2 years after veto, assemblywoman brings back bill to ban Nevada’s use of private prisons

Nevada lawmakers are making another push to ban the state’s use of private prisons after a similar effort in 2017 was vetoed. Former corrections officer and Democratic Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno is sponsoring AB183, which requires Nevada only staff prisons with state employees. It kicks in after five years, and requires the state conduct biannual, in-person […]

Carecen de una identificación más de la mitad de quienes salen de libres de las cárceles de Nevada

Esta nota fue traducida al español y editada para mayor claridad a partir de una versión en inglés que aparece en la página de The Nevada Independent. Después de un esfuerzo para ayudar a que reclusos obtengan sus actas de nacimiento, más de la mitad de quienes salen de las cárceles de Nevada no tienen […]

Park advocates score major victory to stop construction of Obama Presidential Center

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Ex-NFL player killed in parking dispute with neighbor: Police

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The number of hate group in the US grows even as Ku Klux Klan membership plummets

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WATCH: James Charles loves gym class

Transcript for James Charles loves gym class called Texas fitness now, and it’s a $37 million program thatupposed to improve middle school fitness and academic achievement. I remember going to gym class. All that stuff. Dodgeball. They unveiled some really unexpected findings. They found not only did they not have a positive impact on kids’ […]

FDA warns against ‘young blood’ treatments for aging, disease

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‘Zombie deer’ disease is spreading across the US: What you should know

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World Breaking News

WATCH: How a border wall would affect property owners

Now Playing: Protests slam Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall Now Playing: Firefighters surprise Baltimore couple with adopted son Now Playing: DNA in a 46-year-old cold case murder leads to an arrest Now Playing: New details in case of missing Colorado mom Now Playing: Gunman caught on surveillance footage sought in deadly Florida shooting Now […]

Asia Breaking News

Saudi prince sees ‘useful returns’ from expected US$100 billion investment in India

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday (Feb 20) he saw investment opportunities of more than US$100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan. India rolled out the red carpet for the crown prince as […]

Court orders Indian tycoon to pay debt or go to jail

NEW DELHI: India’s top court told billionaire tycoon Anil Ambani Wednesday (Feb 20) he must pay his debts to Sweden’s Ericsson or go to jail, the latest twist in a saga that forced his telecom company to file for bankruptcy. Ambani’s debt-laden Reliance Communications is some US$4 billion dollars in debt after a brutal telecom […]

Man admits submitting fake documents to bring twins born via surrogacy in India into Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 45-year-old Singaporean man pleaded guilty on Wednesday (Feb 20) to making false statements and submitting fake documents, in order to bring two boys born via surrogacy in India into Singapore. The man successfully obtained Singapore citizenship for one of them, discovering only later that he is not the biological father of the twins. […]

Europe Breaking News

EuroMillions: 175m EuroMillions winner ‘makes contact’

Image copyright Getty Images A lottery ticket holder in Ireland who won Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot, worth more than 175m euros (£152m), has come forward. It is the biggest jackpot claimed by an Irish ticket holder in its history. A spokesperson for the National Lottery in Ireland said someone had called giving the unique serial number […]

Green Party MEPs arrested in Belgium nuclear weapons protest

Image copyright Molly Scott CatoImage caption Molly Scott Cato (second from left) and other activists scaled the wall to protest against nuclear weapons Three MEPs have been arrested during a protest against nuclear weapons at an air base in Belgium, the Green Party has confirmed. Among them is South West MEP Molly Scott Cato, from […]

Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

Image copyright AFPImage caption Around 70 protests took part around France, including in Paris’ Place de la République Thousands of people have joined protests across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks. The demonstrators marched under the slogan “That’s Enough” at the Place de la République in the capital Paris and other cities. Figures from […]

Africa Breaking News

Oxfam: Forced Marriages Aren’t Going Away in South Sudan

JUBA —  A new report by British charity Oxfam warns that another generation of girls in South Sudan will miss out on education, face high health risks during childbirth, and be more likely to face sexual and domestic violence unless the country takes more steps to eliminate forced marriages. The report, Born to Be Married, […]

