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'We know we stink'

Sep 14, 2019 / 12:33 pm

You stink, stay out! That's the message from one Mississippi Delta convenience store to workers at a neighbouring soybean oil mill. The Greenwood...

To stack or not to stack

Sep 14, 2019 / 12:31 pm

To some along the north shoreline of Lake Superior in Minnesota, building stacks of rocks, or cairns, is akin to making sand castles and can even be meditative....

Cops nab runaway emu

Sep 14, 2019 / 9:41 am

California authorities have captured an emu after the flightless fugitive led officers down a highway. The Fresno Bee reported Friday that the bird was...

$1B in hidden transfers

Sep 14, 2019 / 8:13 am

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general...

Yemen rebels claim attacks

Sep 14, 2019 / 7:36 am

Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi...

Ex-clergy could be charged

Sep 14, 2019 / 7:12 am

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against...

6 troops killed in 'collision'

Sep 14, 2019 / 7:09 am

Six Emirati troops have been killed in a "collision," the United Arab Emirates said Friday, without elaborating or offering a location or time for the...

US kills son of bin Laden

Sep 14, 2019 / 7:09 am

The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has...

States split over Pharma

Sep 13, 2019 / 6:05 pm

The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a...

Google Earth finds remains

Sep 13, 2019 / 1:18 pm

It took 22 years, but a missing man's remains were finally found thanks to someone who zoomed in on his former Florida neighborhood with Google satellite...

Huffman gets prison

Sep 13, 2019 / 12:59 pm

UPDATE 12:59 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's...

Hospital fire leaves 11 dead

Sep 13, 2019 / 10:14 am

A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and leaving at least 11 people...

No bail for ex-president

Sep 13, 2019 / 6:29 am

A U.S. judge in San Francisco denied bail to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a hearing Thursday that ended with an emotional outburst by his wife,...

Water protection dropped

Sep 13, 2019 / 6:17 am

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers...

Fugitive suspects captured

Sep 12, 2019 / 9:57 am

Husband and wife fugitives on the run for over two weeks in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured, authorities announced. The U.S. Marshals Service...

Rowling makes huge MS gift

Sep 12, 2019 / 6:49 am

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a massive donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a centre named after her late mother. The...

Uber vs. California

Sep 11, 2019 / 7:37 pm

California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and...

Flavoured e-cigs banned

Sep 11, 2019 / 5:15 pm

The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavours used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in...

$12B Oxy settlement near

Sep 11, 2019 / 3:47 pm

A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching...

Hope for white rhinos

Sep 11, 2019 / 10:29 am

An international consortium of scientists and conservationists announced Wednesday that they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern...

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