By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has scrapped plans to spend up to 1 billion pounds to help commercialize the technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing them underground, the government said on Wednesday, putting two major projects at risk of being cancelled. The announcement comes just days before negotiators from more than 190 countries are due to meet in Paris to thrash out a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions blamed for rising temperatures. “Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, HM Government confirms that the 1 billion-pound ring-fenced capital budget for the Carbon Capture
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that footage from a patrol car camera released this week is unreliable because video “distorts images.” The lawyer, Daniel Herbert, told CNN that on Oct. 20, 2014 Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived at the scene 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened businesses and vandalized police cruisers. Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times only 30 seconds after
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Cullors and ColorOfChange’s Rashad Robinson join MSNBC for an interview following their Summit At Sea panel. They illustrate the importance of fighting for equal justice and ponder on the future of the Black Lives…
By Steve Benen
Marriage equality is already the law of the land, but Marco Rubio wants to change the law, not accept it.
Officials learned Iran broke into social media accounts thanks to a new Facebook feature.
Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks about the dashcam video released and explains why there was no audio accompanying it.
If you don’t like a Georgia sheriff’s political incorrectness, you can leave his county. That’s what Harris Sheriff Mike Jolley warns on a new sign posted outside …