2 boys, 3 adults shot to death in Illinois town The nephew of a small-town Illinois mayor shot and killed five people, including two boys, before leading police on a chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that left him dead, authorities said Wednesday.... More
Conn. shooting prompts expanded movie ratings The Motion Picture Association of America announced changes to its movie rating system Tuesday, saying it wants to help parents make informed decisions at the multiplex. The new system, rolled out as the "Check the Box" campaign, will include prominent descriptions explaining why a movie received its rating. More
Beloved star Annette Funicello dies Disney's official fan club has just broken the news on Twitter: Annette Funicello has died at age 70. The actress, singer and beloved Mousketeer had been hospitalized due to complications from multiple sclerosis, according to Extra. More
Mohammed Badra Is TIME’s Pick for
Wire Photographer of 2016
By ANDREW KATZ
Wire photographers often make their name covering many stories over the course of a year—as small as a grand opening or a local press conference, as big as a natural disaster or an election, perhaps a new conflict. Weeks are spent away from home, filing at all hours from datelines across countries and oceans.
The Pantone Color Institute has spoken: at a time when it seems everybody is in need of some hope, the bright “greenery” should help provide some as the 2017 Color of the Year.
The idolized color authority announced its choice of the shade Pantone 15-0343 (generally called “greenery”) on Thursday. Pantone chooses a color each year that it expects to appear prominently in fashion, products, design and life—as well as reflect prevailing mood or sentiments, CNN Money reports.
“We know what kind of world we are living in: one that is very stressful and very tense,“ Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute executive director, told the New York Times.
Officials extended driving restrictions in Paris on Thursday and will expand them to Lyon by the end of the week as the worst air pollution in a decade continues to threaten public health in the country’s urban centers, according to a Le Monde report.
Paris has restricted half of vehicles from the road based on whether their license plate ended with an odd or even number as low winds have failed to blow the pollution off land into the ocean.
France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says children of immigrants who are in the country illegally should be denied the free schooling afforded to French nationals.
“I’ve got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free,” the National Front leader told a conference organized by a polling group in Paris, AFP reports.
This week Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief negotiator in the Brexit negotations laid out what Britain could expect in the coming talks over the terms of its departure from the E. U. — a strict timetable, key negotiating principles, and strong demands.
Anyone seeking a reciprocal list from London, however, had to make do with this: “What we should be looking for is a red, white and blue Brexit,” Prime Minister Theresa May said, citing the colors of the British flag.