Stories about USA

Jun 04 2017

Nations, states unite behind Paris accord

Climate change is real and we all share a responsibility to fight it. Second, as Jeff Immelt of General Electric, Elon Musk of Tesla, and other corporate titans have ar...

Jun 04 2017

Vladimir Putin ridicules claims of Russian meddling in U.S. presidential vote

Later Friday, Kelly is due to go one-on-one with Putin in a sit-down interview. The Russian leader, who is keen to try to fix battered U.S. -Russia ties , said he th...

Jun 04 2017

Former FBI chief due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

It cautioned that a final decision hadn't been made by the president. But the privilege isn't "absolute" and the court has said it has limits - indeed, it can be overco...

Jun 04 2017

Michael Bloomberg offers to foot US cost of Paris Agreement

Together, we work on collaborative business solutions under the framework of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Paris Agreement's cen...

Jun 04 2017

Automakers should stand with Paris Climate Accord

Now, more than ever, we must be determined to solve climate change , and to challenge those leaders who do not believe in scientific facts or empirical truths. The Un...

Jun 04 2017

Clinton and Trump are at each other's throats again

Hillary Clinton says Russian hackers were "guided by Americans" in their assault on her presidential campaign. So I hope that we'll get enough information to be able to ...

Jun 04 2017

Another Budget Deadline Busted. Where Does That Leave Illinois?

It is aimed at easing the process of merging or dissolving townships or for cities to absorb townships occupying the same geographical area. Democrats approved versions o...

Jun 04 2017

White Jurors Selected for Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial

Experts believe lawyers on both sides will be considering race, sex, age, occupation and interests of potential jurors. The trial comes almost 17 months after Cosby was...

Jun 04 2017

China, EU claim climate leadership as United States steps back

His decision, announced on Thursday, triggered widespread worldwide condemnation. It therefore disproportionately punishes wealthy emitters, like Canada and the United...

Jun 04 2017

American bishops decry Trump's decision on climate change

The statement came after President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the USA would withdraw from the Paris climate change accord. "Given the chance to present ...

Jun 04 2017

Four New England States Join Climate Pact

Germany, France and Italy said the 2015 Paris climate change agreement "cannot be renegotiated" after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the deal...

Jun 04 2017

Canadians in London urged to exercise caution in wake of terror attack

A Kiwi has been seriously injured after a terrorist attack in London on Saturday night (local time). It is too early to say whether the incidents in London are mi...

Jun 04 2017

Six killed and three attackers shot dead in attacks on central London

In what Metropolitan Police called a "protracted incident", six people were killed and the three male suspects were shot dead. "The suspects were wearing what looked ...

Jun 04 2017

State Department won't say if Tillerson attended Trump climate speech

So we're getting out. "And if we can't, that's fine". "India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020". This means it would likely conclude on the eve of t...

Jun 04 2017

Madison scientists criticize Trump's withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Trump has said he intends to end all support for United Nations climate change efforts, eliminating the U.S. contribution to the UNFCCC, the UN's climate negotiating b...

Jun 04 2017

Switching to solar energy provides economic benefits, saves lives

Power-producing wind turbines appeared on the Lake Erie waterfront and across the nation. Odisha Thermal Power Corporation Ltd . was planning a 2,400-megawatt coal-bas...

Jun 04 2017

'Ramblin Man' Gregg Allman buried near Hwy 41

Cher appeared to be suffering through one of the hardest days of her life when she attended her ex-husband Gregg Allman's funeral today, June 3. Also attending was for...

Jun 04 2017

Davidson's run continues with 2-1 upset of FGCU

Davidson tomorrow (Saturday, June 3) at 1 p.m". Rivera hit a solo homer way up off the screen in left-field on an Oliver Jaskie fastball in the fifth inning. Rice pit...

Jun 04 2017

Former Penn State president gets jail time in Paterno scandal

Sandusky, 73, was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing boys he accessed through his Second Mile charity for at-risk children, some of whom he brought back to Penn Stat...

Jun 04 2017

Trump's climate doubts ignore US military consensus on risks

A majority of Americans in every state, or 69 per cent of U.S. voters, believe the United States should participate in the agreement, according to a recent opinion poll...