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Environmental activists rally outside of New York Supreme Court in October in Manhattan, the first day of the trial accusing ExxonMobil of misleading shareholders about its climate change accounting.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:42

The state's attorney general argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.

Steam rises from the volcano on New Zealand's White Island on Tuesday, one day after an eruption there left at least six people dead, more than 30 injured and still others missing. Questions linger about why so many people were allowed so close to the active volcano.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:17

At least six people are dead and others badly injured or missing, after an event Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "devastating." Now, some are wondering why tourists were there in the first place.

Swedish singer Marie Fredriksson, performing in Cologne, Germany on March 19, 2011.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:57

As half of Roxette, Fredriksson was one of Sweden's most notable pop exports, selling tens of millions of albums and garnering several hit songs.

House Democratic leaders announced articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:43

House Democrats have unveiled their allegations. After it finalizes the articles, the Judiciary Committee is expected to send them to the full House for a vote on whether to impeach.

Frontier Airlines jetliners sit at gates on the A concourse at Denver International Airport. Lawsuits filed on Tuesday accuse the airline of discriminating against pregnant and nursing women.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:35

In a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court, a group of pilots and flight attendants says Frontier Airlines failed to accommodate the needs of pregnant and nursing women.

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges in May at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:21

The former entertainer is serving a sentence of three to 10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the altered trade agreement "much better than NAFTA" and "infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration."
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:11

The AFL-CIO president praised the agreement, which includes stronger enforcement of labor and environmental provisions. One lawmaker called it "a triumph for workers everywhere across America."

Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane arrive to the Cerrillos airbase in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:57

The Chilean air force says it hasn't been able to locate the Hercules C-130 transport plane, but have determined it likely crashed. A search and rescue mission is ongoing.

Police officers guard the doors of a teaching hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after a gunman carried out a mass shooting in its waiting room Tuesday morning.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:50

The shooting set off a manhunt that ended when the suspected gunman killed himself as police were closing in on him. Three people were also injured.

"We didn't talk in terms of partisan politics, we talked a lot about policy," said Jay Westbrook, Elizabeth Warren's longtime academic collaborator and co-author from the University of Texas law school. "I think it'd be fair to say she got pulled ... into these battles."
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 05:42

Warren's political identity was forged in Texas. The ideas she espouses now about the danger of a shrinking middle class come from her years of bankruptcy research as a law professor in Austin.

President Nixon waves outside the White House after his farewell address Aug. 9, 1974.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:26

The Nixon impeachment was a bipartisan affair; President Clinton's impeachment was less so. But in the Trump era, getting bipartisan support for the move is virtually impossible.

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:01

Students and advocacy groups want the University of California system to drop the test requirement. They argue the policy "illegally discriminates against applicants on the basis of race and wealth."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairs of investigative committees announce the articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:01

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and his colleagues announced on Tuesday they're charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:00

With Kentucky's gubernatorial inauguration on Tuesday, Democrats are nearing parity with the GOP after a historic low point in 2016. That could have a big impact on redistricting and other key issues.

Nearly 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, planes still lag many buses and trains; regulations prohibit passengers from sitting in their own wheelchairs on commercial flights.
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 04:00

Many buses and vans can safely accommodate and restrain a passenger's wheelchair, but airline passengers are required to transfer to the plane's standard seat. A grassroots group hopes to change that.

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