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Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill target

Hunters and trappers blow past Wisconsin's wolf kill target

MADISON, Wis. — Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin's wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn't supposed to happen for another nine months and raising the ire of animal rights activists.
Palm Beach County refuses to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

Palm Beach County refuses to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honour of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh — a move that the governor's office called “petty.
Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze

Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze

DALLAS — As many people in the southern U.S. hosted neighbours who had no heat or water during the vicious February storm and deep freeze, Kate Rugroden provided a refuge for shell-shocked bats.
'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount+

'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount+

NEW YORK — CBS News is launching a streaming version of “60 Minutes” on the new Paramount+ service, hoping to expose the durable brand to a younger and more diverse audience.
Jill Biden says things get better, including after divorce

Jill Biden says things get better, including after divorce

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden offers comforting advice to Kelly Clarkson, telling the singer and talk-show host as she goes through a divorce that things happen for the best and that life will eventually “look better.
Chairman Powell: Fed is in no hurry to raise interest rates

Chairman Powell: Fed is in no hurry to raise interest rates

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank will not start raising interest rates until it believes its goals on maximum employment and inflation have been reached.
Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

BERLIN — Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord.
Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

ACCRA, Ghana — Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday — the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots we
Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November

Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November

NEW YORK — Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” will be released Nov.
Chinese official calls for 'joint efforts' in China-US trade

Chinese official calls for 'joint efforts' in China-US trade

BEIJING — China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication Wednesday when tariff war talks might resume or whether Beijing might offer concessions.
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