• Attorney Nov 7, 2019

    Exxon Denies That It Misled Investors on Climate Risks

    Climate change may be the defining risk for oil and gas companies in coming decades, and attorneys for New York state are saying Exxon Mobil misled investors about how it was handling that risk. The state made closing arguments Thursday in a case that accused the energy giant of downplaying the impact of stricter climate regulations in a warming world....

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump’s Wildfire Tweets Not Grounded in Facts

    President Donald Trump is scorching the facts about California’s wildfires. The president in recent tweets blamed California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for the fires because of state forest management practices and said California’s fires were too expensive and worse than in other states. In fact, the fires were not raging mostly in forests. The bulk of California’s forests are...

  • California Aug 16, 2019

    Woman and Her Teen Daughters Visit Disneyland With a Ticket She Won in 1985

    More than 30 years after she was among the lucky few to win a Disneyland pass as part of a 30th anniversary giveaway at the theme park, Tamia Richardson returned to claim her prize — a day of magic with her two teen daughters.

  • Canada Jul 13, 2019

    Americans, Canadian Journalist Among 26 Dead at Somali Hotel Sieged by Extremists

    Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist. Three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and a Briton also were among the dead,...

  • New England May 22, 2019

    Tracking Showers and Storms Thursday

    After two days in a row of weather bliss, we have a system approaching for Thursday. Wednesday evening remains dry and mostly sunny. Some wildfire smoke from Alberta, Canada, has wafted into the atmosphere above parts of New England. This means we should be on sunset watch with the smoke particles that create brilliant colors. Overnight lows drop into the...

  • Canada Apr 19, 2019

    3 Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Canada

    Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday. Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday. “They are...

  • California Feb 15, 2018

    ‘Green Book’ for Black Travelers Was Powerful Tool for Women Entrepreneurs

    The “Green Book” was more than a revolutionary way for African Americans to travel in this country; it was an economic engine for burgeoning entrepreneurs, particularly black women.

  • Russia Dec 14, 2018

    Salt Lake City Gets Go-Ahead to Bid for Winter Olympics

    Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it was selecting Utah’s capital, which...

  • JUDGE Nov 9, 2018

    Federal Judge Blocks Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana

    A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project’s potential environmental impact. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris’ order on Thursday came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana, The Great Falls Tribune reports. Environmental groups had...

  • California Aug 19, 2018

    Science Says: ‘The Warmer It Is, the More Fire We See’

    As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames.

  • New Jersey Jun 29, 2018

    Flyers Support Humboldt Player Paralyzed in Bus Crash

    The 19-year-old hockey player is paralyzed from the chest down and is undergoing extensive rehab in Philadelphia. The Flyers made sure Philly was his new home ice.

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2018

    Keystone XL Developer Showers Nebraska With Campaign Cash

    The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project. A political action committee for TransCanada Inc. has donated more than $65,000 to campaigns within the last year, mostly to Republican state...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2018

    Disputed Keystone Pipeline Project Focus of Montana Court Hearing

    Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was rejected in 2015 by former President Barack Obama because of its potential to exacerbate climate change. President Donald Trump revived the...

  • Minnesota Apr 26, 2018

    Smoky Fire That Forced Evacuations Out at Wisconsin Refinery

    Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out and people were being allowed back in their homes Thursday night after most of the city of Superior was forced to evacuate.

  • NBC Apr 9, 2018

    Body Misidentified in Canadian Hockey Team Bus Crash That Killed 15

    Families and friends already stunned by the deaths of 15 players and team personnel for Humboldt’s youth hockey club got a new shock Monday when authorities announced that one of the dead had been misidentified. The Ministry of Justice for Saskatchewan province said the mistake occurred partly because all the Broncos players had dyed their hair blond for the team’s...

  • actress Feb 5, 2018

    Missing Brother of ‘Sex and the City’ Actress Kim Cattrall Found Dead

    “Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall and Canadian police say her missing brother has been found dead. The actress had taken to social media earlier appealing for help in finding her brother Christopher Cattrall, who she said was missing from his home in Lacombe, Alberta. She tweeted Sunday afternoon later to say her family was announcing his “unexpected passing.”

  • United States Feb 1, 2018

    Climate Change Diet: Arctic Sea Ice Thins, So Do Polar Bears

    Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It’s the climate change diet and scientists say it’s not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for hunting seals each spring.

  • Captain Jan 18, 2018

    In Her Captain America Suit, Vonn Is Finally Ready to Attack

    The Olympic downhill is little more than a month away and Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to start attacking at 100 percent again. Forget that unusual image of the 78-time World Cup winner skiing cautiously amid difficult weather conditions in Austria last weekend. Back on one of her favorite courses — she holds a record 11 wins in Cortina —...

  • coach Jan 14, 2018

    Jaguars Surging, Steelers Wary in High-Stakes Rematch

    At the time the score looked like a misprint. Jacksonville 30. Pittsburgh 9 . On the road. A result so stunningly one-sided Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stood in the locker room on that gray October afternoon only half-jokingly wondered if he still had “it.”

  • BOSTON Dec 28, 2017

    Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings Issued

    Much of New England is starting with sub-zero temperatures today. This, along with winds gusting past 25 mph, creates a wind chill factor of 20 to 30 degrees below zero.

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