United States ready to pull out of major nuclear treaty
According to an article written by CNN, the United States is set to pull out of a key nuclear treaty that has been in place since 1987.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cites years of Russian violations of the ‘Intermediate Range Nuclear Force Treaty’ put millions at risk.
The treaty includes numerous European nations, but the decisions of Russia and the U.S. put ample pressure on these nations, as many fear an arms race could occur.
The U.S. is set to begin a 180-day removal process from the deal.
Weather predicted to warm up, providing needed relief
The deadly, freezing cold temperatures that have hung over the Midwest and Northeast are set to ease up over the weekend, according to ABC.
Large cities across the Midwest and Northeast are projected to feel a drastic temperature increase ranging anywhere from “50 to 100 degrees.”
Nearly 300 Texas Catholic priests named on sexual abuse list
The Roman Catholic Church of Texas has released the names of nearly 300 Texas priests accused of sexual abuse, according to the New York Times.
The 15 diocese across Texas released reports Thursday, listing accusations as far back as the 1940s.
Although the report was released to provide closure, it is believed that many of the priests listed are dead.
Many abuse survivors across Texas say releasing the names is not enough, and that more legal action must take place for closure to occur.
Federal agents break up “Birth Tourism” scheme
Fox News reports that three arrests have been made and 19 people were named in connection to illegal “birth tourism” rings in California Thursday.
These rings have been linked with targeting pregnant Chinese women, bringing them to the United States and give birth, and making the baby a U.S. citizen.
Federal agents raided these businesses in 2015 and found that these companies would preach the benefits of having a baby born in the U.S, including eventual citizenship for the parents of the child and even provide housing in apartments for the women.
Apple issues official apology for group FaceTime bug, fix set for next week
According to CNBC, Apple issued an official apology for the bug that affected its new group FaceTime feature.
The bug enabled a caller to tap in to the recipient’s phone audio before they accepted the call.
Apple was forced to take down the new feature in response from the backlash, but is ready to release an update fixing the bug next week.
Plane forced to turn around due to possible lightening strike
According to Fox News a New York-bound Jet Blue flight had to circle back to Los Angeles International Airport after reportedly being struck by lightening.
Jet Blue flight 342 carrying over 150 passengers reported being struck at around 10:45 a.m. and landed safely at LAX at 11:15 a.m.
No injuries have been reported.
That’s all we have for today. Check back Monday for more.