Death Toll From Northwest Nigeria Attack Doubles to 130

ABUJA —  The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday, adding it appeared to have been a deliberate plan to “wipe out certain communities.” Governor Nasir el-Rufai did not elaborate on what he meant. Those killed in […]

UN Moves to Help Combat Sexual Abuse in Its Ranks

NEW YORK —  The United Nations on Tuesday took steps to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse within its ranks, naming an array of experts to a panel aimed at ending incidents of harassment that have plagued the global agency for years. The panel will advise the U.N. secretary-general on ways to address gender-based harassment and […]

Tech News

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

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Officials: Arizona will miss US deadline for key water plan

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How animals can thrive in a world built by humans

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Middle East

Netanyahu and the allegations of corruption

Final lists of candidates will be drawn up in Israel this week ahead of the country’s general election in April. It’s an important moment in the run up to the ballot – giving a clearer picture about how the political parties are positioned. Fighting to hold on to the premiership, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has […]

Canada Breaking News

OPP reporting fewer road deaths in 2018

Provincial police are reporting fewer deaths on OPP-patrolled roads in 2018.There were 333 people killed on OPP-patrolled roads in 2018 — and that’s 10 fewer people than the year prior.The OPP released their annual fatalities figures from last year, which saw road deaths decrease in all but one of the “big four” categories.Help us improve […]

Hospitals of Regina Foundation launch 2019 Spring Home Lottery

Hospitals of Regina Foundation launched their 2019 Spring Home Lottery on Wednesday.This year’s top prize is a $1.4-million home in the Creeks and $30,000 cash.“This year, Hospitals of Regina Foundation is committed to raising $3 million in support of the second phase of upgrades to the operating rooms at Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital,” […]

Former CFL’er Angus Reid says parents shouldn’t fear safety concerns in youth football

A former CFL offensive lineman is making the case that parents should not be leery of enrolling their children in youth football.Safety concerns regarding concussions is one reason why enrollment in the sport has declined. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, enrollment in high school football has decreased 6.6 per cent […]

USA Breaking News

Park advocates score major victory to stop construction of Obama Presidential Center

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UK Breaking News

Euston Street stabbing: Eleven released on bail

Image caption The victim had been stabbed multiple times before he entered the hotel in Euston Street Eleven people arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in the street and collapsed and died in a hotel reception have been released. The victim, aged in his 20s, who has yet to be identified, […]

Father Francis McDermott: Priest guilty of child abuse offences

Image copyright South Beds News AgencyImage caption Father Francis McDermott, 75, denied committing sexual offences against six children in the 1970s A Roman Catholic priest has been found guilty of abusing six children during the 1970s. Father Francis McDermott, 75, abused his victims in London, Norwich and High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury Crown Court heard. […]

Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos

Image copyright Getty Images The no-fly zone for drones around airports is to be extended following the disruption at Gatwick in December, the government says. From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, rather than the current 0.6-mile (1km) exclusion zone. The government also said it […]

Australia Breaking News

Chiropractor under fire after video shows him treating a two-week old baby

A Melbourne chiropractor is under investigation by regulatory bodies after a video emerged of him performing spinal manipulation on a crying two-week-old baby The vision, which was filmed in August last year, shows Dr Andrew Arnold performing the techniques on the baby who had colic.  Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said she was “very upset” after watching […]

Another Victorian recycling plant shuts

There’s still no word on when some of Victoria’s major recycling collectors will be allowed to restart accepting goods, with some councils continuing to send items to landfill in the meantime. Recycling giant SKM collects about half of the state’s kerbside recycling but some of its plants have been shut down by the Environment Protection […]

Queensland miner killed in underground collision

A miner is dead and six others injured after two pieces of machinery collided underground in a central Queensland coal mine. Paramedics were called to the site after an incident involving a grader and personnel carrier in Moranbah north mine’s access drift about 4.15pm on Wednesday. The driver of the grader received immediate treatment and […]