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Charlotte workers asked to stay home after night of violence

Sep 22, 2016

Charlotte workers asked to stay home after night of violence

Streets appeared calm early Thursday in downtown Charlotte after a second night of violent protests over the deadly police shooting of a black man, although at least three major businesses were asking their employees to stay home for the day as the city remained ...

Bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status

Sep 22, 2016

Bumble bee is proposed for U.S. endangered species status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, for federal protection as an endangered species. One of several wild bee species ...

Sep 22, 2016

Brazilian forest fires threaten uncontacted tribes

Forest fires raging in northeast Brazil are forcing indigenous people out of their traditional territories and threatening uncontacted tribes, an indigenous leader said on Wednesday. Fire season in the Amazon and surrounding savanna normally lasts from July to November, but burning has become more ...

Unrest flares anew in U.S. city after police shooting

Sep 22, 2016

Unrest flares anew in U.S. city after police shooting

A second night of race-related clashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday left one protester on life support, with the renewed violence prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. Gov. Pat McCrory said on Twitter that along with declaring the state of ...

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Sep 22, 2016

Highlights of the Paris Agreement on climate change

Thirty-one countries on Wednesday ratified a climate rescue pact concluded in Paris last December, bringing the hard-fought international treaty a step closer to taking legal effect. These are the key points in the Paris Agreement, which needs the official sanction of countries emitting 55 ...

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Sep 22, 2016

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

United Nations member countries pledged for the first time on Wednesday to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections by pathogens that defy antimicrobial medicines. The pledge during the annual U.N. ...