Scores more Clinton emails retroactively classified
Around 150 more of the emails that former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server have been retroactively deemed classified, the State Department said. The agency Clinton previously headed was set to release later some 7,000 additional pages of the mails she surrendered to US officials earlier this year after coming under fire for operating the server. "I think it's somewhere around 150," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, adding that the process of reevaluating the remaining unreleased emails was continuing.
Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart
By Kentaro Hamada and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows. The country has been inching back to nuclear energy, turning on its first reactor in mid-August after a two-year blackout, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and many in industry looking to cut fuel bills despite widespread public opposition to atomic power. The findings are based on reactor inspection data from industry watchdog the Nuclear Regulation Authority, court rulings and interviews with local authorities, utilities and energy experts.
Obama slams 'completely unacceptable' cop killing
President Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range. Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality. The veteran law enforcement officer "was contemptibly shot and killed over the weekend," Obama said in a statement after he spoke by telephone with the deputy sheriff's widow Kathleen Goforth.
Nearly all seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050
Most seabirds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists project that 99 percent will have done so by 2050. "For the first time, we have a global prediction of how wide-reaching plastic impacts may be on marine species -- and the results are striking," said Chris Wilcox, senior research scientist at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). Research done in the early 1960s showed that, back then, less than five percent of seabirds had ingested plastic.
Suspect in Houston-area shooting of deputy appears in court
Shannon Miles, 30, did not enter a plea at a court appearance on charges he fatally shot Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening as the deputy fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station. "Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable - an affront to civilized society," President Barack Obama said in a statement on Monday. Obama said he offered his condolences to Goforth's widow in a telephone call and that he and first lady Michelle Obama would keep her and her family in their prayers.
Trump video goes after Bush on immigration
Memorial held in New York for Broadway actor who died at 21
NEW YORK (AP) ? Dozens of friends, colleagues and former classmates of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21 years old gathered in Central Park on Monday to mourn his accidental death.
Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage caseMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) ? The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.
Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) ? The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."
Lambert picked as starting quarterback for No. 9 GeorgiaATHENS, Ga. (AP) ? With less than a week to go before the season opener, No. 9 Georgia finally has a starting quarterback.