Offbeat | ‘Snot otter’ named Pennsylvania’s official amphibian

Pennsylvania’s new official amphibian is a slimy, 2-foot-long (0.6-meter) salamander that needs clean streams to thrive. Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation this week granting the honor to

This Day in History | 1974 – Rebels seize control of Portugal

Army rebels are in control of Portugal tonight after an almost bloodless dawn coup ended nearly 50 years of dictatorship. Shortly after midnight, tanks rolled into the

Motorsports | SMI wants to become private NASCAR track operator

The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding common stock, the second move of its kind involving one

World briefs

NORTH KOREAN leader Kim Jong Un’s most trusted policy adviser apparently has been removed from one of his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, a possible personnel

The Buzz | White House announces more trade talks with China

The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney yesterday demanded justice for victims of an “epidemic of sexual violence” in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by

World Views | China’s great pig pandemic should worry all of us

It’s a familiar and ominous story. A deadly pathogen with no known cure begins spreading in China. Rather than acknowledge the problem, officials throughout the Chinese government shut

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – edition no. 3277

* Hong Kong | Court sentences leaders of Occupy protests * ANM proposes changes to housing acts * He’s looking at you, Kim   DOWNLOAD

NBA | 76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

The 76ers have gone south in Toronto. Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk. Sure, the Raptors went

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