Humpback whales mainly no longer endangered: NOAA

Apr 21, 2015

Humpback whales mainly no longer endangered: NOAA

The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the U.S. government said Monday that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed a “more tailored conservation approach” that would reclassify ...

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

Apr 20, 2015

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

The United States on Sunday condemned the “brutal mass murder” of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya after a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showed their execution. The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions ...

Apr 19, 2015

Japan, U.S. consider joint surveillance in South China Sea

The Japanese and U.S. governments are considering having the Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military conduct joint patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, where China has been increasingly active, according to informed sources. The initiative is aimed at ensuring the stability of sea ...

Apr 19, 2015

U.S. officer who refused to shoot suspect praised for restraint

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.” WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports that the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. ...

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

Apr 19, 2015

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast. With the celebratory sendoff, the 25 million euro ($27 million) Hermione ...

Apr 19, 2015

Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

Republican presidential hopefuls clashed over foreign policy at a conference Saturday in New Hampshire, a small Northeastern state that plays an outsized role in the presidential nominating process. Sen. Rand Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky, lashed out at military hawks in the Republican ...