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Sound of crickets 'could become a thing of the past'

<b>The first comprehensive assessment of Europe's crickets and grasshoppers has found that more than a quarter of species are being driven to extinction.</b><p>According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the insect group is the most threatened of those assessed so far in …

Extinction

Northeast Faces Ice Danger After Winter Storm Dumps Snow

A blizzard that buried parts of the Northeast in more than a foot of snow was followed Friday by icy temperatures that left roads as slick as skating rinks.<p>The storm left in its wake brutal winds and piles of wet snow — perfect conditions for black ice.<p>Widespread ice patches were expected in …

Former Major General Demoted in Retirement for Using Credit Card at Strip Clubs

A one-time three-star general will be demoted and retire as a brigadier general, the Army confirmed Thursday after he used a government credit card to pay for bills at strip clubs in Rome and South Korea.<p>Cynthia Smith, a spokeswoman for the Army, said the Pentagon's inspector general was able to …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Court rules against Böhmermann's Erdogan poem

A court in Germany kept in place a ban on the more explicit passages of a satirical poem about Turkey's President Erdogan. Comedian Jan Böhmermann …

Hundreds of whales dead in mass stranding in New Zealand

A whale stranding ranked as one of New Zealand's worst has drawn volunteer rescuers to the South Island's Farewell Spit. They've helped refloat 100 …

Anger erupts at Republican town halls

<b>Murfreesboro, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> More than seven years after angry anti-Obamacare town halls erupted across the country, raw emotions are boiling over again -- this time, as the Republican Party under President Donald Trump gears up to dismantle Barack Obama's legacy.<p>And the fury is flaring up in …

Salt Lake City

Russia Labels NATO Moves in Eastern Europe a Threat: State Media

Russia views the deployment of NATO troops and military hardware to the Baltic states, Poland and Germany as a threat, Russia's state-run RIA news agency reported on Thursday.<p>RIA cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov as saying Moscow was watching closely and would ensure that its own …

Phoenix man gets 30 years for helping plot Texas attack

PHOENIX (AP) — A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday on charges that he provided support to the Islamic State group by helping two …

Extremism

Rescuers Fight to Save Hundreds of Pilot Whales Beached in New Zealand

Hundreds of volunteers formed a human chain in the shallows of a remote beach in New Zealand as they tried desperately to save hundreds of pilot whales that have beached themselves there.<p>About three-quarters of the whales had already died by the time they were discovered Friday morning at a place …

Canada town feels burden of refugees crossing US border

<b>A small town in rural southern Manitoba says it is hopeful help is coming to assist with an influx of refugee claimants.</b><p>The municipality of Emerson-Franklin is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border.<p>They had 22 border jumpers cross last weekend.<p>The town of some 700 …

Immigration