Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 900)

Ice storm leaves more than 100,000 without power from Maine to the Midwest

Ice storm: from Maine to Midwest, more than 100,000 still without power (via The Christian Science Monitor) More than 100,000 people remain without power Thursday, days after an ice storm hit the upper Midwest and swept through western Maine. With power companies struggling through harsh winter conditions, service might not…

New satellite will examine global warming’s effects on rain and snowfall

How is global warming affecting precipitation? New satellite to help explain. (via The Christian Science Monitor) The United States and Japan are getting set to launch a 4.3-ton satellite designed to monitor rain and snowfall in unprecedented detail. The agencies announced on Thursday that they have scheduled the launch for…

Heavy flooding in Brazil kills at least 44 and leaves more than 60,000 homeless

At least 44 people have died and more than 60,000 have been left homeless following torrential rain in southeast Brazil over the past few weeks, officials said Thursday. In Espirito Santo state, Civil Defense officials reported a total of 27 fatalities, including eight Thursday, in what they described as the…

U.S. condemns violence against protesters and journalists in Ukraine

The United States on Thursday expressed concern over the targeting of journalists and activists taking part in pro-EU rallies in Ukraine, calling the savage beating of one opposition journalist “particularly disturbing.” Opposition leaders have been locked in a standoff with President Viktor Yanukovych over his decision to scrap key political…

Freed Greenpeace protester: Russia owes me a medal for trying to save its environment

Greenpeace campaigner Dima Litvinov, first of imprisoned protesters to be freed, tells of relief at leaving Russia The first environmental activist to leave Russia after more than two months of detention said that Russia owed him a medal rather than a pardon for his work to protect the environment. Dima…

U.S. promises to cut South Sudan off from aid if government falls

The United States on Thursday reaffirmed its vow to cut aid to violence-wracked South Sudan if the government of President Salva Kiir is overthrown in a coup. Troops loyal to Kiir have been battling forces allied to former vice president Riek Machar in a wave of ethnic violence that has…

Defiant Turkish PM digs in as government graft investigation is blocked

A graft probe that has shaken Turkey’s government to its core and threatened Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule has been blocked, a prosecutor alleged Thursday. “Clear pressure” from Istanbul’s chief prosecutor and police commanders have stymied further arrests in the investigation, which has already netted several high-profile political and…

LAX shooting suspect Paul Ciancia pleads not guilty

A man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles international airport, killing a security agent and wounding seven other people, pleaded not guilty in a California court Thursday. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is accused of pulling an assault weapon out of a duffel bag and opening fire on Transportation Security…

Obama signs bipartisan budget deal and Guantanamo transfer bills into law

President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the compromise US budget bill recently negotiated by feuding lawmakers and a massive defense bill that takes a step toward ultimate closure of Guantanamo. After signing the legislation while vacationing in Hawaii with his family, Obama praised the National Defense Authorization Act for…

Amazon will cover shipping costs for customers hit by UPS and FedEx delays

Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries. The Amazon pledge came after UPS in particular came under fire for late packages despite vows from retailers to meet a December…

Google+