At climate summit, pageantry is over and negotiations get intense; ‘It’s go time’ to save planet in peril

People walk near countries’ flags during the COP28 U.N. climate summit on Friday in Dubai. (Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press) Teams of veteran negotiators fanned out Friday at the United Nations climate conference with orders to get the strongest, most ambitious agreements possible, especially on the central issue of the fading future of fossil fuels … Read more

Selena Gomez seemingly confirms she’s dating Benny Blanco

Getty Image This week in celebrity news, the “We Hear: Quick Fix” podcast covers: Selena Gomez has seemingly confirmed her relationship with her ex Justin Bieber’s friend. Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ exes are dating after bonding over their traumatic cheating experience. And Julia Roberts reveals the “hardest drug” she’s ever done. We Hear: Quick … Read more

Federal judge bars separating migrant families for 8 years

A federal judge on Friday blocked the federal government from separating families solely as part of border enforcement policy for the next eight years, stopping any potential return to the short-lived zero tolerance policy of 2018. The decision came as part of a settlement between families who were separated during that period and the Justice … Read more

Naga Munchetty makes audience splutter with NSFW quip

Naga Munchetty had Have I Got News For You? viewers in stitches (Picture: BBC) Naga Munchetty had Have I Got News For You viewers and panellists spluttering with a rather risqué joke. The BBC Breakfast presenter, 48, hosted Friday night’s show, with guests Richard Osman and Maisie Adam joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian … Read more

Legislature sends clear signal to shoplifting thugs: Go for it!

Shoplifting — including a major chunk by organized crews of dangerous criminals — cost New York’s retailers $4.4 billion in 2022, and will likely hit harder this year.  Yet the Legislature (as on every other cost imposed by our disastrous criminal justice “reforms”) has done next to nothing. Literal billions of dollars were stolen from … Read more

Saskatchewan’s methane emissions underestimated: research

Oilpatch emits a potent greenhouse gas at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in North America, study says. New research suggests Saskatchewan’s oilpatch emits a potent greenhouse gas at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in North America. Flares burn off methane and other hydrocarbons at an oil and gas facility in Lenorah, … Read more

Marvel star Jonathan Majors begged accuser ‘not to go to hospital,’ warned of ‘investigation’, new text messages show

Marvel star Jonathan Majors begged his accuser “not to go to hospital” and warned her of a possible “investigation,” new text messages from September 2022 reveal.  The messages were read out in court on Friday December 8 as he stands trial for assault in a separate domestic violence case. The 34-year-old actor texted Grace Jabbari, … Read more

Federal judge prohibits separating migrant families at U.S. border for 8 years

Migrant families wade through water toward Roma, Texas, in 2021. (Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press) A federal judge on Friday prohibited the separation of families at the border for purposes of deterring immigration for eight years, preemptively blocking resumption of a lightning-rod, Trump-era policy that the former president hasn’t ruled out if voters return him … Read more

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