South America

  • The Associated Press May 1, 2016

    ‘Dream Come True’: Rescued Lions Explore New Home in South African Sanctuary

    Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday. One of the 33 lions, a male known as Zeus, let out a mighty roar before stepping out of his cage into an...

  • Europe Nov 21, 2019

    Space Enthusiasts Preparing for Meteor Outburst Thursday Night

    A brilliant flurry in the sky near the Unicorn constellation is expected Thursday night over the eastern half of North America and all South America.

  • Congress Oct 28, 2019

    Argentina Economic Crisis Boosts Center-Left in Election

    Argentina faced a potentially sharp political shift on Sunday with center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández favored to win a presidential election dominated by frustration over an economic crisis that has eroded support for conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri. Macri was elected president in 2015 as Argentines rejected a successor chosen by former President Cristina Fernández, who governed the South American country...

  • director Sep 25, 2019

    Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

    One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots.

  • Facebook Sep 7, 2019

    Pain of Scuba Diving Deaths Off California Felt Across Globe

    Less than a year ago, Tia Salika was wearing an animal-print scuba suit and posing for a photograph in the depths of the iridescent blue ocean off South America with her parents and her best friend. So it seemed only fitting that the high schooler would celebrate her 17th birthday with another adventure: A diving tour through California’s rugged Channel...

  • America Aug 28, 2019

    Ed Sheeran Announces 18-Month Break From Live Performing

    After more than 250 performances on the road, Ed Sheeran may be headed back to the castle on the hill. On the final stop of his Divide tour earlier this week, the Grammy winner announced his break from music. “As you may or not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the...

  • Florida Aug 23, 2019

    Kinkajou Attack on Florida Man 911 Calls Released

    Officials have released 911 calls from last month’s kinkajou attack at an apartment in which a Florida man was injured.

  • United States Aug 23, 2019

    Green Berets Killed in Combat in Afghanistan Identified

    The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command on Thursday released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed a day earlier during combat operations in Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, died as a result of small arms fire in northern Faryab Province. Both were members of 7th Special Forces Group,...

  • Emmanuel Macron Jul 28, 2019

    A Star Is Born at the Tour: 22-Year-Old Champion Egan Bernal

    The skies over Paris were yellow, ignited by a glorious golden sunset. The partying fans’ shirts were yellow, Colombians making themselves at home on the Champs-Elysees. But the yellow that counted most was the iconic jersey that fit so snugly on the slim shoulders of Egan Bernal. His crowning Sunday as the Tour de France’s youngest post-World War II champion,...

  • United States Jul 24, 2019

    Judge Blocks Trump Asylum Restrictions at US-Mexico Border

    A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S. border, marking the latest legal defeat for a president waging an all-out battle to stem the flow of migrants entering from Mexico. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco on Wednesday came hours...

  • NBC News Jul 23, 2019

    Deadly Fungal Infections May Increase With Global Warming

    Scientists have a new theory about the origins of a dangerous, drug-resistant fungus that can strike the sickest patients in hospitals and other facilities that provide long-term care: global warming. The proposal, from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was published Tuesday in the journal mBio, NBC News reported. The fungus, a type of yeast called Candida...

  • JUDGE Jul 17, 2019

    ACLU Asks Judge to Block Trump Asylum Rule as Case Is Heard

    Civil liberties groups on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration’s effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The American Civil Liberties Union and others filed the request seeking a Thursday hearing in San Francisco. The groups sued Tuesday and want the judge to block the policy while the case is heard. A second...

  • NBC News Jun 30, 2019

    Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

    A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for introducing the threat to the tree in the first place are now being asked to help save it — tourists. The native ʻōhiʻa is sacred to Hawaiians as a cultural touchstone and ecological underpinning for the state’s lush forests and...

  • NBC News Jun 30, 2019

    Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

    A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for introducing the threat to the tree in the first place are now being asked to help save it — tourists. The native ʻōhiʻa is sacred to Hawaiians as a cultural touchstone and ecological underpinning for the state’s lush forests and...

  • Florida Jun 28, 2019

    Massive South Florida-Linked International Weapons Trafficking Operation Busted

    More than two dozen suspects have been arrested and thousands of weapons and explosives were seized as part of a crackdown on a massive South Florida-linked international weapons trafficking operation, authorities said Friday.

  • attorney Jun 19, 2019

    Investigation Into Massive Philly Cocaine Bust

    The MSC Gayane cargo ship has been under investigation since federal agents found about 16 tons of cocaine on the ship in South Philadelphia. Two crew members face charges in one of the largest drug seizures in recent memory.

  • Associated Press Jun 17, 2019

    Hunt for Cause of Massive South America Power Outage Begins as Lights Turn Back on

    The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued to calculate the economic damage. Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised a thorough investigation into what he called an “unprecedented” outage, one that raised questions...

  • head May 11, 2019

    Venezuela’s Guaidó Asks for Relations With US Military

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. The leader said he’s asked Carlos Vecchio, who the U.S. recognizes as Venezuela’s ambassador, to open “direct communications” toward possible military “coordination.” The remarks,...

  • Department of Justice Jan 16, 2019

    Feds Say ‘Star’ Miami-Based DEA Agent Stole Millions

    A U.S. federal narcotics agent known for his expensive tastes and high-profile drug seizures has been implicated in a multimillion-dollar money-laundering conspiracy that involved the very cartel criminals he was charged with fighting in Colombia.

  • China Dec 7, 2018

    British Sailor on Round-the-World Race Rescued After Storm

    A cargo ship on Friday rescued a British sailor after a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end in the Southern Ocean as she competed in a solo round-the-world race. British sailor Susie Goodall tweeted “ON THE SHIP!!!” soon after the Hong Kong-registered MV Tian Fu arrived at her location. The cargo vessel had...

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