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Judge ends case over standoff in Nevada land dispute

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday threw out a criminal case against a Nevada rancher and three other men over a 2014 militia standoff with federal agents, saying prosecutors had repeatedly withheld evidence from the defense.<p>U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the case "with …

Forests

Somaliland passes first bill against rape

<b>For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a bill against rape.</b><p>In the past, a victim's family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed.<p>Rapists now stand to face up to 30 years in prison.<p>Somaliland declared itself independent from …

Iranian protester dies in police custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 22-year-old man who was arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran has died in police custody, according to a report on state-run media on Monday.<p>Sina Ghanbari was being held in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison after security forces detained him along with hundreds of other …

South Asia

German nationalist lawmaker gets warning over racist tweet

BERLIN (AP) — A nationalist party has given one of its lawmakers a warning over a racist tweet on his account directed against former tennis star …

Germany

Pope urges efforts to rebuild trust in North Korea, Syria

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged concerted international efforts Monday to rebuild trust on the Korean peninsula and in Syria, using his annual …

North Korea

Trump says he'd be open to talking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

THURMONT, Md. — President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a “nuclear button,” said Saturday he is open to talking with the North …

Warmer temps coming following weekend's deep freeze in Northeast

BOSTON — The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida — although a warm-up is coming Monday.<p>Burlington, Vermont, and Portland, Maine set records, with Burlington falling to minus 20, …

Weather

Supreme Court sides with death row inmate over racist juror claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a black Georgia inmate to challenge his 1991 death sentence for killing his sister-in-law after he argued the case was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether black people have souls.<p>The justices, in a 6-3 …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump ally says giving Wolff access was a mistake

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign said Monday that the decision to give White House access to the author of a bombshell book about the Trump administration was a mistake.<p>Michael Caputo told CNN's "New Day" that Michael Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside …

Donald Trump

Scoop: Trump’s “The Wall” moment

President Trump plans to visit the concrete-and-steel prototypes of his beloved border wall in San Diego after his State of the Union address on Jan. …

Prototypes