Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles.


Woman dies when run over by bus at Burning Man, police say

A woman at the Burning Man arts and culture festival in the Nevada desert died on Thursday when she was run over by a bus carrying participants.


Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

The parents are seeking $1 million in damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time.


Drug overdoses on the rise in New York City, but down in Staten Island

Recently released health department numbers show more than one person a day in New York City overdoses on an opioid, […]


Santa Fe city council votes to decriminalize marijuana

The new regulation, which takes effect in 30 days, reduces criminal penalties that range from fines of between $50 to $100 and up to 15 days in jail into an…


Egypt questions Mursi over documents “leaked” to Al Jazeera: security sources

Egypt is investigating jailed ex-president Mohamed Mursi in connection with documents that judicial investigators say were leaked to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel, security sources said on Thursday.