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Nearly 100 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

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Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Wednesday. Some 97 whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, which conservation depa...

Political spending in presidential and congressional races projected to hit nearly $11 billion, shattering records

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This year's political spending to elect a president and Congress is on pace to hit nearly $ 11 billion, smashing all previous records, according to a new estimate by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. ...

How lawmakers made it nearly impossible to legalize abortion in Honduras

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This week, lawmakers in Honduras changed the country's constitution to make it virtually impossible to legalize abortion in the future -- an extreme election-year move that critics warn will further endanger women's...

Nearly 70,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders as two new wildfires in Southern California spread rapidly

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for approximately 70,000 residents in Orange County, California, as firefighters continue to battle two new wildfires -- the Silverado Fire and Blue Ridge Fire -- which grew t...

Nearly 40,000 kids lost a parent to COVID-19, study suggests

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Researchers from Stony Brook University published findings in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, which suggested 37,300 kids under the age of 17 lost a parent to COVID-19, as of February 2021.  "Unfortunately, there [has] be...

Young people’s anxiety levels nearly doubled during first Covid-19 lockdown, study says

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The early stages of the coronavirus pandemic and the first Covid-19 lockdown caused the number of young people with anxiety to nearly double, according to a study from the University of Bristol. The study, released ...

Notre Dame president tests positive for Covid-19 nearly a week after attending SCOTUS announcement with no mask

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The president of Notre Dame has tested positive for Covid-19 nearly a week after he attended a White House event where he was spotted without a mask. Fr. John Jenkins tested positive and is now isolated with mild sy...

Smuggler caught with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body

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A woman who strapped nearly 1,000 succulents and endangered cacti to her body in an attempt to smuggle them into New Zealand has been sentenced to 100 hours of community work, the country's biosecurity ministry said...

Mnuchin says he was personally involved in securing nearly $4 million for 9/11 first responders health program

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Washington Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was "personally engaged" in the move to refund nearly $ 4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders...

Nigeria’s President Buhari describes prison break which freed nearly 2000 inmates as ‘act of terrorism’

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Nearly 2000 inmates broke free from a prison in southeast Nigeria Monday after armed men invaded the site and used explosives to blast parts of the prison, authorities said. Six of the 1,844 inmates who escaped fro...

Lincoln police officer Mario Herrera dies nearly two weeks after being shot while serving a warrant

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A Lincoln, Nebraska, police officer died early Monday, nearly two weeks after he was shot while trying to serve a warrant, the police department said. Investigator Mario Herrera, a 23-year veteran of the Lincoln Pol...

Nearly 6 million people to be under stay-at-home order in San Francisco Bay Area

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Six San Francisco Bay Area governments issued a stay-at-home order Friday ahead of California's statewide mandate, restricting activities in a drastic effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 as hospitals cope with a...

Disney bloggers raise nearly $40,000 for food bank to help park employees in need

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As news of mass layoffs were happening at their favorite theme park, Disney bloggers from Florida tapped into their online audience to raise nearly $ 40,000 for their local food bank. Sarah and Tom Bricker have bee...

Vale will pay nearly $7 billion over Brazilian dam collapse that killed 270 people

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(CNN Business)Vale has agreed to pay nearly $ 7 billion in compensation after a dam collapsed at one of its mines in Brazil two years ago, killing 270 people and causing huge damage to the local environment. The s...

Athens’ first mosque in nearly 200 years opens for Friday prayers

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After years of delays caused by red tape, cutbacks and opposition from religious and political factions, the first government-funded mosque in Athens since 1833 opened its doors to worshipers on Friday. Hundreds of ...

Woman with the world’s longest nails cuts them after nearly 30 years

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The Texan who had the world's longest nails grown by a woman can finally open a door without fear after cutting them. Ayanna Williams of Houston broke the Guinness World Record for the world's longest fingernails in...

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