Judge continues halt of California's ban on gator products

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — California’s ban on selling alligator products probably violates federal laws and the state cannot enforce it while various legal challenges remain in court, a federal judge has rul...

The Latest: Biden thanks GOP donors after record fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 1:39 p.m. Joe Biden is thanking some Republican donors as he celebrates a record-b...

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of...

Wildlife crime could be a source of future pandemics; tackling it must be embedded into international criminal law

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 October 2020 - The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime today released details of a possible new groundbreaking legal agreement on tackling wildlife crime tha...

Census whiplashed by changing deadlines, accuracy concerns

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census, a text message went out to field supervisors in Northern California telling them to start collecting the iP...

US Senate high stakes spur astronomical spending in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican incum...

Study: Health systems, govt responses linked to virus tolls

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows that those with early lockdowns and well-prepared national health systems avoided...

Kiwis cancel game against England, cites COVID-19 concerns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has canceled a game against England at Wembley next month because of travel difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand...

Gruesome rape in India’s Hathras reveals the plight of lower castes

Mallika* returned to her parents' house earlier this year after being abused by her husband Amar*, who belongs to a higher caste, for over a month. "He used to rape me every day. He force...

Lives Lost: Indian doctor embodied his family's dreams

NEW DELHI (AP) — To his family, Joginder Chaudhary was the star son. The 27-year-old was a doctor, the first from their tiny village in central India. He was the eldest son, counted...

Possible safety issue spurs pause of COVID-19 antibody study

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that’s similar to a treatment P...

Bloomberg gives $500,000 to juice Dem turnout in Miami-Dade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is donating $500,000 to juice Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade County, a place where the party must bank a massive number of votes if...

Roberta McCain, John McCain's mother, dies at 108

PHOENIX (AP) — Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. She was 108. ...

Judge probing Beirut blast receives FBI's investigation

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge investigating a massive blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many people two months ago has received a report from the FBI about their own probe of the blast, state-run Nati...

Taiwan scholars offer mixed views on ractopamine safety at local hearing

Experts speaking at a public hearing at the Legislature offered little clarity on whether pork with trace amounts of the veterinary drug ractopamine posed a health threat to local consumers. Ractop...