Electronics

5 things to know about UN Climate Summit – SFGate

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need…

British aid worker’s wife pleads with Islamic State – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014

A masked militant threatens to execute British hostage Alan Henning in a video released Sept. 13.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) The wife of a British aid worker held hostage and threatened by the Islamic State pleaded for his release Saturday. “I pray that the people holding Alan respond to my messages and contact me before it is too late,” Barbara Henning said in a statement released by the U.K. Foreign Office. “When…

White House intruder was carrying a knife, court document says – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014

The White House intruder who jumped a security fence on Friday and got inside the presidential mansion was carrying a knife, according to the criminal complaint obtained by Fox News and contrary to initial reports that the man was unarmed. According to the complaint filed in federal court, 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzales, of Copperas Cove, Texas, had a concealed black folding knife when Secret Service agents apprehended him inside the…

UN climate conference will be full of pomp, but likely little action – National Post

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a UN summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the streets Sunday in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs…

Person of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia student – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014

(Reuters) – Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment. Matthew was named as a person of interest in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who disappeared on Sept. 13, but authorities said Matthew has not been charged and was not in custody….

British aid worker’s wife pleads with Islamic State – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014

A masked militant threatens to execute British hostage Alan Henning in a video released Sept. 13.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) The wife of a British aid worker held hostage and threatened by the Islamic State pleaded for his release Saturday. “I pray that the people holding Alan respond to my messages and contact me before it is too late,” Barbara Henning said in a statement released by the U.K. Foreign Office. “When…