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 2018-04-19 21:02 

Radio Australia

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law...

The world's largest social network is keen to reduce its exposure to a new European privacy law, which allows regulators to fine companies for collecting or using personal data without users' consent....

 2018-04-19 20:55 

Radio New Zealand

Tonga PM's property offer to UK causes stir...

An offer made by Tonga's prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva to return a seafront property to the British Government has caused a stir as a Tongan royal office is currently located on the property....

 2018-04-19 20:54 

VOA

Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Get An Apology from Police...

Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approa...

 2018-04-19 20:53 

WTOP

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday...

Stocks closed broadly lower Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak. Losses in technology companies and consumer products makers and health care stocks accounted for much of the decline. Banks bucked the downward trend and rose... The post How major...

 2018-04-19 20:53 

WTOP

Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic...

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic. The protests, which began last Friday,... The post Armenian protesters to renew ef...

 2018-04-19 20:51 

VOA

Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump's Pick to Head NASA...

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.In a 50-49 vote Thursday, Oklahoma Represent...

 2018-04-19 20:51 

WTOP

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants...

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate with its immigration enforcement policies, agreeing with a tempora...

 2018-04-19 20:50 

WTOP

Brazil's first black justice considers presidential run...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's first black supreme court justice says he is considering a run for president in October. Former justice Joaquim Barbosa's entry in the race would be significant because he is widely... The post Brazil's first bl...

 2018-04-19 20:49 

WTOP

LA Fitness apologizes to black customer; 3 employees gone...

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company.... The post LA Fitness apologizes to black customer; 3 em...

 2018-04-19 20:49 

Herman Cain

DOJ inspector general: Prosecute Andrew McCabe...

By Dan Calabrese I guess "lack of candor" is a pretty serious thing. That's especially true when it's a euphemism for lying about who might have leaked information to the media when it fact it The post DOJ inspector general: Prosecute Andr...

 2018-04-19 20:46 

WTOP

Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the... The post Police say teen who searched for missing pal ...

 2018-04-19 20:46 

VOA

'Fearless Girl' to Leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'...

New York's "Fearless Girl" statue that has become a global symbol of female business prowess will be moved from her spot staring down Wall Street's bronze "Charging Bull" to a new home facing the New York Stock Exchange.Officials a...

 2018-04-19 20:43 

WTOP

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted Thursday that the sitting congresswoman is a "wonderful woman who has always... The post Trump ...

 2018-04-19 20:42 

NPR

After Getting Lou Gehrig's Diagnosis, California Man Makes Album With Help Of Friends...

Bernie Dalton had a dream: Make an album. But then the single dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS and without the use of his limbs or his voice, Dalton needed the help of a lot of friends to make his dream happen....

 2018-04-19 20:42 

WTOP

Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses...

FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires. Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the... The post Worker killed when Missour...

 2018-04-19 20:42 

WTOP

Mattel CEO leaves after being at helm for 14 months...

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel Inc. says that its CEO Margo Georgiadis is stepping down to pursue a new opportunity in the tech sector. The toy giant, based in El Segundo, California, says the board... The post Mattel CEO leaves after being at helm for 14 m...

 2018-04-19 20:42 

WTOP

Stocks post first loss of the week as tech companies drop...

Losses among technology and consumer products companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market. Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Energy companies also eked out a... The post Stocks post fi...

 2018-04-19 20:42 

NPR

AT&T CEO Says Proposed Merger With Time Warner Would Benefit Everyone...

The U.S. Justice Department is opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner arguing it will weaken competition and harm consumers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand Tuesday to argue that the merger will benefit both the companies and the ...

 2018-04-19 20:41 

VOA

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 2018-04-19 20:40 

WTOP

Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A couple who recently moved from Switzerland to Utah planned a murder-suicide that left their family of four dead, buying sleeping pills and researching shootings, according to a police report... The post Police: Utah parents p...

 2018-04-19 20:38 

Federal News Radio

IndyCar star Dixon to try skills on "American Ninja Warrior"...

Scott Dixon is the latest IndyCar driver to wade into the reality television world with an audition next week on...

 2018-04-19 20:38 

Radio Australia

Sydney's most confusing intersections will make you never want to drive again...

In a city that was not so much planned as allowed to grow willy-nilly, there are plenty of idiosyncrasies to test your road logic....

 2018-04-19 20:38 

Radio New Zealand

Refugees returned to Manus in dawn raid...

A Manus Island refugee in Port Moresby says the Papua New Guinea immigration authority assisted by the army conducted a dawn raid yesterday at a motel in the capital....

