The two nations agreed to strengthen a wide variety of links on trade, military cooperation, cyber-security, nuclear non-proliferation, anti-terrorism efforts, climate change and humanitarian assistance. With the approach of the anniversary this summer of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two countries said that they "affirm that it is in the interest of all States that the 70-year record of non-use should be extended forever and remain convinced that all States share the responsibility for achieving this goal."
Management professor Irwin Horwitz wrote in the email that he had reached a "breaking point" with his students, NBC local affiliate KPRC reports , and that their behavior was the worst he had seen in 20 years of teaching. "I was dealing with cheating, dealing with individuals swearing at me both in and out of class, it got to the point that the school had to put security guards at that class and another class," Horwitz wrote in a mass email to his Strategic Management class.
Climate change skeptics are in Rome this week. "Given the moral authority that this pope seems to have, I think the impact of the encyclical will be huge, not only on the Catholic population, both in the U.S. and beyond, but on people more generally," she says. The most powerful aspect of the encyclical will likely be the way that it moralizes the issue of environmental stewardship -- taking it out of the realm of science and making it about people's duties to others (and to the planet).
David Simon, the creator of the HBO drama "The Wire" -- one of the most well-known portrayals of Baltimore -- has pleaded for an end to the violence in the city. "The anger and the selfishness and the brutality of those claiming the right to violence in Freddie Gray's name needs to cease," wrote Simon.
The court is hearing oral arguments on whether same sex couples have the right to be legally married, and Seltzer was part of three distinct crowds that had gathered Tuesday morning. On the sidewalk in front of the court, people who had waited for days for a seat in the courtroom were filing in, while more visitors were arriving for the right to spend a few minutes in the seats the court sets aside for observers to sit for a few minutes each.
With more than a dozen officers injured in clashes with rioters and looters, some -- including Maryland's governor -- are questioning whether Rawlings-Blake should have acted sooner and taken a tougher tone to prevent the demonstrations from getting out of control. Unfortunately, as a result of providing the peaceful demonstrators with the space to share their message, that also meant that those seeking to incite violence also had the space to operate. ...
HBO said Monday that the project is based on the biography Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman , by historian Kate Clifford Larson. Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland, escaped in 1849 and led countless slaves from the South to freedom along the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses for escaped slaves, is the subject of other announced TV projects.
The army said in a statement that rebels fired Grad rockets Monday evening at the government-held town of Avdiivka, which lies on the fringes of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk. For the third time in four days, the rebels have prevented the mission "from freely accessing the eastern part of Shyrokyne," the OSCE said in statement.
Three other staff members at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, quickly helped subdue the teen. The boy transferred to the school about a month ago from Mount Rainier High School in the south Seattle suburb of Des Moines, school district spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve said. Patan, a senior in one of Olson's civics classes, was swept into a classroom and then escorted out of the building after the shooting.
The jaw-dropping encounter captured by WMAR-TV showed a teen boy clad head-to-toe in black, including a scarf over his face, and ready to rumble - until mom stepped in. While the boy was able to break free from mom's grasp, she managed to guide him back toward police lines and away from troublemakers. The stunned boy appeared sufficiently warned and at least a little embarrassed by his mom showing him up.
Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant before dawn Oct. 11, 2012, when a co-worker, who mistakenly believed Melena was in the bathroom, filled the pressure cooker with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna and it was turned on. "We remain devastated by the loss of our colleague Jose Melena in the tragic accident," the company said in a statement.
The stricken area in Badakhshan province is cut off from the rest of the country, covered in snow and is only accessible from the air, significantly hampering any rescue efforts, said Shah Waliullah Adeeb, the provincial governor. "Our emergency team is trying to get to the scene, and have requested the Defense Ministry to provide us with choppers as that is the only way to get there," Sayas said.