HARARE—A Zimbabwean court has thrown out charges against a local hunter accused of failing to stop the killing of the country's most prized lion by an American dentist, his lawyer said on Friday, Nov. 11. Walter Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe in July last year.
JANESVILLE, Wisc.—Semi-retired Wisconsin pig farmer John Lader does not think much of Donald Trump as a messenger, but voted for what he described as the Republican president-elect's message of change and economic hope for America. "The last few years, there hasn't been much optimism and hope among working people in rural areas in this country," said Lader, 65, who lives in the farmland outside the southern Wisconsin city of Janesville. Around 65 miles to the northeast in the state's biggest city of Milwaukee, Jose Boni, who cleans offices at a local university and rents out several h
LOS ANGELES—Leonard Cohen, rock music's man of letters whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, earning him critical and popular acclaim, has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," a statement on the Facebook page said. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries."
HOUSTON—Energy Transfer Partners on Thursday said an easement from the Army Corps of Engineers to drill under Lake Oahe would unlock an additional $1.4 billion in financing for its Dakota Access Pipeline. The company has already drawn $1.1 billion from its $2.5 billion credit facility but needs the easement, a right to use the property without possessing it, to access the remaining $1.4 billion required for the project. Energy Transfer expects the U.S.
LONDON — A multidrug-resistant superbug infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis has spread globally and is becoming increasingly virulent, British researchers said on Thursday, Nov. 10. In a study published in the journal Science, the researchers said the bug, a species of multidrug-resistant bacteria called Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus), can cause severe pneumonia and is particularly dangerous for patients with cystic fibrosis and other lung diseases.
Two police officers were shot in southwestern Pennsylvania and one died early on Thursday, Nov. 10, after they responded to a call about a domestic dispute, local media reported. Moments...
A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, not far from protests over the surprise victory of Republican...
CHICAGO/NEW YORK—Throngs of demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest Republican Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands of protesters filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue, while hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted "Not my president."
Donald Trump put aside the celebrations and began planning his 73-day transition to the White House on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as rival Hillary Clinton promised to bury the bitterness of their long presidential race and work to unify a divided country. After the Republican Trump's stunning upset of the heavily favored Clinton, Democratic President Barack Obama and leading figures in the Republican Party who had struggled to make peace with Trump all vowed to move past the ugliness of an angry and sometimes personal campaign to seek common ground.
MEXICO CITY—Mexico was pitched into deep uncertainty by Donald Trump's U.S. election victory on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after a bitterly divisive campaign, raising the prospect of major clashes over trade, immigration and security. The peso currency suffered its biggest fall in 22 years on fears Trump will stick to a campaign pledge to rewrite or dump a free trade treaty he says is loaded in Mexico's favor. Investors worry a trade fight could tip Mexico's economy into recession.