Takeaways from Friday's events at UN climate conference known as COP28
Friday was a day for speechmaking at the United Nations annual climate conference known as COP28, as heads of state each gave short speeches to deliver their views on the planet’s climate crisis, what their nation is doing and what they think others should do.
Mississippi sheriff changes policies after violent abuse. Victims say it's to escape accountability
Attorneys for the victims of a racist episode of police torture say new policies unveiled by a Mississippi sheriff’s department this week were introduced so the sheriff can escape liability in a civil lawsuit and forestall a federal probe.
Chicago and other northern US cities scramble to house migrants with coldest weather just ahead
Chicago is scrambling to house hundreds of asylum-seekers who are still sheltering on sidewalks, at police stations and at the city’s busiest airport as the cold weather sets in and with winter just around the corner.
Japan expresses concern about Ospreys continuing to fly as some crash details emerge
Japan’s top government spokesperson expressed concern on Friday that the U.S. military is continuing to fly Osprey aircraft in the country without providing adequate information about a fatal crash this week in southwestern Japan despite repeated requests that it do so.
US prosecutors say plots to assassinate Sikh leaders were part of a campaign of planned killings
Law enforcement authorities say in court papers that the plot driven by a government official in India to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York City was meant to precede another killing in California and more assassinations in the U.S. and Canada.
Henry Kissinger’s complicated legacy draws admiration and scorn from across the globe
World leaders and other people offered a polarized reaction to the death of the lionized and vilified former diplomat Henry Kissinger, who managed to hold global attention decades after his service as U.S. secretary of state.
GOP Rep. George Santos refuses to resign and warns his expulsion from Congress would set a precedent
A defiant Rep_ George Santos is warning colleagues his expulsion from Congress before being convicted in a court of law would establish a new precedent that's “going to be the undoing of a lot of members.”.
3 young Palestinian men were shot in Vermont. Their families thought the US would be safer
Vigils for three college students of Palestinian descent who were shot in Vermont over the weekend have prompted calls for authorities to recognize the violence as a hate crime, and for unity among the Jewish and Arab communities.
Leaked document says US is willing to build energy projects in case Snake River dams are breached
In a strong sign that the U.S. will consider breaching four controversial dams on the Snake River, a leaked Biden administration document says the government is prepared to help build clean energy projects to replace the power generated by the dams.
Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award-winning actor who was familiar maternal face on TV, dies at 93
Frances Sternhagen, the veteran character actor who won two Tony Awards and became a familiar maternal face to TV viewers later in life in such shows as “Cheers,” “ER,” “Sex and the City” and “The Closer,” has died.
Congress members, activists decry assaults against anti-China protesters during San Francisco summit
A man protesting against the Chinese government during the recent Asia-Pacific economic summit in San Francisco says he was attacked by supporters of the Chinese ruling party and is urging local police to take action.
Indiana judge dismisses state's lawsuit against TikTok that alleged child safety, privacy concerns
An Indiana county judge has dismissed a state lawsuit filed against TikTok that had accused the app of deceiving its users about the level of inappropriate content for children on its platform and the security of consumers’ personal information.