Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been bitten by a shark in the waters off a popular Southern California beach. State park aide Travis Lara told the Orange Co...

North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota could become the latest state to allow the killing of North American river otters, an animal that was once nearly wiped out in parts of the U.S. by unregulated harve...

Florida resident stranded in Haiti in immigration quagmire

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old native of Haiti — who has lived in the U.S. since he was a baby — says he is in immigration limbo after returning to the island. The Orlando Sentin...

Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm adds metal detectors

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park visitors to the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors. The parent firm ...

Leaky walls, loose panels at Vikings' new $1.1B stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings stadium officials say they're concerned about leaky walls and loose panels at the new $1.1 billion facility. The Star Tribune reports (http://str...

Farms' thirst for water roils Wisconsin's central sands

TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) — Lake property owners and farmers in Wisconsin are clashing over a proliferation of high-capacity wells. It's a fight no one expected to see in Wisconsin, w...

Halal market in Southeast Asia covers more than just food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—There is a general misconception among those unfamiliar with Islam that halal only regulates food eaten by Muslims, but it has since branched out to cover many industries in...

Taiwan’s opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia's halal market:PwC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Southeast Asian market's large Muslim population and demand for halal products that meet Islamic law requirements present huge market opportunities for Taiwane...

Nomura shoots 6-under 65, leads North Texas event by 1

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The stubborn winds of North Texas might frustrate some golfers. Not Haru Nomura. Nomura shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a two-round total of 133 and a one-shot l...

Changes come to 1 of world's largest indigenous gatherings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of dancers in traditional, vibrant regalia on Friday officially opened the Gathering of Nations — one of North America's most prominent American Indian powwows. ...

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas

SEATTLE (AP) — A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing g...

MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint. When Dovydas Neverauskas - fresh from the airport and wearing cleats a...

Settlement would have companies pay millions for spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residential customers and small businesses could receive thousands of dollars under a proposed settlement with the companies sued for a chemical spill and resulting water cris...

Puerto Rico faces bank closure, privatizations amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faces new measures to help offset its economic crisis including a water rate increase, privatization of government operations and the closure of a bank that on...

Local flooding, flood alerts under heavy rain in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Local authorities in Poland floods or potential flooding have been reported in southern and central Poland following days of heavy rain and snow. Prime Minister...