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Vietnam seizes 7.5 tons of elephant ivory, pangolin scales

Published On: June 14, 2019 03:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HANOI, June 14: Authorities have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife trafficking cases.

Man accused in New Zealand mosque killings pleads not guilty

Published On: June 14, 2019 01:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CHRISTCHURCH, June 14: The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted murder charges Friday before a judge who set his trial for next May.

Director Bryan Singer reaches settlement of rape claim

Published On: June 14, 2019 01:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Movie director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago.

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Published On: June 14, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ALBANY, June 14: New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

Published On: June 14, 2019 12:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

DUBAI, June 14: The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvement from the scene. Iran denies being involved, accusing the U.S. instead of waging an “Iranophobic campaign” against it.

Second Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

Published On: June 13, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KAMPALA, June 13: A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo.

Japan premier warns US, Iran ‘accidental conflict’ possible

Published On: June 13, 2019 03:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TEHRAN, June 13: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding 26 people.

About 20 people injured in thunderstorms in eastern Germany

Published On: June 13, 2019 02:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BERLIN, June 13: Authorities say that about 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms.

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

Published On: June 12, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity.

Crowd blocks Hong Kong HQ trying to halt bill

Published On: June 12, 2019 09:24 AM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG, June 12: Latest on the debate around Hong Kong extradition legislation (all times local):

Timeline: Unease grows in Hong Kong about eroding freedoms

Published On: June 12, 2019 08:53 AM NPT By: Associated Press

HONG KONG , June 12: Steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have raised unease among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend.

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

Published On: June 11, 2019 01:06 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEATTLE, June 11: Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger announce marriage

Published On: June 11, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were married over the weekend in a ceremony that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor called “intimate, moving and emotional.”

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

Published On: June 11, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

VATICAN CITY, June 11: The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make babies.

Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’

Published On: June 11, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.

Court agrees to listen to Led Zeppelin in ‘Stairway’ appeal

Published On: June 11, 2019 11:05 AM NPT By: Associated Press

A panel of 11 judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Monday to hear Led Zeppelin’s appeal in a copyright lawsuit alleging the group stole its 1971 rock epic from an obscure 1960s instrumental.

Mexico denies Trump’s claim of secret concessions in deal

Published On: June 11, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, June 11: Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what’s in it.

Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper, killing pilot

Published On: June 11, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, June 11: A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, after an erratic trip across some of the nation’s most restricted airspace. Authorities said they did not suspect terrorism.

Trump defends Mexico deal as criticism continues

Published On: June 10, 2019 01:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

STERLING, June 10: With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramps up existing efforts.

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

Published On: June 10, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ARCADIA, June 10: A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.