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Photos: Anti-Islam protest held outside Islamic community center in Phoenix

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Approximately 250 people gathered in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix on Friday during evening prayers, carrying signs decrying Islam as well as Sharia law and terrorism. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Anti-Islam protest held outside Islamic community center in Phoenix appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Some Australian koalas euthanized amid starvation fears

Amid fears of starvation and overcrowding, officials in the country euthanized a group of sickly koalas in the state of Victoria this week, raising objections from animal groups over the welfare of the iconic creatures. Continue reading ? The post Some Australian koalas euthanized amid starvation fears appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

China, U.S. at impasse over Chinese land reclamation projects

China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating Continue reading ? The post China, U.S. at impasse over Chinese land reclamation projects appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Will lapse in surveillance laws make the U.S. less secure?

Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday Continue reading ? The post Will lapse in surveillance laws make the U.S. less secure? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Humanitarian crisis at sea: More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea over the past 24 hours, the Italian Coast Guard said Saturday, amid the swelling humanitarian crisis at sea. Continue reading ? The post Humanitarian crisis at sea: More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

‘I’m running for you': Martin O’Malley announces 2016 ambitions

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Saturday joined the Democratic presidential race with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination and tried to stake a position to her left on the economy and Wall Street reform. Continue reading ? The post ‘I’m running for you': Martin O’Malley announces 2016 ambitions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The chemical warfare of bug butts and guts

The bombardier beetle is just one of many bugs that moonlights as a chemical warfare wizard. Continue reading ? The post The chemical warfare of bug butts and guts appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The U.S. military plans to use this small island for target practice

The Pentagon plans to turn a small, volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean into a live-fire training ground for the U.S. military, although the residents of nearby islands object. Continue reading ? The post The U.S. military plans to use this small island for target practice appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Photos: National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row

Until last year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee hadn’t seen a tie for more than five decades. Last night's 88th championship marked the second year in a row that ended in a tie. Continue reading ? The post Photos: National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. rescinds ban on military sales to Fiji

WASHINGTON — The United States has rescinded a ban on sales of military equipment to the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. Continue reading ? The post U.S. rescinds ban on military sales to Fiji appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

FIFA president reelected despite corruption probe

Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, on Friday, at the end of a week of major developments in separate Swiss and American investigations into widespread corruption in the soccer world. Continue reading ? The post FIFA president reelected despite corruption probe appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gas

WASHINGTON — The nation's gasoline supply likely will have more ethanol in coming years — but not as much as was required by federal law. Continue reading ? The post EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hundreds rescued from floodwaters as Texas endures record rainfall

More than 200 people were rescued from their cars in Dallas early Friday after an overnight record rainfall triggered flash floods that trapped them in their cars. Continue reading ? The post Hundreds rescued from floodwaters as Texas endures record rainfall appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Cuba removed from U.S. terror list

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Continue reading ? The post Cuba removed from U.S. terror list appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

CHICAGO — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher...Show More Summary

U.S. says China has two artillery vehicles on artificial island

SINGAPORE — Two large artillery vehicles were detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes. Show More Summary

Former U.S. Speaker Hastert indicted on bank-related charges

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of withdrawing $952,000 in cash in a way that evaded the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. Show More Summary

Drugmaker to pay $1.2 billion to settle “Pay for Delay” lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission announced today it has settled a lawsuit against drug company Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, for $1.2 billion – the largest settlement of its kind to date. Continue reading ? The post Drugmaker to pay $1.2 billion to settle “Pay for Delay” lawsuit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Science Magazine officially retracts study on gay equality canvassing

Science Magazine retracts article that a 20-minute conversation could sway opinions on same-sex marriage Continue reading ? The post Science Magazine officially retracts study on gay equality canvassing appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

‘Serial’ podcast to continue with two new cases, starting this fall

Producers of the most popular podcast in history announced two new seasons Wednesday, beginning this fall. Continue reading ? The post ‘Serial’ podcast to continue with two new cases, starting this fall appeared first on PBS NewsHou...

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