Minnesota Professor Raised $200K In Philando Castile’s Name for Student Lunch Debt, Now She’s Ordered to Pay Back Funds She Misappropriated

A white woman who raised $200,000 in the name of Philando Castile to pay off or supplement student lunch debt in the St. Paul school district, must pay back $120,000 to the state for misappropriating the funds. State prosecution states the fundraiser only gave a fraction of the money raised to the intended cause. Pamela … Read more

Stars include an MVP and a $245 million man

There will always be a you-never-know factor that can’t be legislated out of baseball, which is why the gift of hindsight can be so humbling. For all its hopes of placing superstars on a platform, there’s still no predicting that come the end of 2021, Tyler Matzek would matter more than Mike Trout, Framber Valdez … Read more

Putin has 2, maybe 3, daughters he barely ever talks about but are said to be targets for US sanctions — here’s everything we know about them

Russian President Vladimir and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva.Sergey Ponomarev/AP The international community has been laser-focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The 69-year-old leader has fought hard to prevent the media and the world from knowing much about his personal life. But five weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the … Read more

UN warns Earth ‘firmly on track toward an unlivable world’

BERLIN (AP) — Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inaction but also noting hopeful signs of progress. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the report by the Intergovernmental … Read more

1,000-year-old oaks used to create ‘super forest’

oak tree Planting more trees is one of a combination of solutions to combating climate change, but some trees are far better than others. Which ones though? Scientists have designed an experimental forest in England to work out the best formula for achieving ambitious tree planting targets. Short presentational gray line “They’ve lived for so … Read more