Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders

Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders

Paris (AFP) – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown. Governments should exit coal, stop subsidising other fossil fuels, and pressure polluting industries to clean up their act in exchange for bailing them … Read more

Driver who hit two protesters in Seattle charged with three felonies

Driver who hit two protesters in Seattle charged with three felonies

A man accused of fleeing the scene after mowing down two protesters with his Jaguar in Seattle – killing a 24-year-old veterinary clinic worker – has been hit with three felony charges, including vehicular homicide. Dawit Kelete, 27, was charged by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. … Read more

World’s rarest great ape pictured with babies

Nigeria's gorillas: World's rarest great ape pictured with babies

Photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of rare gorillas in the mountains of southern Nigeria, conservationists say. Only 300 Cross River gorillas are known to live in the wild, making them the most endangered sub-species. But the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says this sighting raises hopes that the … Read more

Louisiana lawmaker equates mask mandates with Nazi Germany

Louisiana lawmaker equates mask mandates with Nazi Germany

A Louisiana state lawmaker said people who refuse to wear a facemask during the coronavirus pandemic are being persecuted like Jews in Nazi Germany as he filmed himself destroying a facemask with a chainsaw and blowtorch. Republican State Rep. Danny McCormick made the comments in a video he posted to Facebook criticizing an executive order … Read more

Counterfeit $20 bill now part of George Floyd murder case

Counterfeit $20 bill now part of George Floyd murder case

The counterfeit $20 bill that cost George Floyd his life is now part of the murder case against the ex-Minneapolis cops charged in his death, according to court records made public Wednesday. The lawyer for accused former cop Thomas Lane said the crumpled bills found between the seats of Floyd’s SUV put the officer on … Read more

Seoul mayor reported missing, search underway

Manufacturing Gives Iran a Lifeline

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and search operations are underway on Thursday, police said. Police officers said they are looking for Mayor Park Won-sun at Seoul’s Sungbuk neighborhood where his mobile phone signal was last detected. His daughter called police earlier Thursday and said … Read more

Muslim woman gets ‘ISIS’-labeled Starbucks drink

Muslim woman gets 'ISIS'-labeled Starbucks drink

A Muslim woman in Minnesota said a Starbucks employee wrote the word “ISIS” on her coffee cup after she ordered the drink, according to a report. The woman, identified by CNN only as Aishah, told the network she received the offensively labeled drink when she ordered a coffee from a Starbucks that’s inside a Target … Read more