Sydney Hostage Standoff, Massive Protests Continue, Cosby Breaks Silence

By Aura Bogado Dec 15, 2014

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning:

  • Some 30 people are being held hostage in Sydney, Australia’s business district; five have escaped so far. 
  • Muslim cleric Sheikh Haron has been named as the suspect in Sydney’s hostage standoff–and #IllRideWithYou trends on Twitter as commuters offer Muslims travel with them to help keep them safe. 
  • Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of New York, Washington, D.C. and other cities this past Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black people. 
  • Elizabeth Warren says she’s not running for president. For now.
  • Five takeaways from the rather failed climate talks in Lima, Peru.