Alberta proposes new climate change plan that caps emissions

Written by Mike De Souza
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 06:54

The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan to give oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders said.

Baldwin wants White House to explore options to reduce gun violence

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 23 November 2015 13:57

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin joined Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal in leading a group of 24 senators asking President Barack Obama to investigate and pursue all possible options under his executive authority to reduce gun violence.

Wisconsin lawmakers forward bill to prevent activists from filming hunters violating laws

Written by Todd Richmond,
AP writer
Monday, 23 November 2015 06:16

Wisconsin lawmakers edged closer last week to passing a bill that would prohibit animal rights activists from following, photographing or videotaping hunters in the woods.

NRA-backed Republicans fight Dem bill to stop terrorists from buying assault weapons

Written by Michael Biesecker
and Alan Fram,
AP writers
Saturday, 21 November 2015 17:56

People on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list often can’t board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful, military-style assault rifles.

Lawsuit: Amusement park gives isolated chimp cigarettes, soft drinks

Written by Janet McConnaughey,
AP writer
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 06:14

This chimpanzee is not Candy. —PHOTO: Pixabay

An animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water.

Mid-size U.S. cities are largely unprepared for Paris-style terrorist attacks

Written by Stateline Monday, 23 November 2015 12:09

Many chief executives and police departments in midsize U.S. cities may not realize that terrorism could put their people and infrastructure at just as much risk as high-profile targets like New York City and Washington, D.C.


Josh Duggar, his wife Anna and three of their four children

Pious evangelical reality TV star Josh Duggar is in trouble again, this time over an adult film actress. She’s suing Duggar, claiming the star assaulted her on two occasions when consensual sex turned rough.

Trump wants all Muslims in the U.S. to be registered and tracked by government

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 21 November 2015 16:41

—PHOTO: Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump's support for a government database to track Muslims in the United States is drawing sharp rebukes from his Republican president rivals as they try to distance themselves from a proposal that legal experts say is unconstitutional, The Associated Press reported today.

Poll: Donald Trump most likely candidate to spoil Thanksgiving

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 23 November 2015 14:04

Donald Trump is the candidate most likely to spoil a Thanksgiving dinner agree 46 percent of Americans in the recent holiday-themed poll by Public Policy Polling.

Prince Charles: Climate change root cause of Syrian war

Written by Michael Holden,
Monday, 23 November 2015 06:47

Britain's Prince Charles has pointed to the world's failure to tackle climate change as a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the consequent refugee crisis engulfing Europe.

The heir to the British throne is due to give a keynote speech at the opening of a global climate summit in Paris next week where 118 leaders will gather to try to nail down a deal to limit rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Wisconsin Republicans push to lift nuclear plant moratorium

Written by Todd Richmond,
AP writer
Sunday, 22 November 2015 09:37

The Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant in Germany. –PHOTO: enwikipedia

A Republican legislator is renewing a push to lift Wisconsin’s moratorium on new nuclear power plants, saying the state’s manufacturers must have a reliable source of energy as burning fossil fuels grows more expensive.

A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say.