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Conservationist buys Needles Outpost for $2.5M during controversial land auction

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

Conservationist, philanthropist and millionaire Jennifer Speers bought 640 acres of land in Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday after a bidding war with a venture capital company.

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:50pm

Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

New Jersey city sued after voting down mosque plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:00pm

A New Jersey Muslim group's two-year effort to convert an abandoned warehouse into a mosque and community center was met by virulent attacks against their religion and then unfairly voted down by a zoning board, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:50pm

Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.

The Latest: Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:50pm

The Latest on an appeals court ruling against the Trump administration's travel ban (all times local):

Have You Seen This? Metal that melts in your hands

Angie Treasure, Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28pm

On his addictive channel, DaveHax — a Brit who narrates science/hack videos — played with gallium, a metal that’s solid at room temperature, but liquefies at approximately 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage.

Lawsuit alleges professor failed student for being Muslim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:40pm

A student is suing a New Jersey college, claiming her professor gave her an F in a course because she is Muslim.

As Clinton emerges from the woods, what will her role be?

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:12pm

and once again, she's at a crossroads in her life.

7 housewarming gifts for the tech-obsessed

Emily Long, Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:58am

Up your housewarming gift game with these seven cool tech gadgets for home automation and entertainment.

Trial set for Amish community members over horse droppings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:39am

Members of an Amish community in Kentucky may take their cases to court after being cited for violating an ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings.

The Latest: 31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency.

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

Ali Kotarumalos and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04am

Indonesia's president ordered a thorough investigation Thursday of twin suicide bombings that targeted police, killing three officers, in the deadliest attack by suspected militants in the capital in a year.

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:37am

On the Manchester street they call the "Curry Mile," there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. A hungry diner can now choose Halal snacks from Beirut, kebabs from Afghanistan or garishly colored sweets from India, among many others.

How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40am

With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:08pm

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS.

The Latest: Army trucks roll deeper into Philippine city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:04pm

The Latest on the siege of a Philippine city that led President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the south (all times local):