World Weather Terminal   
Add Us to Your Google Toolbar
Current News Source Image

Current News

Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart

File photo of No.1 and No.2 reactor buildings pictured at Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear power station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefectureBy Kentaro Hamada and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows. The country has been inching back to nuclear energy, turning on its first reactor in mid-August after a two-year blackout, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and many in industry looking to cut fuel bills despite widespread public opposition to atomic power. The findings are based on reactor inspection data from industry watchdog the Nuclear Regulation Authority, court rulings and interviews with local authorities, utilities and energy experts.


Obama slams 'completely unacceptable' cop killing

Deputy Darren Goforth, who was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range, is shown in a Harris County Sheriff's Office photo from August 30, 2015 in Houston, TexasPresident Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range. Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality. The veteran law enforcement officer "was contemptibly shot and killed over the weekend," Obama said in a statement after he spoke by telephone with the deputy sheriff's widow Kathleen Goforth.


Nearly all seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050

Most seabirds have plastic in their stomachs after mistaking the waste material in the oceans for foodMost seabirds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists project that 99 percent will have done so by 2050. "For the first time, we have a global prediction of how wide-reaching plastic impacts may be on marine species -- and the results are striking," said Chris Wilcox, senior research scientist at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). Research done in the early 1960s showed that, back then, less than five percent of seabirds had ingested plastic.


Suspect in Houston-area shooting of deputy appears in court

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasShannon Miles, 30, did not enter a plea at a court appearance on charges he fatally shot Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening as the deputy fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station. "Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable - an affront to civilized society," President Barack Obama said in a statement on Monday. Obama said he offered his condolences to Goforth's widow in a telephone call and that he and first lady Michelle Obama would keep her and her family in their prayers.


Trump video goes after Bush on immigration

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush participate in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Trump is going after Bush with a new campaign video about immigration. In the video, Bush is shown saying in a 2014 interview that illegal immigration is "not a felony" but rather an "act of love." The video has images of three men who were in the country illegally and have been charged or convicted in killings. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.


Memorial held in New York for Broadway actor who died at 21

Brandyn Day, center, talks about his best friend during a memorial gathering for Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Bethesda fountain in New York's Central Park. Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" on Broadway, died after falling from a fire escape over the weekend, according to a show spokesman. He was 21. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of friends, colleagues and former classmates of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21 years old gathered in Central Park on Monday to mourn his accidental death.


Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage caseMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

F. Glenn Miller Jr. reacts after the judge denied his objections for jury instructions during his capital murder trial on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan.. Miller is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area on April 13, 2014. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."


Lambert picked as starting quarterback for No. 9 GeorgiaATHENS, Ga. (AP) — With less than a week to go before the season opener, No. 9 Georgia finally has a starting quarterback.Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny in US girl's death

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Aisling Brady McCarthy leaves court proceedings at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Mass. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that the murder charge against the Irish nanny had been dropped because the medical examiner issued an amended ruling changing the manner of death to "undetermined." McCarthy had been charged with murder in the death of Rehma Sabir in Cambridge, Mass., in 2013. Her lawyers had challenged the medical examiner's earlier findings that the girl died of complications of blunt-force head injuries. (Keith Bedford//The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for an Irish nanny who was accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care in Massachusetts but had a murder charge against her dropped calls the handling of the prosecution a "complete disgrace."


Serena's coach says Slam total biggest target

World number one Serena Williams of the US, pictured on August 27, 2015, is targeting Steffi Graf's Open Era record 22 career Grand Slam singles crownsTwo people close to history-chasing Serena Williams, coach Patrick Mouratoglou and older sister Venus Williams, say the world number one is relaxed and feeling fine as she aims for a calendar Grand Slam. "If it doesn't happen here, it will happen next year at Australian Open or Roland Garros. Three-time defending champion Williams can become the first player to sweep all four Grand Slam singles crowns in the same year since German legend Graf in 1988.


Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014 file photo, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson gets set to pass during the first half an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles. With a week until the opener against Texas State, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher still is trying to decide between Everett Golson or Sean Maguire as the starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After playing coy for the past couple weeks, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher ended the suspense on Monday of who will be his starting quarterback by announcing Everett Golson had earned the job.


Miley Cyrus' bare-breast flash nothing like Janet Jackson's

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.


