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This bat is the first to make it off the endangered species list. Celebrate with a shot of tequila.
Fewer than a thousand lesser long-nosed bats were counted in 1988. Now there are 200,000, following efforts to save them by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, acting with the Mexican government and other partners, including an ecologist nicknamed Bat Man.
Lobbyist linked to Pruitt condo rental helped broker EPA meeting last year
The meeting and a new disclosure form suggest the lobbyist's business ties to the Environment Protection Agency were more extensive than he previously has described.
He fired a shotgun into a classroom door, police say, then said 'sorry' to the injured student
Sky Bouche, 19, is facing several charges, including terrorism, for a shooting Friday at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla.
London Marathon: Race to take place in 'record-breaking heat'
More than 40,000 runners are taking part in the 26.2-mile event amid warnings temperatures may hit 23C (73.4F).
Fed Cup: GB beaten by Japan as Johanna Konta & Heather Watson lose doubles
Great Britain's wait to play in the Fed Cup World Group continues after they are beaten 3-2 by Japan in their promotion play-off.
Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens
At least 31 people queuing to register to vote die in a suicide attack in Kabul, officials say.
Verne Troyer, 'Mini-Me' in Austin Powers films, dies at 49
Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedies, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts.
Avicii's ex-girlfriend posts tribute: 'I love you Tim'
Emily Goldberg wrote that during the two years they were together he was her "closest confidante".
Avicii's family arrives in Oman as new details emerge on his death
Authorities are ruling out "criminal suspicion" in the death of superstar DJ Avicii, who died last week while vacationing in Oman.
London Marathon 2018: David Weir wins eighth London Marathon men's wheelchair title
Britain's David Weir wins his eighth London Marathon men's wheelchair title in a thrilling sprint finish.
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8-term Washington congressman Al Swift dies at 82
Al Swift represented the 2nd Congressional District in northwest Washington for 16 years. The onetime broadcaster was known as a telecommunications, energy and environmental policy wonk.
Rally for Ballard’s ‘Up’ house
False rumors on the internet said the house would be demolished Friday. In response there was "No Demolition Day" with people coming to attach balloons.
Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from ‘Austin Powers’ films, has died
No cause of death was given, but a statement describes Verne Troyer as a “fighter” who was unable to overcome a recent bout of adversity.
How your U.S. lawmaker voted
Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 20.
Carrying flags and rifles, gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia
In the largest gun-rights rally at the Washington state Capitol in years, demonstrators brought American flags and semi-automatic rifles. The event comes a day after a gun-violence prevention group announced it would seek new regulations on rifles in a fall ballot measure.
Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train in Interbay
Seattle police said it was unclear why the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, was on the tracks before 8 a.m.
Water managers warn of rising levels on the Pecos River
FOR SUMNER, N.M. (AP) — Federal water managers are warning that levels on the Pecos River in eastern New Mexico are expected to rise as the Bureau of Reclamation moves water downstream for farmers. The release from Sumner Reservoir will begin Monday. The Carlsbad Irrigation District has called fo...
Baby-sitter sentenced for Lakewood toddler’s death
“There’s nothing you can do or say to make this up to the family,” the judge told the 31-year-old babysitter.
What if a historic church is torn down, but nobody notices?
We’re all getting numb to stories about important civic institutions and historical buildings falling to Seattle’s redevelopment boom. So numb that we’ve stopped noticing.
‘I was seriously lucky’: Machete attack victim healing from injuries; 2 suspects charged
Ryan O’Dell was critically injured when he was attacked by two men — one armed with a machete, the other with a steel-studded belt. He was released from the hospital on Friday, the same day King County prosecutors charged his alleged attackers with first-degree assault.
London Marathon 2018, live race updates - plus how to track family and friends
London Marathon 2018, live race updates - plus how to track family and friends
Gossip: Chelsea and Arsenal 'fight' for Allegri and Enrique, Mourinho 'divides' Man United dressing room
Latest football transfer gossip as Arsenal and Chelsea have a tug of war for two new managers, while Jose Mourinho loses the Man Utd dressing room despite FA Cup win.
Westbrook vows Rubio won't repeat stellar game
Ricky Rubio had Utah's first postseason triple-double since 2001 in the Jazz's Game 3 win over the Thunder on Saturday night. It's an achievement that Russell Westbrook said won't happen again.
Athletics' Sean Manaea throws no-hitter against Red Sox
Left-hander notches MLB's first no-hitter of 2018 season, shutting down baseball's hottest team.
LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres
LEADING OFF: White Sox monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, Yankees promoting top prospect Gleyber Torres, Ohtani throws bullpen session
Could Ohtani emergence open door for 2-way college players?
Louisville coach hopes emergence of Ohtani prompts baseball executives to give opportunities to 2-way college players
Pochettino’s success at Tottenham cannot be judged on trophies alone
It feels as though Mauricio Pochettino’s career at Tottenham has been a battle with the club’s essential nature, with the need to end the curse of Spursiness.
Ricky Rubio's triple-double puts Jazz up 2-1 on Thunder
Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years.
High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too
Vasileviskiy, Lightning playing solid defense in playoffs
Ben Simmons records first playoff triple-double for a rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980
Ben Simmons' triple-double in Game 4 etched him alongside NBA legend Magic Johnson.
Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them.
The new cannabis product has created a booming but unregulated economy in Italy. Is it a bubble waiting to be burst?
World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 117
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world's oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.
The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
“Talking to others has helped me realize that I’m not a crazy person.”
Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.
Why a faecal transplant could save your life
Patient's lives are being saved by poo, but how far can microbial medicine go?
'I fear being in a hospital, not death'
Tommy says hospital staff don’t always understand the needs of dementia patients.
CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.
Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan
Allied Healthcare, one of the UK's biggest providers of in-home care, blames a "challenging environment".
Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug
Health ministers call on company to lower price of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi so the NHS can afford it.
'The gym helps me cope with my OCD'
Gemma has OCD, but has found bodybuilding helps her manage and works as coping strategy.
Silicon Valley Investors Wants to Fund a 'Good For Society' Facebook Replacement
Silicon Valley angel investor Jason Calacanis just announced the "Openbook Challenge," a competition to create a replacement for Facebook. "Over the next three months, 20 finalists will compete for seven $100,000 incubator grants," explains long-time Slashdot reader reifman. "Their goal is to f...
Get a massage whenever you want with these pillows that are $50 off
Everyone deserves a massage now and then, but they can get pretty pricey. If you go to a high-end spa, you might end up paying several hundred dollars — and that doesn't even include a tip. SEE ALSO: A memory foam alignment pillow could help you sleep better — and it's on sale That's why somethin...
Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don't really know why
This post is part of Mashable's Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen. "Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark," a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning "pot...
Could We Fund a Universal Basic Income with Universal Basic Assets?
Universal Basic Incomes aren't really the issue, argues Fast Company staff writer Ben Schiller. "It's how you find $2 trillion to pay for it." One answer may come in the form of "universal basic assets" (UBA). UBA can mean a fund of publicly-owned infrastructure or revenue streams -- like Alaska...
NYT: Lynchings Around the World are Linked To Facebook Posts
An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: Riots and lynchings around the world have been linked to misinformation and hate speech on Facebook, which pushes whatever content keeps users on the site longest -- a potentially damaging practice in countries with weak institutions and histories of...
Many Amazon Warehouse Workers are on Food Stamps
Many of Amazon's warehouse workers have to buy their groceries with food stamps through America's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, reports the Intercept. In Arizona, new data suggests that one in three of the company's own employees depend on SNAP to put food on the table. In Pennsylvan...
What Happens When Restaurants Go Cashless
There's a new trend starting: restaurants that won't accept cash. USA Today reports: Restaurant owners say ordering is faster from customers who slap down plastic instead of dollars, cutting a few seconds out of the process. But most of the benefits appear to accrue to the restaurants: less time ...
Former Reddit Executive Sees 'No Hope' For Reddit
An anonymous reader quotes former Reddit product head Dan McComas: I think, ultimately, the problem that Reddit has is the same as Twitter and Discord. By focusing on growth and growth only and ignoring the problems, they amassed a large set of cultural norms on their platforms. Their cultural no...
Donald Trump suggests he may pardon Jack Johnson because — c'mon, you know why
While past presidents were mourning former First Lady Barbara Bush at her funeral in Houston today, President Trump was on his phone in Mar-a-Lago, having his usual Twitter meltdown. In between excoriating James Comey and tossing around conspiracy theories about Mr. Peepers, President Trump decid...
Eventbrite Claims The Right To Film Your Events -- And Keep the Copyright
Eventbrite lets you sell tickets online for your events. An anonymous reader reports on Eventbrite's newly-updated merchant agreement. The merchant agreement specifies that you "grant permission to Eventbrite and its agents to enter onto and remain on the premises (including real property, fixtur...
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