Hong Kong Police Storm University Campus Occupied by Protesters

TIME Staff Police briefly stormed Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University Monday morning after a violent, days-long siege on the protester-occupied campus saw some of the most violent battles since the unrest began six months ago. Protesters have spent days barricaded inside the fortress-like campus. Police surrounded the university on Sunday and issued an ultimatum, warning anyone choosing to remain in the area could be charged with rioting and threatening to use live ammunition if met with further resistance. But protesters continued to counter the volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets with gasoline bombs, slingshots and bows and arrows. Clashes went … Continue reading Hong Kong Police Storm University Campus Occupied by Protesters

Illegal Pot Farms on California’s Public Land Are Creating an Environmental Hazard

CHRISTOPHER WEBER / AP LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide. A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass grow where nearly 9,000 cannabis plants were illegally cultivated on national forest land in the region known as the Emerald Triangle, for … Continue reading Illegal Pot Farms on California’s Public Land Are Creating an Environmental Hazard

The Ford Mustang SUV Is Starting a Blitz of New Electric Vehicles

TOM KRISHER / AP DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales. The “Mustang Mach E,” which will go 230 miles to more than 300 miles per charge depending on how it’s equipped, will be unveiled Sunday night ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show press days. There are 18 now for sale in the U.S., and IHS Markit expects that to grow to 80 in 2022, including … Continue reading The Ford Mustang SUV Is Starting a Blitz of New Electric Vehicles

Two Arkansas Chemistry Professors Were Arrested for Allegedly Making Meth

Two chemistry professors in Arkansas were arrested Friday for allegedly making methamphetamine in a story reminiscent of the hit show Breaking Bad. Terry David Bateman and Bradley Allen Rowland, both associate chemistry professors at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, were taken into custody by Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson. Bateman, 45, and Rowland, 40, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia, according to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Much like high school chemistry teacher Walter White. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department told TIME that Rowland had made bond and is out of jail. … Continue reading Two Arkansas Chemistry Professors Were Arrested for Allegedly Making Meth

Rep. Pelosi Invites President Trump to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

JILL COLVIN / AP WASHINGTON — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses. “If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it,” she said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “Face … Continue reading Rep. Pelosi Invites President Trump to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

10 Candidates Will Take the Stage in November’s Democratic Debate. Here’s Everything to Know

Madeleine Carlisle Get ready for heated arguments, political debates and pointed questions. No it’s not your Thanksgiving dinner, it’s the November Democratic debate. Democratic presidential primary candidates will square off on a debate stage in Atlanta on Wednesday, where the primary debate will be co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, airing live from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala Harris will all grace the stage again. But some things have changed since the … Continue reading 10 Candidates Will Take the Stage in November’s Democratic Debate. Here’s Everything to Know

Venice Hit by Record Third Exceptional Tide

COLLEEN BARRY and LUCA BRUNO / AP VENICE, Italy — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area around St. Mark’s Square, but tourists donned high rubber boots or even hip waders to witness and photograph the spectacle. Most were disappointed when officials closed the historic square as winds rippled across the rising waters. The doors of the famed St. … Continue reading Venice Hit by Record Third Exceptional Tide