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Procter & Gamble takes the lead on tackling ocean plastic
Procter & Gamble takes the lead on tackling ocean plastic

Personal care brand Procter & Gamble has joined forces with several major companies to launch a new organization to tackle plastic waste levels in the ocean. The conglomerate, which owns brands such as Olay, Herbal Essences and Gillette, has co-founded the 'Alliance to End Plastic Waste' (AEPW) alongside dozens of other global member companies, such as ExxonMobil, Shell and Total. The non-profit alliance has pledged to donate over $1 billion in order to invest $1.5 billion over the next five years to help eliminate plastic waste in the environment.

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Britain's 'zombie PM' May staggers on

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May continues her epic struggle to deliver Brexit after winning a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday. The latest political drama came a day after her Brexit deal with the EU was overwhelmingly rejected by parliament and one month after she survived a bruising party no-confidence vote. May made it her mission to carry out the wishes of voters who backed the Brexit referendum in June 2016 when she became premier the following month.

Madeleine McCann's parents find hope in escape of Jayme Closs
Madeleine McCann's parents find hope in escape of Jayme Closs

The escape of Jayme Closs from an alleged kidnapper who authorities say held her for three months has brought hope to the parents of Madeleine McCann.

A look at the Nissan IMs Concept
A look at the Nissan IMs Concept

Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes: Gaza ministry
Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes: Gaza ministry

A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds on Monday three days after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said. In a statement, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said Abdul Raouf Salha, 14, "died as a result of his injuries from (Israeli) occupation fire last Friday east of Jabalia" in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinians have been taking part in often violent protests at least weekly since March along the Gaza-Israel border.

Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff
Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The new head of Venezuela's increasingly defiant congress was pulled from his vehicle and briefly detained by police Sunday, a day after the U.S. backed him assuming the presidency as a way out of the country's deepening crisis.

McCarthy Vows
McCarthy Vows 'Action' on Steve King After Latest Race Remarks

In an interview published Thursday in the New York Times, King, who has represented a district in northwest Iowa since 2003, said he wondered how white supremacy had "become offensive." The top three Republicans in the House and other lawmakers from the party condemned the remarks.

Police praise Jayme Closs
Police praise Jayme Closs' bravery as first pictures revealed of place kidnapped teen was held captive

Police have praised the bravery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl who was held captive for 88 days, saying it was her "will" that broke the case. It came as photographs emerged of the rural house in Wisconsin where she was held prisoner. Her alleged kidnapper, Jake Patterson, 21, was expected to be charged today [MON]. He is alleged to have broken into her home in Barron, Wisconsin, before murdering her parents and abducting her. After escaping last week Jayme was found, skinny and disheveled, about 60 miles away. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who led the investigation, said: "The will of a 13-year-old girl is what broke this case. We've actually been able to bring her home to...

Chase ends in crash, fatal officer-involved shooting on 101 Freeway in Calabasas
Chase ends in crash, fatal officer-involved shooting on 101 Freeway in Calabasas

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas after a chase ended in a crash and armed standoff, authorities said.

What If Mueller Proves Trump Collusion and No One Cares?

What if Mueller, in his role as special counsel, uncovers meaningful proof that the Trump campaign for president knowingly and actively cooperated with Russian efforts to get Trump elected - and the public treats the news as completely unremarkable? To understand this potential scenario in which Mueller strikes pay dirt and Trump nevertheless emerges unscathed, the place to start is with the latest revelation about Paul Manafort.

In Washington, three weddings (whew!) and a shutdown
In Washington, three weddings (whew!) and a shutdown

There doesn't seem to be much love in the air in Washington these days, as a long and bitter government shutdown drags on with no end in sight. The city's Marriage Bureau, part of the US capital's federally funded court system, had been deemed "nonessential" and shuttered as part of the thorny standoff between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats. "They can shut down the US government, but they cannot shut down love in the District of Columbia," City Council member Brandon Todd said when he introduced the measure.

Photos of the week: 1/4 - 1/11
Photos of the week: 1/4 - 1/11

President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time address from the Oval Office

World stocks end strong week on tepid note
World stocks end strong week on tepid note

Stock markets in Europe and the United States slipped on Friday after several days of gains as investors took a breather in the absence of fresh news on trade talks between Beijing and Washington.

TSA agent creates GoFundMe page to cover his expenses amid government shutdown
TSA agent creates GoFundMe page to cover his expenses amid government shutdown

Though they aren't receiving paychecks due to the shutdown, TSA agents are still required to show up to work.

Australia to consider taking in Saudi teen who fled family
Australia to consider taking in Saudi teen who fled family 'abuse'

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australia said on Wednesday it would consider taking in a 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse, would kill her. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Bangkok on Saturday appealing for asylum. Australia said on Tuesday it would consider resettling her if the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) deemed her a refugee.

Trump speech: Read the full Oval Office address
Trump speech: Read the full Oval Office address

President Donald Trump spoke to the nation Tuesday night to talk about his desire for a border wall.

The Latest: Trump tweets he
The Latest: Trump tweets he's waiting for Dems to make deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the partial government shutdown, now in its second week (all times local):

Manhunt for suspect who allegedly shot cop continues
Manhunt for suspect who allegedly shot cop continues

Police say the suspect who allegedly gunned down an officer was in the U.S. illegally.

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