Polar bear climate change protest (Polar Bear Uprising Photos / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Federal Judge in San Francisco Dismisses Climate Change Lawsuit

A federal district judge in San Francisco dismissed on Monday a lawsuit brought by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland seeking financial compensation from oil companies for the cost of fighting climate change, including building walls to protect the municipalities from future sea rise.

Cindy and Fred Warmbier are recognized during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018.

Otto Warmbier’s Parents Sue North Korea over His Death

The family of student Otto Warmbier, who was held prisoner by North Korea for a year and a half before he was returned to his family in a vegetative state and died soon afterward, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the North Korean government on Thursday.