By Bruce Wallace and Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. In a series of opening addresses to the U.N. talks, heads of state and government exhorted each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels. French President Francois Hollande said the world was at a "breaking point".
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) â The embattled speaker of Brazil's House of Representatives has vehemently denied reports that a document seized in a corruption probe suggests he received nearly $12 million to support legislation favoring a top investment bank.
Pope Francis said Monday it was "now or never" for the world community to hammer out a deal on climate change, warning the situation was "borderline suicide". "It's now or never," the Argentine said as the heads of more than 150 nations kicked off 12 days of talks in the French capital to negotiate a deal to roll back global warming. Since the Kyoto Protocol on climate change was adopted in 1997, "little has been accomplished" and "every year the problems get more serious," he told journalists at a press conference on the papal plane during his return from a trip to Africa.
The Royals, who won their first World Series crown in 30 years, also awarded 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash awards in spreading the bounty to coaches, players who spent part of the season with them and club employees. The runner-up New York Mets issued 44 full shares at just over $300,000 each, a record bonus for the losing team in MLB's championship.
BALTIMORE (AP) â Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray' s death began Monday with a judge questioning potential jurors about their knowledge of the explosive case, which led to widespread protests and rioting and added fuel to the Black Lives Matter movement.
(Reuters) - A hospital in Colorado Springs where several of the wounded from the Planned Parenthood shooting were treated was placed on lockdown on Monday, local television station KKTV reported, citing police.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may again delay its decision on the deal, seeking more concessions from Staples, the Post reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Two of the four FTC commissioners looking into the deal are believed to oppose it, the newspaper reported. Staples' shares fell 1.8 percent to $12.09 in afternoon trading, while Office Depot was down 1.8 percent at $6.63.
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The gunman accused of killing three people and wounding nine at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was due to appear in court by video link from jail on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Planned Parenthood says reports he told investigators "no more baby parts" after his arrest showed he had an anti-abortion agenda.