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It’ll be a snowy weekend for the Upper Midwest and a wet one for the South

It’ll be a snowy weekend for the Upper Midwest and a wet one for the South

A full-fledged winter storm is in the cards this weekend for the Upper Midwest, while drenching rains will pound the South, threatening localized flooding and tornadoes, forecasters said. As the storm that delivered record snowfall to Las Vegas and Arizona pushes east, winter storm watches have been posted from the Plains into the Great Lakes,…MORE

Tennessee governor regrets wearing Confederate uniform in 1980 yearbook photo

Tennessee governor regrets wearing Confederate uniform in 1980 yearbook photo

The governor of Tennessee said he regrets participating in “Old South” fraternity parties when he attended Auburn University and wearing a Confederate army uniform found in a 1980 yearbook photo. “I never intentionally acted in an insensitive way, but with the benefit of hindsight, I can see that participating in that was insensitive and I’ve…MORE

School apologizes for ‘insensitive’ lesson on Underground Railroad

School apologizes for ‘insensitive’ lesson on Underground Railroad

An elementary school in Virginia is apologizing for cultural insensitivity after a physical education lesson featured a game that required students to imitate moving through the Underground Railroad. As part of Black History Month, students in grades three to five at Madison’s Trust Elementary in Brambleton took part in an activity about the Underground Railroad…MORE

Suppy of food under threat due to biodiversity loss across the globe: UN report

Suppy of food under threat due to biodiversity loss across the globe: UN report

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture “is indispensable to food security and sustainable development.” However, in recent years biodiversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels have all…MORE

Mueller could tell all in last major court filing in Paul Manafort’s case

Mueller could tell all in last major court filing in Paul Manafort’s case

Friday may be the day that special counsel Robert Mueller tells all in the long-running court saga of Paul Manafort’s prosecution. Mueller’s sentencing memorandum is due to a federal judge in DC District Court before midnight Friday. It is the last major requisite court filing in Mueller’s longest running case, a sprawling prosecution of the…MORE

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