Ashley Madison owner says website still adding users after data hack

A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone in TorontoHundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. "Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated," the company said in a statement. "Despite having our business and customers attacked, we are growing." On Aug. 18, hackers who claimed to be unhappy with Avid Life's business practices released Ashley Madison customer data.


Scores more Clinton emails retroactively classified: official

Hillary Clinton, pictured on August 26, 2015, has been criticized for using a private server rather than an official government domain for all her emails during her time at the State DepartmentAround 150 more of the emails that former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server have been retroactively deemed classified, the State Department said Monday. The agency Clinton previously headed was set to release later Monday some 7,000 additional pages of the mails she surrendered to US officials earlier this year after coming under fire for operating the server. "I think it's somewhere around 150," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, adding that the process of reevaluating the remaining unreleased emails was continuing.


Hometown mourners celebrate life of slain TV cameraman

FILE - This undated file image made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Community religious leaders gathered Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 to remember Parker and Ward, who were shot and killed by a former co-worker on Aug. 26. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of life Monday than a visitation after a death as the family of a cameraman who was slain on live TV greeted well over 1,000 mourners at a hometown reception.


Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal

President Barack Obama returns a salute as he walks off of Marine One to head to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Obama is traveling on a three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."


Djokovic cruises, Nishikori crashes at US Open

Japan's Kei Nishikori returns to France's Benoit Paire during their US Open men's singles match in New York on August 31, 2015Top-ranked Novak Djokovic cruised into the second round of the US Open on Monday while Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out after his runner-up effort last year. Hopefully I can keep it up," said Djokovic. Djokovic's highest-ranked possible semi-final foe had been Nishikori, but last year's US Open runner-up exited the US Open at the first match for the third time in five years as France's 41st-ranked Benoit Paire saved two match points and defeated the Japanese star 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.


Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

In this Aug. 23, 2015 photo provided by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, members of Fresno County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue team look at a map of a remote area of the Sierra National Forest, Calif., where Miyuki Harwood, 62-year-old, was found on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team looking for her. Harwood, 62, was found Saturday, Aug. 29 after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days. (Fresno County Sheriff's Office via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.


Nishikori, last year's runner-up, upset by Paire at US Open

Benoit Paire, of France, reacts after defeating Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)NEW YORK (AP) — A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori's stay at the U.S. Open lasted only a few hours.


Latest on US Open: Chatty Vandeweghe beats Stephens

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Joao Souza, of Brazil, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):


Silencer used to kill Mexico photojournalist: lawyer

Mexican journalists take part in a demonstration protesting against the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa, in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, on August 4, 2015A silencer was used to kill a Mexican photojournalist and four women last month, a lawyer said, providing new details of a murder that drew a new international call for justice. Ruben Espinosa, social activist Nadia Vera and three other women were found dead with their hands bound and their bodies bearing signs of torture in a Mexico City apartment on July 31. The motive behind the killing is under investigation, but press rights groups say the case highlights the threats and violence that journalists face in Mexico, which has become one of the world's most dangerous places for reporters.


Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown

In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 photo, people walk near a factory where Aragua State police officers killed four men execution-style in Maracay, Venezuela. A video secretly recorded that rainy day in early August showed that police officers took the man to a concrete alley in the complex where his three companions already lay dead, held him in place, and then shot him point blank. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"


California doctor faces murder trial in 3 men's drug deaths

FILE - This March 16, 2012 file photo, Dr Lisa Tseng cries during her arraignment in court in Los Angeles. Attorneys are set to deliver opening statements Monday, Aug. 31, in the trial of Tseng, charged with murder the deaths of three young men who overdosed on prescription pain killers. Tseng has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder. She could face up to life in prison if convicted on all the charges against her. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor says that even after several patients died of overdoses, the California doctor now charged in their deaths continued to prescribe powerful painkillers in appointments that lasted as little as three minutes.


Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

FILE - In this undated file photo, William McKinley, 25th President of the United States. He was inaugurated in 1897, and again in 1901 just prior to being assassinated on Sept. 6, 1901. Even before he arrived on a historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama was making waves over his decision to rename its famed Mount McKinley, named for President McKinley, as Denali, a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. (AP Photo, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in the state.


Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

Alaska-Bound, Obama Makes Waves by Renaming Mount McKinleyANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.


