Hong Kong is headed into its sixteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests, as police warned the level of violence is escalating potentially beyond control, as the force faced renewed allegations of brutality.
Long before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in trouble for wearing blackface, lots of politicians from all walks of life were caught in similar situations.
Political activist Gloria Steinem was in high school when the Korean War started. Now 85, she is urging politicians to bring it to an end.
Caleb Bennett has always felt at home on boats. The 14-year-old from Manatee County, Florida, grew up on the water, taking fishing trips with his family.
Two men armed with an AK-style rifle are on the run after opening fire in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Washington DC, leaving one dead and five injured, police said.
The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case for opioid-maker Purdue Pharma issued an interim order late Wednesday allowing the company and its subsidiaries to continue paying its employees, former employees and retirees.
Kiribati has become the second nation in a week to drop Taiwan as a diplomatic ally and move towards Beijing, Taipei's foreign ministry announced Friday.
From London to New York City and from Perth to Paris, climate activists will take part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet's history.
A crew member who survived the deadly Conception diving boat fire off the coast of California is suing the vessel's owners, saying the staff had not been properly trained.
Despite Jeff Bezos' announcement for plans to make Amazon carbon neutral by 2040, nearly 1,000 employees are set to walk out in protest Friday of what they say is their company's inaction on climate change.
A handful of brands and retailers are backing the global climate strikes, as a message to government leaders that it's time to do something about the climate crisis.
CONYERS - Investigators in the case of the three teens shot and killed by a homeowner on White Oak Court early Monday morning have issued a request for assistance in finding two other people who may have been involved in the incident.
Last month, five Chicago teenagers were charged with first-degree murder after their alleged accomplice in an attempted burglary was fatally shot by the elderly homeowner.
Democratic donor Ed Buck now faces a federal charge of giving methamphetamine to a 26-year-old man who died of an overdose, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.
Georgia added 20,800 jobs last month, marking the strongest August in the last 20 years and doubling the number of new jobs created in August 2018.
Mayhem in obscure markets, massive Federal Reserve rescues and a mystery over the cause. The cash crunch that emerged in overnight lending markets this week brings back bad memories of the 2008 crisis.
Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle, has announced it's exiting the consumer rifle market as demand for high-powered, semi-automatic guns wanes.
Michael Jones, the Florida man suspected of killing his wife and four children and driving with their bodies in his van for weeks, was denied bond in court in Marion County on Thursday.
Newton County commissioners heard from two experts Tuesday as they continue to explore what role the county might play in testing for ethylene oxide emissions from the BD Bard plant in Covington.
Bird populations in the United States and Canada have dropped by 29% since 1970, signifying 2.9 billion birds lost in almost 50 years, according to a new study.
Pork processing plants will have fewer federal inspectors, and could have faster line speeds, under a controversial rule the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized this week.Inspectors reject live animals that look sick, or carcass sections that look suspect. "Under the new rule, just announced, pork companies have a new option," Dan Charles reports for NPR. "They can hire their own people to help out. These company employees would be at each inspection station, weeding out any problematic pig parts before the USDA inspector gives the meat a green light. There will be fewer USDA inspectors in the plant because they won't have as much to do."The new rule also eliminates limits on slaughter line speeds. Critics worry that will injure more workers, but industry representatives say it won't. Casey Gallimore, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at the North American Meat Institute, a lobbying group, "says that the new rules will allow plants to try out new ways of operating that could be more efficient," Charles reports. "She says it won't affect food safety. The additional company employees will be highly trained, and USDA inspectors still will look at every piece of pork that goes into the food supply."Critics say company employees aren't required to have extra inspection training, and worry they won't be as aggressive as USDA inspectors in looking for problems. Patty Lovera, an industry critic with the nonprofit Food and Water Watch, told Charles that "to ask company employees to be under that pressure, of pulling product out and costing their employer money, is a lot to ask."The new rules will go into effect in two months, and pork processors have several months to decide whether to switch to the new inspection system, Charles reports.
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown no longer has an endorsement deal with Nike, the company said Thursday, more than a week after the NFL player was accused of rape.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Soybean Association Board of Directors recently approved its fiscal year 2020 budget. This includes checkoff-funded projects targeted at increasing farmer profitability and building customer demand across domestic and international food, feed and fuel markets.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program.
DECATUR, Ill. — The Illinois Cuba Working Group welcomed Rodney Gonzalez, the commercial attaché for the Cuban Embassy in Washington, to the Farm Progress Show.
A FedEx pilot was recently detained by Chinese authorities in Guangzhou, a city in southern mainland China. It's the latest in an escalating conflict between the shipping company and the Chinese government.
Hordes of dragonflies are showing up on weather radar and making things interesting for weather forecasters in the Eastern United States.
Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and General Motors returned to the table Thursday morning, as rank and file workers from the automaker's manned picket lines for a fourth day.
The Federal Reserve cut rates again Wednesday. More rate cuts might be on the way later this year -- and perhaps in 2020. Here's what investors do to adjust to this lower rate world.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Thursday was named the incoming chairman of Business Roundtable, the prominent group of 192 chief executives representing corporate America's interests in Washington.
Instagram announced a new policy that will block, and sometimes remove, content promoting weight-loss or cosmetic procedures to younger teens.
In this era of mega media mergers, Apple and Disney could have been one of them. That's what Bob Iger believes could have happened if Steve Jobs were still alive.
CONYERS – Rockdale County Sheriff Eric J. Levett signed a memorandum of agreement last week with the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success, or PaYS. The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and state and local public institutes.
Roughly 20 miles of milling, plant mix resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation is planned on State Road 256 beginning at the Colquitt County line and extending to SR 33, and beginning west of U.S. 319/SR 256 and extending to the Worth County line.
We know that mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans once lived alongside Neanderthals, thanks to a few bones and teeth recovered from a cave in Siberia. Now, for the first time, researchers have shared what they might have looked like.
People all over the world are expected to walk out of their schools and workplaces Friday to demand action to address the global climate crisis.
President Donald Trump is suing his long-time accounting firm Mazars USA and New York district attorney Cyrus Vance to attempt to stop his accounting records and tax returns from being sent to the local prosecutor, arguing he can't be prosecuted while in the White House.