|Japanese Court Acquits Former Utility Executives Over 2011 Fukushima Disaster|
The three ex-Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives were found not guilty of professional negligence linked to the meltdown of three of the nuclear power plant's reactors after an earthquake and tsunami.
|Canadian PM Trudeau Apologizes For Brownface Costume At 2001 Party|
The revelation of the photo comes as Trudeau is launching his reelection bid. "I'm pissed off at myself, I'm disappointed in myself," he said.
|California Governor Signs Law Protecting Gig Economy Workers|
The measure that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees could have national implications for the so-called gig economy.
|Lawmakers Hear Emotional Stories From 'Forgotten Crisis' Of Military Domestic Violence|
Three women told a House Armed Services subcommittee that their complaints of physical abuse ultimately went ignored by commanding officers.
|Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities Pose Quandary For Trump Administration|
Military and intelligence officials say it looks like Iran launched the airstrikes but the U.S. has been slow to respond.
|New Mexico Unveils Plan To Give Students Free College Tuition Regardless Of Income|
Calling the plan "the moonshot for higher education," Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the plan could help 55,000 students attend college each year at a cost of up to $35 million.
|Once A 'Rocket Ship,' National Security Council Now Avoided By Government Pros|
Career foreign policy professionals tell NPR they increasingly fear that joining the NSC, which is part of the White House, will taint them as political operatives.
|India Announces Widespread Ban Of E-Cigarettes|
The government expressed alarm at the growing rate of use by young people and possible health hazards.
|Saudi Arabia Says Iran 'Unquestionably Sponsored' Attack On Oil Facilities|
"This attack did not originate from Yemen despite Iran's best efforts to appear so," said Saudi Col. Turki al-Malki. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called it an "act of war" against the kingdom.
|New York City Debates Repealing Conversion Therapy Ban|
Facing a federal lawsuit by an anti-LGBT group, city officials are considering repealing the 2017 ban. Officials say a repeal may avoid setting nationwide precedent if judges side against the city.
|The Battle Over Fish Farming In The Open Ocean Heats Up, As EPA Permit Looms|
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
|Journalist Andrea Mitchell: Asking Tough Questions Is 'Very Empowering'|
Mitchell, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and anchor of her own MSNBC show, looks back on her career in journalism. She's receiving a lifetime achievement Emmy on Sept. 24.