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DALLAS — On the morning of Jan. 12, staff at the Dallas Zoo loaded 7-year-old Mshindi into the back of a truck and wished him well as he began a nearly 1,500-mile journey. About 21 hours … more
Julian Assange can go to the U.K. Supreme Court to ask for an appeal over the decision to extradite him to the U.S to face espionage charges, London judges ruled.  Appeals judges in a lower … more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Millions of acres of California's bear habitat have suffered years of severe drought and wildfires. Now, an influential animal welfare organization is calling for a ban on … more
CHICAGO — One minute 8-year-old Melissa Ortega was walking with her mother through their Little Village community Saturday afternoon. The next, gunshots rang out, and mother and daughter broke … more
The era of ever-cheaper clean power is over, giving a fresh jolt of uncertainty to global energy markets battered by one supply crisis after another.  Relentless price declines over the past … more
TAMPA, Fla. — When he visited his wife that day, she was agitated and angry, more adamant than ever. She didn’t want to be in that place. She didn’t know what was wrong with her … more
WASHINGTON — The voicemail begins innocuously enough. “Yeah, this voicemail is for Madison,” a man says, casually, as if he’s trying to get in touch with an old friend. But … more
Democrats face procedural obstacles in any attempt to break up their clean energy and social safety net expansion bill and pass it in “chunks” — a path suggested by President Joe … more
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A state grand jury on Thursday indicted disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh on a new array of financial crimes. The four new indictments accuse Murdaugh of schemes … more
For the second time in a few months, high-level foreign diplomats will meet to discuss Haiti and how the international community can support the country as gangs continue to extend their grip, hunger … more
WASHINGTON — Calls are growing on Capitol Hill for the Biden administration to release some of the billions of dollars in seized Afghan financial assets the United States is keeping … more
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have renewed their interest in the past week in banning members of Congress from buying and selling stock. The bipartisan push comes as the Securities and Exchange … more
LOS ANGELES — The California State University announced it has added caste as a protected category in its systemwide anti-discrimination policy, a hard-fought policy deeply meaningful to Dalit … more
LOS ANGELES — As white settlers made their way west, so did the word "squaw." Eventually, it took root in nearly 100 California place names, possibly more — Squaw Creek, Squaw Peak, … more
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington rejected a request Thursday to stop a House committee from using bank records it obtained through a subpoena as part of the investigation into the … more
BALTIMORE — A quadruple shooting in East Baltimore on Wednesday night left three people dead, including a Safe Streets worker, and one person injured, police said. Three others were injured in … more
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to distribute 400 million high-quality masks available to Americans for free starting next week in the hopes of offering better protection against … more
MINNEAPOLIS — The federal civil rights trial for three former Minneapolis police officers indicted in connection with George Floyd's killing is set to begin Thursday. The men, Tou Thao, J. … more
WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a last-chance appeal from a Jewish family in California seeking to recover an Impressionist masterpiece that was seized by the Nazis in … more
The judge overseeing Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy approved its debt-cutting plan, a decision that leaves the island poised to exit bankruptcy after hurricanes, political turmoil and the pandemic … more
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