People’s Climate March draws hundreds of thousands New York Times: The People’s Climate March took over midtown Manhattan on Sunday in an effort to draw more attention to climate change ahead of a summit at the United Nations.
Pope Francis rebukes Islamist militants during trip to Albania AFP: Pope Francis offered harsh criticism Sunday of Islamist militants during a visit to the mostly Muslim country of Albania.
AP: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey.
Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone AP: Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reached a deal that creates a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.
CNN: Two U.S. jets intercepted six Russian planes that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska on Thursday, and Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD said.
Los Angeles Times: The NFL is entering into a long-term partnership to provide financial, operational and promotional support to two of the country’s leading services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, according to a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
TIME: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are launching a public awareness and education campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence on college campuses.
Poll: Fans say NFL news hasn’t impacted football viewing A NBC News/Marist poll shows 53 percent of Americans and 57 percent of football fans disapprove of the way the NFL has handled the recent reports of domestic violence.
King Fire in California nearly doubles in size overnight USA TODAY: Northern California’s King Fire, burning east of Sacramento, grew 1.5 times overnight, officials said Thursday.
Amnesty International: Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and children using a wide range of methods including beatings, shootings and rape, Amnesty International said in a new report.
Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charge NBC News: Police arrested Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer on suspicion of aggravated assault involving a 27-year-old woman and 18-month-old child, authorities said Wednesday.
The U.S. House passed an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, 273-156.
Telegraph: As many as 36 children were reported to have died after receiving tainted measles vaccines under a UN-sponsored program in the rebel-held north of Syria.
Minnesota Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson ABC News: The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings have suspended Adrian Peterson indefinitely from all team activities following allegations of child-abuse Photo: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St.
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice suspension NBC News: The NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal on Tuesday of running back Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension following the release of a video that showed Rice punching his then-fiance.
NASA awards contracts to Boeing, SpaceX ABC News: NASA announced Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The contracts are worth a potential $6.8 billion in the long run, according to NASA administrator Charles Bolden.
Grand jury to decide if NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will face charges USA TODAY: A grand jury will decide if NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr., Ontario County, NY, District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday.
Gigaom: A Frankfurt district court on Tuesday lifted a Germany-wide ban on the taxi app Uber. The German cab drivers’ association, Taxi Deutschland, which first sparked the court battle, says it will immediately move to appeal the decision.
US to dispatch 3,000 personnel to West Africa to combat Ebola NBC News: President Obama will announce a major surge in U.S.
Watchdog criticizes NASA asteroid-tracking program NBC News: An internal watchdog office criticized NASA’s efforts to track and respond to potentially dangerous asteroids in a report released on Monday. According to the report, the agency’s program that tracks objects that could cause regional devastation if they hit Earth was not well integrated and lacked proper oversight.