Ukraine points finger at ultra-nationalists after Kiev clash

Smoke rises from the parliament building in Kiev as activists from radical Ukrainian parties, including the nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom), clash with police officers on August 31, 2015A member of Ukraine's National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country's breakaway regions. Major powers voiced deep concern at the bloodshed, which the Ukrainian government blamed on ultra-nationalists. It was the worst unrest in the capital since a popular uprising ousted Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych early last year, unleashing a separatist insurgency in Ukraine's industrial east.


Satellite images confirm destruction of famed temple in Syria's Palmyra: UN

A view of the external courtyard of the temple of Baal (also written Bel) in the ancient Syrian oasis city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, pictured on March 14, 2014Satellite images confirm the destruction of another famed temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations said late Monday. "We can confirm destruction of the main building of the Temple of Bel as well as a row of columns in its immediate vicinity," the UN training and research agency UNITAR said, providing satellite images from before and after a powerful blast in the ruins of the ancient city Sunday. The blast had already raised fears Monday that the Islamic State group had damaged another of the Middle East's most treasured heritage sites.


Mocked artist gets nod of approval from Pats QB Tom Brady

Courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg is surrounded by the media outside of a federal courthouse in New York Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell departed with no last-minute settlement being reached in talks between the NFL and its players union in the dispute over deflated footballs. Rosenberg returned to Manhattan federal court several weeks after a drawing she made at Brady’s first “Deflategate” hearing went viral, with critics saying she made him look like an aging cartoon villain. Today Rosenberg said she got a wave and a “thank you” from the superstar, but she's not reading too much into it, saying he might just be “a polite guy who waves to everybody.” (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — A courtroom artist who some Internet critics say made New England quarterback Tom Brady look like an aging cartoon villain has gotten a wave and a "thank you" from the superstar.


Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control caseWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.


Apple aims to boost mobile device sales with Cisco's helpSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Mireya Alejandra Lopez who was arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at a home in Avondale, Ariz. She is accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons and attempting to drown a third son. She is jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces.


Taylor named Bills starting quarterback over Manuel, Cassel

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) gets past Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence (51) on a touchdown run during the second half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who goes by the nickname "T-Mobile," got the call to be the Buffalo Bills' season-opening starter.


The Latest on Jewish shootings: Nazi salute after conviction

F. Glenn Miller Jr., charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, speaks during the closing arguments Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during his capital murder trial at Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. Miller Jr.is acting as his own attorney. (Monty Davis/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):


Sex registry questioned after prep school grad's conviction

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, St. Paul's School graduate Owen Labrie, 19, raises his hand to be sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H. Labrie was convicted Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate. He will be required to register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likened to being branded and legal experts and reform advocates said exceeds the crime. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an elite prep school who was convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest will be required to register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded and legal experts and reform advocates say exceeds the crime.


Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnants

A beach goer leaves the pier on Clearwater beach as a squall from the remains of tropical storm Erika approaches Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Clearwater, Fla. The remnants of the storm is predicted to drop between 3-5 inches on the sunshine state. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred strengthened on Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde islands but was forecast to weaken in the coming days, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to U.S. forecasters. The center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern Cape Verde islands, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa with a population of 525,000. Fred had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), but was expected to gradually dissipate after passing the Cape Verde islands late on Monday, then move away on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.


A look at the slaying of suburban Houston sheriff's deputy

Shannon Miles is escorted out of a courtroom after a hearing, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. Miles has been charged with capital murder in the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. He is being held without bond. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — Shannon J. Miles is charged with fatally shooting a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy in an attack the sheriff said was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. A guide to key aspects of the case:


Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

Travellers believed to be migrants leave a train coming from Austria at the railway station in MunichAs thousands of men, women and children - many fleeing Syria's civil war - continued to arrive from the east, authorities let thousands of undocumented people travel on towards Germany, the favored destination for many. The influx is a crisis for the European Union, which has eliminated border controls between 26 "Schengen area" states but requires asylum seekers to apply in the first EU country they reach - something that is often ignored as migrants race from the fringes of the bloc to its more prosperous heart.


Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

Shannon Miles is escorted out of a courtroom after a hearing, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. Miles has been charged with capital murder in the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. He is being held without bond. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.


Search World News