Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
Google has invested $12 million in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The project is slated to power 30,000 South African households once completed.
In his State of the Union address, the president said the economy is stronger than when he took office four years ago, but there is still much work to be done. He also mentioned Hadiya Pendleton and urged Congress to vote on laws to help curb gun violence.