In a forest in southern China, a parasitic creature flew through the air. Suddenly, a net enveloped the animal. Scientists looked at their successful catch — and discovered a new species.
Equipped with bug-catching nets, researchers ventured into a forest in Guangzhou in 2022, according to a study published Dec. 1 in the European Journal of ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — The city's top prosecutor announced Tuesday that his office will revive an effort to review cases where people claim they were wrongfully convicted, and it already has three investigations in the works.
Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore said the Conviction Integrity Unit, which will be led by former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice ...Read more
LAS VEGAS — A man accused of a DUI crash that killed two Nevada Highway Patrol troopers appeared in court again on Tuesday morning.
Jemarcus Williams, 46, has been charged with two counts each of DUI, failing to stop at the scene of a crash, reckless driving resulting in death, plus misdemeanor charges of speeding, failing to properly ...Read more
A Haitian-American man from South Florida Tuesday became the first U.S. citizen to plead guilty to conspiring to kill Haiti’s president, admitting that he attended key meetings to carry out the assassination more than two years ago.
In doing so, Joseph Vincent also became the fourth of 11 defendants charged in the Miami federal case to accept...Read more
Months after three people were killed in a racially motivated shooting inside a Jacksonville, Florida, Dollar General, the families of the victims have filed a lawsuit against the store, saying it acts as a ”criminal’s safe haven” in the community.
The lawsuit, filed Dec. 4 in Florida state court, said Dollar General failed to provide a ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri appeals court is weighing whether a Missouri House rule allowing lawmakers to keep some documents secret violates a constitutional amendment approved by voters.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District held oral arguments on Tuesday over House Rule 126, which says legislators can “keep constituent case ...Read more
CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration moved to officially scrap Mayor Brandon Johnson’s plan to build a migrant camp on a controversial Southwest Side lot, the state announced Tuesday morning while issuing a scathing rebuke of the city’s evaluation of the land’s potential environmental hazards.
In a statement, Pritzker’s ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three months after suing the city of Sacramento over its response to the homeless crisis, Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho is accusing city officials of allowing homeless camps to pollute area waterways and endanger public health.
In a 48-page amended lawsuit filed Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court, the D.A...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Scientists have developed an antibody treatment that shows promise in blocking the potentially deadly effects of fentanyl for nearly a month, raising hopes for a new tool to combat overdoses.
Tests in animals found that the treatment could effectively block the effects of fentanyl, laying the groundwork for assessing whether the...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Mayor-elected Cherelle Parker on Tuesday unveiled what she’s calling her “intergovernmental roundtable,” an advisory board made up of top Democrats in local, state, and federal government.
Standing alongside the group of two dozen lawmakers, Parker said during a news conference in City Hall that the ...Read more
Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson is planning to ask lawmakers to vote next week to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry aimed at President Biden even though there is scant evidence of any wrongdoing.
The right-wing leader Tuesday said the vote is needed to allow investigators to gather more evidence about supposed misdeeds tied to ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Most of the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Tuesday about a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2017 tax provision that could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. tax code.
The justices focused on those potential consequences through much of the two-hour oral arguments in the case, in which Charles and Kathleen Moore ...Read more
NEW YORK — Mayor Eric Adams is set to travel back to the nation’s capitol this Thursday to discuss the migrant crisis, a month after he abruptly canceled his meeting with White House officials the same day the FBI raided his campaign fundraiser’s Brooklyn home.
The mayor is expected to take part in a “series of meetings” to discuss �...Read more
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a yearslong pattern of sowing mistrust in U.S. elections and angling “to remain in power at any cost — even in the face of potential violence,” federal prosecutors allege.
In a court filing Tuesday, special counsel John “Jack” Smith’s office detailed a plan to introduce a “historical record” of ...Read more
WASHINGTON — House Financial Services Chairman and former speaker pro tempore Patrick T. McHenry said Tuesday he would not seek reelection next year, though he will finish out his term.
The North Carolina Republican, who was the acting House speaker for about three weeks in October while his party searched for the next speaker before landing ...Read more
AL BAT, Israel — Adel abu Sbayeh heard the F-35 long before he saw it brushing a lazy contrail over the Negev desert, turning west toward Gaza, another warplane from the Nevatim air base not far from his Bedouin village. He wondered if the sky would also bring more Hamas rockets, like the one that killed his loved ones and left him injured ...Read more
Hundreds of Cal Poly Pomona faculty members Monday crowded on sidewalks near main entrances, carrying signs that read "On strike!" as they called for higher wages — and shared stories about why they walked out, launching the first of four one-day strikes throughout the California State University system.
Some faculty members say they have ...Read more
Los Angeles County prosecutors have dismissed a gun possession charge against a man who was stopped by police officers from a scandal-plagued gang unit within the LAPD's Mission Division, one of the first instances of a case being compromised by the department's latest corruption scandal.
The decision came after a preliminary hearing Thursday ...Read more
Vice President Kamala Harris set a new record Tuesday that underscored the closely divided nature of modern politics, casting her 32nd tie-breaking vote in the Senate, the most in the chamber's history.
The vote advanced the nomination of Loren AliKhan to the U.S. District Court in Washington.
Harris takes the tie-breaking record by surpassing...Read more
Two sets of parents are accused of adopting children for financial gain, then abusing some of them, Michigan officials say.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced 36 total charges Monday, Dec. 4, against Joel and Tammy Brown and Jerry and Tamal Flore, of Dewitt.
Nessel said the couples adopted or fostered nearly 30 children since 2007...Read more
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