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‘Stop This Madness,’ Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate Talks

‘Stop This Madness,’ Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate Talks

Sano drew a link between the Haiyan disaster and climate change. “We can fix this. We can stop this madness. Right now, right here,” he said.

Pakistan Slams U.S. Over Drone Strike Against Taliban Chief

Pakistan Slams U.S. Over Drone Strike Against Taliban Chief

Pakistan is blasting the United States for a drone strike that has allegedly killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday in a divisive case the state has already vowed to appeal.

Storm Packing Hurricane-Force Winds Hits Western Europe

Storm Packing Hurricane-Force Winds Hits Western Europe

What’s being described as the worst storm in years hit Britain before moving across the English Channel to lash the Netherlands, France and Germany.

Supreme Court To Weigh EPA Permits For Power Plant Emissions

Supreme Court To Weigh EPA Permits For Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court has agreed to review an Obama administration policy that requires new power plants and other big polluting facilities to apply for permits to emit greenhouse gases.

Rescue Efforts To Resume In Flooded Colorado; More Rain Due

Rescue Efforts To Resume In Flooded Colorado; More Rain Due

“Helicopters are expected to be back in the air in a major way Monday,” over the 15 counties across Colorado’s Front Range where historic flooding has killed at least 6 people, left hundreds more stranded and unaccounted for, and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate their homes, our colleagues at KUNC report.

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

The morning’s major scoop comes from The Washington Post: “The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.”

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf Spill

Halliburton Will Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In BP Gulf Spill

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. will plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April 2010 that left 11 dead and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

He’s An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap’n Crunch

He’s An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap’n Crunch

We don’t know how, but we missed a major scandal brewing in the Navy for decades. It’s important, so even if we’re a little late to the story we still wanted to point it out: Cap’n Crunch is an impostor.

‘Suffering On A Huge Scale’: World Refugee Numbers Swell

‘Suffering On A Huge Scale’: World Refugee Numbers Swell

The United Nations Refugee Commission says more than 45.2 million people were in “situations of displacement” around the world as of last year — the most since 1994.