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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.

At Least 93,000 Syrians Have Died During Conflict, U.N. Says

At Least 93,000 Syrians Have Died During Conflict, U.N. Says

“The constant flow of killings continues at shockingly high levels,” the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said Thursday as her office reported there have been at least 92,901 conflict-related deaths in Syria since March 2011.

No Decisions Yet On The Most-Anticipated Supreme Court Cases

No Decisions Yet On The Most-Anticipated Supreme Court Cases

There’s no big news again today from the U.S. Supreme Court — which is sort-of big news in itself because it means we’re still waiting for the justices’ decisions on these major case

Reports: 20 Major League Baseball Players May Be Suspended

Reports: 20 Major League Baseball Players May Be Suspended

“Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks,” ESPN’s Outside the Lines reports.

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