 2018-04-19 20:34 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

Russia, Syria Trying To 'Sanitize' Chemical Attack Site, U.S. Says...

The United States has accused Russia and Syria of trying to "sanitize" the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, while delaying access by experts from the global chemical-weapons watchdog....

 2018-04-19 20:32 

Radio Free Asia

Xinjiang Authorities Use 'Burial Management Centers' to Subvert Uyghur Funeral Traditions...

Exile observers say the centers also help 'deal with' deaths in detention....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

Cuban-Americans Discuss Their Hopes And Expectations For Cuba's New President...

As Cuba transitions to a new president, hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans look on from afar. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Cuban-American filmmaker LeAnne Russell about how the younger generation sees the island's succession of power....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction...

As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish...

Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

In Puerto Rico, Blackouts Continue To Disrupt Lives And The Island's Economy...

Puerto Rico is in the middle of its second major blackout in less than a week, and Puerto Ricans are getting fed up....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

1 Of Trump's Accusers Now Able To Talk Freely About Her Alleged Affair...

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had a 10-month affair with President Trump, has settled a lawsuit that kept her from publicly discussing the alleged relationship. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Peter Stris, her lawyer....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests...

In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves."...

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued...

Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care...

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

Parkland Students And Parents Aren't Happy With How Shooting Aftermath Is Being Handled...

More than two months after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting, students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they're unhappy with how the school district has handled the aftermath. They believe more should be done on school safet...

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters...

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen....

 2018-04-19 20:31 

NPR

How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage...

Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for President Trump at the U.N. — most recently making the case for military strikes in Syria. NPR looks at Haley's rise to the national stage and what might be ahead....

 2018-04-19 20:28 

Federal News Radio

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government...

Lance Armstrong has reached a$5 million settlement with the federal government in a civil whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the former cyclist...

 2018-04-19 20:28 

Federal News Radio

Tennessee AD Fulmer signs new deal running through 2021...

Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer signs contract that runs through 2021, includes pay raise...

 2018-04-19 20:26 

Federal News Radio

A timeline of Lance Armstrong's cycling career...

A timeline of Lance Armstrong's cycling career and legal troubles after his cheating was exposed...

 2018-04-19 20:25 

Radio Australia

Your say on class in Australia...

We asked you to share your experience of class, and we were inundated with stories....

 2018-04-19 20:25 

Federal News Radio

Texas judge describes fear, pain after assassination attempt...

A judge shot during an assassination attempt outside her Austin home has told jurors that there were times she wanted to die following the 2015 attack...

 2018-04-19 20:25 

Federal News Radio

The Latest: British cybersecurity expert's US case delayed...

Attorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a computer virus got more time to prepare for arguments on whether to suppress statements he made to the FBI after his arrest on criminal indictment...

 2018-04-19 20:24 

Federal News Radio

Atletico defeat leaves Barcelona 1 win from title...

Atletico has lost 3-0 to Real Sociedad to leave Barcelona one win away from clinching the title...

 2018-04-19 20:24 

Federal News Radio

UN Security Council mourns death of Ivory Coast ambassador...

The Security Council have bid farewell to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the U.N.'s most powerful body...

 2018-04-19 20:21 

Radio Australia

What Canberra's prisoners are eating — and why justice is a dish best served with grilled haloumi...

Despite the popular perception of prison food — as dull, tasteless and repetitive gruel — the menu at the Alexander Maconochie Centre offers a seasonal variety of vegetarian, vegan and halal options....

 2018-04-19 20:13 

Herman Cain

FDA recommends approval of marijuana-derived drug that doesn't get you high...

By Dan Calabrese So that's it, right? We can end all the nonsense about weed being "medicine" because the properties in weed that get you high are not the same ones that can help with The post FDA recommends approval of marijuana-derived drug ...

 2018-04-19 20:11 

Radio New Zealand

Former Green MPs criticise party's deal with Nats...

The Green Party is being told it risks losing votes unless it ditches its deal to share parliamentary questions with National....

 2018-04-19 20:03 

Radio Australia

What should you do so your loved ones can honour your dying wish?...

Thinking about the end of your life is hard enough, not many people want to talk about it....

 2018-04-19 20:02 

WCBS Newsradio 880

Survey: Suffolk County Plastic Bag Fee Has Changed Consumer Habits...

A 5-cent plastic bag fee in Suffolk County has had an effect on consumer habits....

 2018-04-19 20:02 

Radio New Zealand

Proposed change could save more premature babies' lives...

Tiny premature babies could soon have a better chance of surviving as doctors consider lowering the age at which they can be resuscitated....

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