- China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 12:55 PM
Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air last year by burning coal, oil and gas. The team projects that emissions of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas from human activity, are increasing by 2.5 percent this year. The scientists forecast that emissions will continue to increase, adding that the world in about 30 years will warm by about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) from now. Chris Field, a Carnegie Institution ecologist who heads a U.
- Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open by 1 shot
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 12:33 PM
Joost Luiten overcame a shaky start to shoot a level-par 71 and hang on for a one-shot victory at the Wales Open on Sunday.
- 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 11:31 AM
The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones."
- Arab states lag in media war against extremists
Associated Press, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 11:16 AM
As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.
- March on global warming expected to draw thousands
San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 08:11 AM
Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming. More than 120 world leaders will convene Tuesday for the meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.
- German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 07:15 AM
A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17.
- Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 07:04 AM
A Palestinian negotiator says Egypt will host indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, and negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on who should run the territory.
- Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 05:19 AM
A Spanish judge has charged nine people with fraud for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system.
- UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey
Associated Press, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 04:47 AM
The U. N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.
- Pope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 03:05 AM
Pope Francis has arrived in Albania on his first European trip, designed to highlight the Balkan nation's path from a brutal communist state where religion was banned to a model of Christian-Muslim coexistence in a world that is witnessing violent conflict in God's name.
- G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth
San Antonio Express-News, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 12:40 AM
The G-20 said an analysis of those initiatives show they should boost the combined gross domestic product of member countries by 1.8 percent above levels expected for the next five years.
- Cashner, Padres beat Giants 3-2
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sunday - 09/21/2014 - 12:17 AM
Andrew Cashner pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 3-2 Saturday night to keep the Giants from gaining ground on the NL West-l…
- Sprint car driver killed in Wisconsin
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 09/20/2014 - 11:10 PM
Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.
- GM recalls 221,558 sedans for fire risk
San Antonio Express-News, Saturday - 09/20/2014 - 06:10 PM
General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
- Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 09/20/2014 - 02:17 PM
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.
- U2 guitarist's plan for Malibu development gets OK
Associated Press, Saturday - 09/20/2014 - 01:20 PM
The California Coastal Commission staff has agreed to allow U2's guitarist to build a scaled-down compound in the mountains above Malibu.
- Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 09/20/2014 - 09:47 AM
Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U. S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.