Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of a global climate agreement under negotiation in Paris should be legally binding, in a boost to some climate negotiators seeking a tough accord _ and a challenge to Republicans in the U.S. Senate, many of whom don’t believe global warming is real.
U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago may have felt it had no choice but to take the extreme step of closing for an entire day after an online threat against whites on campus that authorities say was motived by the police shooting of a black teenager, security experts said.
Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.