CHICAGO - Minnesota's agriculture department said on Thursday that one company, Green Valley Seed, sold the seed planted on all the land in a U.S. conservation program in Minnesota that is infested with Palmer amaranth, an invasive weed threatening cropland. The federal Conservation Reserve Program pays farmers to remove land from production to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and protect endangered species. It has also triggered the spread of the fast-growing weed in the U.S. Midwest.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, Feb. 16, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower due to declining energy stocks. It was a mixed day on wall Street as investors digested recent gains and sold banks that have been big winners in the "Trump rally" that has seen the S&P 500 rise about 5 percent so far in 2017, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 4 percent.
The French Air Force is training eagles from a young age to bring down remote-controlled drones when they enter no-go urban airspace. Golden eagles filmed at the air force base in Mont-de-Marsan on Friday, February 10, are getting military training for combat against battery-charged drones that just about anybody can buy in a local store, and fly into security-sensitive zones such as presidential palaces, wittingly or not.
NEW YORK—When Mary Mazzio first heard about middle-school girls from her hometown of Boston suing a website on which they had been sold for sex, the self-described "recovering lawyer" was blown away. "What? Fifteen minutes from where I live?" the film director remembers thinking. "How, in the U.S., is it legal to sell children?" Soon enough, poring over a copy of the court case, Mazzio was plunged into a corner of the internet she had not suspected even existed: the world of classified ads website, Backpage.com.
STOCKHOLM - Bob Dylan , regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise...
NEW YORK — Three people were killed and more than 100 people were injured, some of them critically, when a New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, N.J. during the morning rush hour on Thursday, U.S. media and a transit official said. MSNBC reported that three people were killed, citing medical officials. There were well over 100 people with injuries, many of them with critical injuries, New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Jennifer Nelson told reporters. She did not say if there were any fatalities.
A man who wounded up to nine people in a knife attack at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said on Sunday. The man, who was wearing a private security uniform, made references to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them at the Crossroads Center mall in St.
CLEVELAND—Buoyed by a grand Las Vegas-style entrance at his party's national convention, Donald Trump hopes to bolster Republican Party unity when congressional leaders take the stage on a day focused on the U.S. economy. Trump, whose name is to be formally offered for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saw the opening day of his convention on Monday turn from the raucous to the sublime.
Prince, the innovative U.S. music superstar whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry" and whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world, died on Thursday...
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused a Minnesota man of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000...