Pope's comments on global warming top notable quotes list

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the U.S. presidential campaign.


Climate researchers employ tool from 1800s: Whaling logs


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Maritime historians, climate scientists and ordinary citizens are coming together on a project to study the logbooks of 19th-century whaling ships to better understand modern-day climate change and Arctic weather patterns.

  • Written by MARK PRATT, Associated Press

AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves


EDITOR'S NOTE: More than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been freed this year as a result of an ongoing Associated Press investigative series into slavery in the Thai seafood industry. The reports also have led to a dozen arrests, millions of dollars' worth of seizures and proposals for new federal laws.

  • Written by MARGIE MASON, Associated Press ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press

Typhoon kills 1, cuts power in wide areas of Philippines


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Melor left at least one person dead and wide areas without power Tuesday as it crossed over the central Philippines. About 730,000 people were evacuated to safer grounds before the storm hit.