Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly double the nation’s previous commitment and require dramatic changes in the power and transportation sectors, including significant increases … Continue reading Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Top nuclear commander says he will push to put bombers back on alert if US gets rid of its ICBMs

America’s top nuclear commander told lawmakers Tuesday that he would push to put US nuclear-capable bombers on alert if the military lost its intercontinental ballistic missiles. As some lawmakers question the need to invest in nuclear modernization programs like the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a replacement for the aging Minuteman III ICBM force, the head of US Strategic Command is arguing in favor of moving … Continue reading Top nuclear commander says he will push to put bombers back on alert if US gets rid of its ICBMs

9 juveniles injured in gunfight that broke out at 12-year-old’s birthday party

At least nine teenagers and juveniles have been injured after a gunfight broke out at a 12-year-old’s birthday party. The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday, April 17, at approximately 8:37 p.m. in LaPlace, Louisiana — about 28 miles west of New Orleans — when officers received a call to reports of gunfire, according to St. John The Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.When authorities arrived … Continue reading 9 juveniles injured in gunfight that broke out at 12-year-old’s birthday party

Queen Elizabeth’s Close Friend and Racing Advisor Dies on Day of Prince Philip’s Funeral

Queen Elizabeth is saying another difficult goodbye. Sir Michael Oswald, the Queen’s close friend and longtime horse racing advisor, died at the age of 86 on Saturday, the same day that Prince Philip was laid to rest at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Oswald became manager of the Royal Studs in 1970 and remained in the role for 28 years, in addition to acting … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth’s Close Friend and Racing Advisor Dies on Day of Prince Philip’s Funeral

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd: Live updates

MINNEAPOLIS — The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them for “heavy duty jury service,” and dismissed them. He revoked bail and told Chauvin to report back … Continue reading Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd: Live updates