News on the go: Nov. 12, 2013

Carrie Blazina

A study from two universities announced Monday that gun violence in PG-13-rated movies has more than tripled since 1985. Gun violence in PG-13-rated movies also surpassed gun violence in R-rated movies last year, the study said. Researchers at Penn State University and Ohio State University examined a total of 945 films, drawing from the 30 top-grossing films of each year between 1950 and 2012, and looked for scenes that involved firing guns with the intent to harm or kill.

The Philippines continued to recover Monday from a gigantic typhoon that hit the islands this weekend, and the relief effort had barely begun as bodies lay in the streets and survivors begged for supplies. Two officials said Sunday that the typhoon might have killed 10,000 people or more, but the official death toll was less than that because of a lack of communication and transportation. U.S. and other international aid groups began to provide food, water, generators and military, and a larger international relief effort was expected to start as soon as possible. Read full story.

Iran agreed Monday at negotiations in Geneva to offer United Nations inspectors more information and expanded access to its uranium sites. Iranian officials touted the agreement as “considerable progress,” but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iranian officials had backed off of a more-comprehensive deal. The negotiations are aimed to lessen concerns about Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.

Americans around the country commemorated Veterans Day on Monday with a variety of parades, ceremonies, monument dedications and other events. President Barack Obama spoke at Arlington National Cemetery to honor United States veterans, including 107-year-old Richard Overton, one of the oldest U.S. veterans. Obama also used his speech to remind the country that thousands of soldiers are still fighting in the Afghanistan war, which is expected to conclude at the end of next year. Read full story.

Information is from the Associated Press. Contact Carrie Blazina at [email protected].