Russian Foreign Minister Proposes Expelling 35 US Diplomats

Russia’s retribution against President Barack Obama’s sanctions is beginning to take root. The country’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, proposed Friday in televised remarks that president Vladimir Putin expel 35 US diplomats: 31 from the American embassy in Moscow and 4 from the American consulate in St. Petersburg. Another proposal is to ban US diplomats from using …

Northern lights' festive show captured in stunning NASA image

The northern lights put on a festive show over northern Canada just before Christmas, and a NASA satellite captured a stunning infrared image of the spectacular display. The night after the winter solstice, NASA’s Suomi NPP spacecraft recorded the northern lights, or aurora borealis, across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories in Canada on the night …

States face off over future of Obama global-warming plan

Democratic attorneys general in 15 states, including Washington state, plus four cities and counties sent a letter to Donald Trump asking him to preserve Obama’s Clean Power Plan, officials announced Thursday. ALBANY, N.Y. — Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Obama’s signature plans …