Trescothick

BBC - 7 hours 34 min ago
Australia vice-captain David Warner's warning that England should expect "war" next month was "pathetic", says Marcus Trescothick.

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

NPR News - 8 hours 14 min ago

President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous efforts, it was swiftly challenged in several courts.

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Lamin Deen backs Lee Johnston as head coach despite racist comment

BBC - 8 hours 29 min ago
Olympic bobsleigh pilot Lamin Deen backs the appointment of Lee Johnston as British Bobsleigh head coach despite him making a racist comment in 2013.

Under-17 World Cup: England beat Japan on penalties to reach quarter-finals

BBC - 8 hours 48 min ago
England held their nerve to beat Japan 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the Under-17 World Cup in India.

37: Is it time to take capitalism into the shop for a look under the hood?

Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, says financial markets are almost like rogue artificial intelligence, but it doesn't have to be that way. Then: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai finally says no, you actually can't take away a broadcast license (Mr. President). Finally, "The Lego Ninjago Movie" producer Daniel Lin answers our Make Me Smart question. 

Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case

NPR News - 9 hours 23 min ago

Among the charges is conspiracy to distribute large quantities of fentanyl, a significant factor in the opioid crisis. Every year, thousands of Americans overdose on the drug.

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Parsons Green tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy

BBC - 9 hours 27 min ago
Omid Saidy was fatally wounded in the attack outside Parsons Green Tube station.

Somali bomb victims: Searching for clues

BBC - 9 hours 38 min ago
A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager plays down PSG speculation

BBC - 10 hours 8 min ago
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho distances himself from speculation he is keen to move to Paris St-Germain.