Christy Gersch

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31 Before-and-After Photos Show Once-Beautiful Syria Destroyed by War

Since 2012, the ancient city of Aleppo in Syria has borne the brunt of the Syrian Civil War.The destruction of the city, the country, and its people …

Middle East

Stopping the Doomsday Machine

To say that the <i>New York Times</i> made history in 1971 when it published the “Pentagon Papers” would be an understatement for many reasons. In addition …

Here Are The Rare Cases When An Officer Is Actually Punished For Killing Unarmed Black Men

If Tuesday was any indication, the bar has been raised on what it takes to convict a cop caught on video killing a Black man. In two separate cases, …

The cops who shot and killed Alton Sterling aren't being charged

The two white police officers from Baton Rouge who fatally shot Alton Sterling, a black man, won’t face charges.<p>Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday morning that after a “thorough and exhaustive review of the facts,” his office wouldn’t proceed with the prosecution of either …

Bus driver fired over racist, sexist slurs wins school board seat

MINOT, Maine — A former Maine school bus driver who was fired for making racist and sexist comments has been elected to the school board.<p>The …

Bill Cosby's Lawyers Argue Jurors Shouldn't Hear Andrea Constand's Call to Mother

Constand and her mother, Gianna, testified about the call at Cosby's first trial.<p>Bill Cosby's lawyers don't want jurors hearing about a January 2005 …

US among world leaders in death penalty, surpassed only by Saudi, Iran & Pakistan – Amnesty

With 28 killings in 2015, the US is the only country in the Americas and among OSCE members to be on the list of top executioners published by …

Wrongfully convicted man gets job back with the White Sox after 23 years in prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> After spending 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Nevest Coleman is back at work with the Chicago White Sox.<p>Coleman, then a 25-year-old groundskeeper with the White Sox, was convicted of the 1994 rape and murder of a Chicago woman and sentenced to life in prison without …

Chicago White Sox

Family of unarmed black man shot 20 times demands justice

The family of Stephon Clark, 23, who was shot 20 times by police while in his grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, has hired a national civil rights …

Civil rights attorney: Stephon Clark’s family should “stay focused” in the fight for justice

The family of Stephon Clark, a young unarmed black father fatally shot by police in Sacramento, California, should not get caught up in immediate …

Kansas water park executives charged with murder in boy's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two designers of a massive waterslide in Kansas on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated face second-degree murder charges in connection with the child's death, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.<p>The indictment of Jeffrey Henry, who is also a co-owner of the Schlitterbahn water …

Larry Nassar's former boss accused of sexually assaulting female students

<b>(CNN) —</b> Larry Nassar's former boss at Michigan State University used his power to sexually assault, harass, and solicit nude photos from female students, according to a criminal complaint.<p>William Strampel, the former dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been charged with one felony …

Title IX

The Maryland school shooter was killed by his own bullet, not the school resource officer's, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although a school resource officer did fire at the teen who'd shot two fellow students at a Maryland high school last week, the shooter died of a bullet from his own gun, authorities say.<p>Austin Wyatt Rollins -- a 17-year-old who killed one student and injured another -- shot himself in the …

Law Enforcement

No glaciers, no water?

<b>Will people in the lowlands notice the difference?</b><p>Glaciers stabilise river levels in summer via high volumes of melted ice. Our calculations show …

Does air pollution lead to more unethical behavior?

Anxiety caused by exposure to pollution may make people more prone to cheating and unethical behavior, according to new research. And that can be a …

Ozone layer, farm antibiotics and mutant crayfish – green news roundup

Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals

<b>Exclusive</b>: Brexit fears and falling pound left fruit and vegetable farms short of more than 4,000 workers, with senior MPs warning of a ‘crisis’<p>Fruit and vegetable farms across the UK were left short of thousands of migrant workers in 2017, leaving some produce to rot in the fields and farmers …

Migrant Workers

War on the wildest places: US bill may open pristine lands to development

Wilderness study areas are more wild and untouched than national parks. But a Republican proposal threatens this unique terrain, environmentalists say<p>The Big Snowy Mountains wilderness study area in Montana represents 91,000 acres of the wildest land left in America. Viewed from a limestone bluff …

Could plant-based plastics help tackle waste pollution?

<b>We know that plastic waste is a big problem for the planet - our oceans are becoming clogged with the stuff and we're rapidly running out of landfill sites. Only 9% is recycled. Burning it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. So could plant-based alternatives and better</b> …

Climate Change Just Got a Little Less Terrible

There are some 20,000 research papers listed on Google Scholar, a search engine for academics, that mention the worst-case scenario for climate …

Two dead as winter snowstorm sweeps across U.S. Midwest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm swept across the northern U.S. Midwest on Friday, dumping up to nine inches (23 cm) of snow on Chicago, killing at least two people and snarling hundreds of flights as it rolled east to threaten New York state and New England.<p>Chicago's metropolitan area was …

China Says We Don't Want Your Plastic

For years, China has been the top importer of recyclable material, taking in about half of the world's plastics and paper and turning the rubbish …