,Zuckerberg said he and his wife will commit 99 percent of their Facebook stock to such causes as fighting disease, improving education, harnessing clean energy, reducing poverty and promoting equal rights.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Pentagon is sending more special operations troops to Iraq in an effort to break a military stalemate with Islamic State, although he stressed that Iraqi troops must conduct the ground fighting.W.J. Hennigan
Mayor Rahm Emanuel ousted Chicago’s police superintendent Tuesday, after the city’s police department came under fire over an officer shooting a teenager 16 times, and for resisting, for more than a year, to release a video of the fatal shooting.MONICA DAVEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
While animals do occasionally wander outside of their ranges, scientists are starting to believe that the recent flurry of movements between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean basins are early evidence of yet another consequence of climate change.Chelsea Harvey
A new study found that subjects who carried a genetic mutation in a serotonin receptor were more likely to engage in risky and impulsive behavior while under the influence of alcohol.Alaska Dispatch News
Sheldon Silver, an assemblyman who rose from the Lower East Side to become one of New York state’s most powerful politicians, was found guilty Monday in a federal corruption trial, ending a case that was the capstone of the government’s efforts to expose the seamy culture of influence peddling in Albany.
The appearance of numerous large craters in Siberian permafrost has been attributed, at least by some, to the venting of large pockets of methane gas, possibly in a dramatic or sudden way. Chris Mooney | The Washington Post
Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Chicago’s police superintendent Tuesday, after the city’s police department came under fire for resisting, for more than a year, release of a video showing an officer shooting a teenager 16 times. Don Babwin
President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his willingness to undertake climate talks in the midst of a war in Syria, saying it was “because this one trend, climate change, affects all trends.”Gardiner Harris