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This is the Fortune 500 of companies taking the lead to fight climate change

CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companies—firms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMW—into a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

Cameron announces anti-terror measures in Commons statement – as it happened

6.37pm BST<p>Clearly most people would be revolted at the idea of British nationals who have been over to Syria or Iraq to fight coming back to this country, but if they are British nationals, and the Queen’s subjects, there is nothing to prevent them doing so. They may well have committed serious …

Gunmen attack; Ebola patients flee

Ebola patients fled during an attack at a health care facility in Monrovia, Liberia, on Saturday, Liberian National Police spokesman Sam Collins said.<p>All patients who ran away had Ebola, Collins said.<p>But some patients chose to stay at the facility. And by Monday, some who left had returned, he said.<p>…

Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the North and the South — to reject …

UK jets deployed to stop advance of Islamic State in Iraq

RAF Tornados and Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft are flying missions over northern Iraq to track Islamic State militants as Britain joins fight to stop advance of extremists<p>Britain's mission in Iraq will last for months as RAF Tornados and surveillance aircraft are being deployed to help "stop …

Man dies midgame at Chess Olympiad, another found dead in hotel

A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers said Friday.<p>A 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week …

Haiti gang raids jail and frees inmates

<b>An armed gang has attacked a prison in Haiti freeing an unconfirmed number of inmates.</b><p>The Croix-des-Bouquets jail held more than 800 prisoners before the Sunday morning attack.<p>The action caused panic in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince where the prison is located.<p>"We heard a lot of …

World Bank

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq to counter militants

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he's authorized "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq to protect American personnel and help Iraqi forces.<p>"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said. "We support our allies when they're in danger."<p>A key concern for U.S. officials: dozens …

American Two-Star General Killed at Afghanistan Military Academy

World<p>KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. Army two-star major general was killed Tuesday in an insider attack at an Afghan military training facility, U.S. Defense and military officials told NBC News. He was later identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, a native of upstate New York.<p>More than a dozen Western …

U.S. Army

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.<p>"There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of …

Officials: ISIS blows up Jonah's tomb in Iraq

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.<p>The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape. Then comes a sudden burst of dust, fire and …

Merkel blasts U.S. spying, hopes Washington will change tack

Video shows officer punching woman on LA freeway

The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.<p>The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and …

North Korea says it will put two American tourists on trial

North Korea has announced that it is preparing to put two American tourists on trial for carrying out what Pyongyang says were hostile acts against the country.<p>Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were detained nearly three weeks apart in April. North Korean authorities have not specified …

Isis storms Saddam-era chemical weapons complex in Iraq

Facility containing disused stores of sarin and mustard gas overrun by jihadist group<p>The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas …

Iraq crisis: President Obama can 'bypass Congress'

<b>US President Barack Obama has told Congressional leaders he does not need lawmakers' approval for any action in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says.</b><p>Senator Mitch McConnell was speaking after a meeting between the president and senior members of Congress.<p>Iraq has asked for US air strikes against …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

State Department Advises Americans in Libya to Leave Immediately

World<p>The United States warned its citizens Tuesday to avoid travel to Libya and advised that all Americans currently in that country leave immediately due to a precarious security situation.<p>"Due to security concerns, the Department of State has limited staffing at Embassy Tripoli and is only able …

U.S. Dept. of State

Hot Air Balloon Explosion Kills One, Two Missing

U.S. news<p>Officials have found one body after a hot air balloon hit a power line, caught fire and then shot up into the sky before exploding and crashing in eastern Virginia.<p>Two were still missing and presumed dead, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said during a news conference on …

Russia's Victory Day Takes Deadly Turn in Ukrainian City of Mariupol

World<p>Ukrainian troops killed some 20 pro-Russian separatists who tried to storm the police headquarters in the city of Mariupol on Friday, Ukraine's Interior Ministry said.<p>The clashes came as Moscow and parts of Ukraine staged flamboyant celebrations to mark the anniversary of the Soviet Union's …

May Day Protests Across the World Turn Violent

HAPPY SPRING?<p>May Day Protests Across the World Turn Violent<p>The ancient spring festival has erupted into firery clashes between police and civilians …

NATO Chief: 40,000 Russian Troops Amassed Near Ukraine's Border

(Adds quotes, background)<p>PRAGUE, April 10 (Reuters) - Russia must pull back its troops from the Ukrainian border as a first step to start dialogue over the crisis there, NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday.<p>Rasmussen said some 40,000 Russian troops were massed along …

Boston Marathon Bombing Defense Strategy: Older Brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev Could Not Be ‘Disobeyed’

New motions filed by the defense team for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reveal how the attorneys may plan, at least in part, to …

Obama eye-to-eye with Saudi king

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama traveled to King Abdullah’s desert oasis Friday to “look him in the eyes” and explain that their strategic interests remain very much aligned, according to senior administration officials.<p>The trip — a late addition Obama’s European swing — came at a …

Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own

Army Capt. Drew Pham, 26, returned from a tour in Afghanistan in October 2011. Since Drew's been back, it's been hard for him to make sense of what he saw there and adjust to his life at home. It's been difficult for his wife, Molly Pearl, to respond to some of the things he would tell her, …

Russia moves to consolidate control over Crimea

Russian forces moved Saturday to consolidate control over Crimea.<p>Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air, a spokesman for Ukraine's Ministry of Defense in Crimea, Vladislav Seleznev, told CNN.<p>One journalist …