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Some of world’s largest trees face growing climate threats

May 25, 2024, 6:15am Nation & World

High in the evergreen canopy of General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, researchers searched for evidence of an emerging threat to giant sequoias: bark beetles. Read story

Abu Dhabi eases alcohol policies

May 25, 2024, 6:06am Nation & World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — In 2018, Chad McGehee opened Side Hustle Brews and Spirits, an Abu Dhabi-branded brewery and distillery with funky camels on its cans and playful… Read story

People visit the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica on April 19 in Marseille, southern France.

France’s secularism approach faces struggles

People visit the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica on April 19 in Marseille, southern France.

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Nation & World

Brought into the international spotlight by the ban on hijabs for French athletes at the upcoming Paris Olympics, France’s unique approach to “laïcité” — loosely translated as “secularism” — has been increasingly stirring controversy across the country. Read story

A general view shows the Pantex Plant, Friday, March 1, 2024, in Panhandle, Texas. The plant was briefly shut down during the early part of the Smokehouse Creek Fire on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Climate change increasingly threatens research laboratories, weapons sites and power plants across the nation that handle or are contaminated with radioactive material or perform critical energy and defense research.

Nuclear sites, including Hanford, feeling the heat as climate change stokes wildfires drought

A general view shows the Pantex Plant, Friday, March 1, 2024, in Panhandle, Texas. The plant was briefly shut down during the early part of the Smokehouse Creek Fire on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Climate change increasingly threatens research laboratories, weapons sites and power plants across the nation that handle or are contaminated with radioactive material or perform critical energy and defense research.

May 25, 2024, 5:45am Nation & World

As Texas wildfires burned toward the nation’s primary nuclear weapons facility, workers hurried to ensure nothing flammable was around buildings and storage areas. Read story

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, left, holds the first and main courses, as White House Executive Pastry Chef Susie Morrison holds the dessert  course during a media preview ahead of Thursday evening&rsquo;s state dinner with Kenya&rsquo;s President William Ruto, at the White House in Washington.

White House chefs dish up diplomacy

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, left, holds the first and main courses, as White House Executive Pastry Chef Susie Morrison holds the dessert  course during a media preview ahead of Thursday evening&rsquo;s state dinner with Kenya&rsquo;s President William Ruto, at the White House in Washington.

May 25, 2024, 5:45am Nation & World

A house-cured smoked salmon, red grapefruit, avocado and cucumber starter. Dry-aged rib eye beef in a sesame sabayon sauce. Salted caramel pistachio cake under a layer of matcha ganache. Read story

Young missionary couple from U.S. fatally shot in Haiti

May 24, 2024, 5:28pm Churches & Religion

A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who led a religious group were shot and killed by criminal gang members in Haiti’s capital after they were abducted while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, a family member said Friday. Read story

Singapore Airlines tightens cabin safety rules after turbulence

May 24, 2024, 5:27pm Nation & World

Singapore Airlines said Friday it will halt meal services and get all cabin crew to buckle up when planes fly through turbulence as part of tighter cabin measures after one person died and dozens were injured on a flight from London this week. Read story

Caleb Carr, military historian and author of bestselling novel ‘The Alienist,’ dies at 68

May 24, 2024, 3:46pm Entertainment

Caleb Carr, the scarred and gifted son of Beat poet Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a bestselling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his devoted cat, Masha, has died at 68. Read story

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women&#039;s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has signed a first-of-its-kind bill Friday, May 24, classifying two abortion-inducing drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, as controlled and dangerous substances. (AP Photo/Allen G.

Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women&#039;s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has signed a first-of-its-kind bill Friday, May 24, classifying two abortion-inducing drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, as controlled and dangerous substances. (AP Photo/Allen G.

May 24, 2024, 3:45pm Nation & World

First-of-its-kind legislation that classifies two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances was signed into law Friday by Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry. Read story

Suffolk County police stand outside the home of Rex Heuermann, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Massapequa Park, N.Y. Investigators continued to scour the home of the Manhattan architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings. Friday marked the fifth straight day of the renewed search at Heuermann&#039;s dilapidated, single-family home in Massapequa Park on Long Island.

Search of Gilgo Beach serial killing suspect’s home on Long Island enters its 5th day

Suffolk County police stand outside the home of Rex Heuermann, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Massapequa Park, N.Y. Investigators continued to scour the home of the Manhattan architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings. Friday marked the fifth straight day of the renewed search at Heuermann&#039;s dilapidated, single-family home in Massapequa Park on Long Island.

May 24, 2024, 11:54am Nation & World

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators in the New York City suburbs continue to scour the home of a Manhattan architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings. Read story