Posts Tagged 'news'

Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

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Protesters disrupted a U.S. side event on the future importance of fossil fuels at the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, on Monday. Separately, U.S. negotiators are helping to write a rule book that will help countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the new mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone, speaks at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City. “For decades, there had been no structure, no focused thinking of a strategy for the city,” she says. “The way my brain works is with plans. I have to have a to-do list.”

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The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

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Autonomous vehicles could be the “most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car,” says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/10/675254096/the-revolution-will-be-driverless-autonomous-cars-usher-in-big-changes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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Political Moves In Wisconsin And Michigan Reminiscent Of Marbury Vs. Madison Debate

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The moves in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t new. In some ways they reopen the debate that was settled in Marbury vs. Madison. The American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein gives us a lesson.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/675070435/political-moves-in-wisconsin-and-michigan-reminiscent-of-marbury-vs-madison-deba?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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Not Time To ‘See The Winter Wonderland’: N.C. Governor Says To Stay Off Roads

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A snow plow moves on a snowy Durham, N.C., street on Sunday. Weather Prediction Center forecaster David Roth told NPR this could be a “historic storm” for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina.

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How 2 New York Women Erased $1.5 Million In Medical Debt For Hundreds Of Strangers

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Judith Jones and Carolyn Kenyon discuss their fundraising efforts that resulted in $1.5 million medical bill debt forgiveness for New York strangers.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/675070442/how-2-new-york-women-erased-1-5-million-in-medical-debt-for-hundreds-of-stranger?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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Trump Appoints Gen. Mark Milley Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

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President Trump has appointed Gen. Mark Milley to succeed Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford.

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Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Leave White House At The End Of The Year

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John Kelly took over as chief of staff six months into the Trump presidency, and he initially helped bring military discipline to a sometimes chaotic White House.

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Stampede At Italian Nightclub Leaves At Least Six People Dead And Many Injured

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A stampede at an Italian nightclub killed several people, and injured dozens. Italian officials say they are investigating what triggered the stampede.

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More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Nutrition Rules

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The Trump administration is giving schools more flexibility in the meals they serve. Critics say the rollback on school lunch rules is bad for kids’ health.

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Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

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People walk through Ain Issa, one of the camps that holds displaced Syrians as well as foreign wives of ISIS fighters and their children. Thousands of foreign women and children languish in shelters in northeastern Syria, unwanted by their home governments and with no clear future.

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UNAIDS Report: 9 Million Are Likely HIV Positive And Don’t Know It

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A woman in Johannesburg, South Africa, uses an HIV kit that tests for antibodies in oral fluids.

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