National / International News

Women's Rugby World Cup, Pool C: France 21-5 Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:44
Hosts Ireland's World Cup dreams are ended as three first-half tries set up France's emphatic 21-5 victory in Dublin.

In Birmingham, The Debate Over Confederate Monuments Is Renewed After Charlottesville

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Birmingham, Ala., has a complicated relationship with racism. Some of the most notable events from the Civil Rights era took place in the city. Now, there's renewed debate about the fate of the city's Confederate monuments.

Mathematicians Could Help In Gerrymandering Legal Cases

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Legal fights over racial and partisan gerrymandering are intensifying and mathematicians think they can help. Specialists in geometry are training to become expert witnesses in redistricting cases around the country.

Officials Still Searching For Bodies After Deadly Mudslides In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Three days after mudslides killed hundreds in Sierra Leone's capital city, government officials are still searching for bodies under the rubble. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the president's spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay, about how the West African country is responding to the disaster.

Reporter In Barcelona Describes Scene Immediately After Deadly Van Attack

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Jim Kent runs an English-language radio station in Barcelona and arrived at the scene in the Las Ramblas district shortly after he heard the news of the deadly van attack.

Varied Republican Response To Charlottesville Raises Questions On Legislative Ability

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

After their failed health care efforts, Republican lawmakers are regrouping for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code. But President Trump's handling of the racist-fueled violence in Charlottesville shows in stark terms how hard it is to keep the party on the same page.

Trump Voters Discuss The President's Comments On Confederate Monuments

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

As President Trump re-emphasizes his support for statues of Confederate leaders, Republican and Trump voters in Wisconsin weigh in on whether they agree with the president.

Trump Lashes Out At Critics Of His Response To Violence In Charlottesville

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

On Thursday, President Trump offered support to Spain as it deals with a deadly attack. Though he remained out of public view, he lashed out at critics of his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Local Reporter Describes What We Know About Van Attack In Barcelona

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Fiona Govan, a reporter for The Local, Spain, based in Madrid about the deadly attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

An American In Barcelona Reacts To Van Attack

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Andrew Roby is an American on vacation in Barcelona and was in the vicinity when a van drove into a crowd of people killing at least a dozen and injuring at least 50.

Settlement Reached In Case Against Pyschologists Who Designed CIA Torture Program

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

The ACLU represented the three men who were seeking damages after being subjected to torture. This is first time damages will presumably be paid to people interrogated in the CIA program.

Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process and who controls the Internet.

Tillerson And Mattis Host Japanese Counterparts Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are hosting their Japanese counterparts as tensions rise with North Korea.

Terrorism Expert In Barcelona Talks About Van Attack Near Las Ramblas

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Nafees Hamid, a terrorism expert for Artis International, who was a few blocks away from Las Ramblas, where the attack in Barcelona occurred on Thursday.

Van Attack In Barcelona Leaves At Least A Dozen Dead, More Than 50 Injured

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:36

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Associated Press reporter Joseph Wilson in Barcelona about the attack on Thursday that left at least a dozen dead and many more injured.

England v West Indies: Alastair Cook & Joe Root hit centuries in UK's first day-night Test

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:34
Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominate West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK.

Homophobia in football: How LGBT fans' groups are changing opinions on terraces

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 12:02
How the rise of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans' groups in the Premier League is changing opinions on the terraces.

GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To Succeed

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 11:28

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., also said the president "has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation" responding to white supremacists.

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SeaWorld Euthanizes Its Oldest Killer Whale After Respiratory Issues

NPR News - Thu, 2017-08-17 11:04

Kasatka, believed to be 42 years old, was a matriarch of the orca pod in San Diego. Orcas typically live to at least 50 in the wild.

(Image credit: Getty Images/Getty Images/SeaWorld)

Luton gun smuggling crime gang jailed

BBC - Thu, 2017-08-17 11:03
Military grade guns and ammunition were brought into the country by the gang, a court is told.