Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech
Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes.
Key sticking points in UN climate talks
PARIS (AP) — Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
'No more baby parts': Reclusive suspect's words draw focus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear told authorities "no more baby parts" after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behid an assault that left three dead.
Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars
NEW YORK (AP) — As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.
Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire bsinessman and former reality television star.
Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country's Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons and instead arm hemselves with peace and forgiveness.
Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions.
'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!
HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life
CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.
A humorous slant on the top news of the day, Jon Stewart reports on the foibles and fumbles of the real world watch