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China has announced a new plan to crack down on most single-use plastics by 2025

China has announced a new plan to crack down on most single-use plastics by 2025

The Chinese government has announced a new plan to crack down on plastic pollution across the country by 2025, including a ban on single-use plastic straws and bags. In a statement Sunday, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said both the production and use of a large number of single-use plastics would be slowly…MORE

Two people were killed and five injured in a Texas club shooting Sunday night

Two people were killed and five injured in a Texas club shooting Sunday night

Two people were killed and five injured after at least one person opened fire inside a Texas club Sunday night, police said. Police received calls of shots fired around 8 p.m., San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a news conference. There seemed to be some kind of altercation inside the club between individuals…MORE

Trump’s Senate trial defense: Abuse of power is not impeachable

Trump’s Senate trial defense: Abuse of power is not impeachable

President Donald Trump’s legal team will go into his Senate trial on Tuesday arguing that he should never have been impeached because his conduct over Ukraine does not amount to a criminal offense. First details of the President’s counter-argument are emerging from a document the White House sent to Capitol Hill on Saturday night and…MORE

Let’s not project our feelings onto Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Let’s not project our feelings onto Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt shared a few laughs and showed common courtesy at the SAG Awards. Now there are calls for the friendly exes to reunite. This is why we can’t have nice things. It started during the show, particularly as Pitt accepted his award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a…MORE

‘Parasite’ opens important door for foreign language films with SAG win

‘Parasite’ opens important door for foreign language films with SAG win

In the end, the infectious draw of “Parasite” won over the members of the Screen Actors Guild. The cast of South Korean film “Parasite” was honored at Sunday’s SAG Awards with the best ensemble award, making history as the first foreign language film to earn the award — a door-opening accomplishment. “I’m so honored to…MORE

75 ‘highly dangerous’ gang members escaped a Paraguayan prison, officials say

75 ‘highly dangerous’ gang members escaped a Paraguayan prison, officials say

At least 75 inmates escaped from a prison in Paraguay through an underground tunnel Sunday, the Ministry of Interior’s Office said in a statement. The majority of the escapees belonged to a criminal Brazilian gang known as the “PCC” — the Primeiro Comando da Capital, or the First Capital Command. Interior Minister Euclides Acevedo described…MORE

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