Reykjavik (AFP) - Iceland on Sunday raised the alert level near its largest volcano to red, the maximum value, after a new eruption in an adjacent lava field, meaning an air traffic ban around the Bardarbunga peak.
By Michael Martina and James Pomfret BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's parliament said on Sunday it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) said it had endorsed a framework to let only two or three candidates run in a 2017 vote for Hong Kong's next leader. All candidates must first obtain majority backing from a nominating committee likely to be stacked with Beijing loyalists. The relatively tough decision by the NPC - China's final arbiter on the city's democratic affairs - makes it almost impossible for opposition democrats to get on the ballot.
The appeal comes after a court ruling struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.
The fire started in vegetation before spreading to a tree and then the building.
Butte County is home to three reusable bag companies that would stand to benefit from a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
Redding police said 32-year-old Erik Lebak was the man fatally shot by deputies Thursday night.
Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night.
Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run, and No. 1 Florida State opened defense of its national title with a 37-31 victory Saturday night over Oklahoma State.
Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three TDs, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia routed No. 16 Clemson, 45-21.
Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.