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    Rare two-headed copperhead snake found in the US

    Rare two-headed copperhead snake found in the US


    The fangs of a single copperhead are enough to scare most. But a two-headed snake? That's a serpent fit for a horror...

    The fangs of a single copperhead are enough to scare most. But a two-headed snake? That's a serpent fit for a horror flick.
    UN Security Council condemns Iran parade attack

    UN Security Council condemns Iran parade attack


    The United Nations Security Council is condemning the fusillade that killed 25 people at an Iranian military parade, calling it a "heinous and cowardly terrorist...

    The United Nations Security Council is condemning the fusillade that killed 25 people at an Iranian military parade, calling it a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack.''
    Donald Trump arrives at UN to promote foreign agenda but domestic turmoil reigns

    Donald Trump arrives at UN to promote foreign agenda but domestic turmoil reigns


    US President Donald Trump sought to shape the 73rd United Nations General Assembly around his agenda on Monday (Tuesday NZT), announcing he would soon hold another summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and sending a pointed warning to Iranian...

    US President Donald Trump sought to shape the 73rd United Nations General Assembly around his agenda on Monday (Tuesday NZT), announcing he would soon hold another summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and sending a pointed warning to Iranian leaders.
    Chinese billionaire Richard Liu may still face charges after US sexual assault allegation

    Chinese billionaire Richard Liu may still face charges after US sexual assault allegation


    Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors for possible...

    Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors for possible charges.
    Kavanaugh vows to fight misconduct allegations as Trump, Republicans dig in

    Kavanaugh vows to fight misconduct allegations as Trump, Republicans dig in


    US President Trump and fellow Republicans have dug in in their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Supreme Court nominee vowed to fight back against additional allegations of sexual misconduct, which he called a coordinated smear...

    US President Trump and fellow Republicans have dug in in their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Supreme Court nominee vowed to fight back against additional allegations of sexual misconduct, which he called a coordinated smear campaign.
    Bill Cosby sentencing: Prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years

    Bill Cosby sentencing: Prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years


    Bill Cosby is facing the sentencing hearing at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old...

    Bill Cosby is facing the sentencing hearing at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian.
    Survived blaze - and five days in charred building

    Survived blaze - and five days in charred building


    A 74-year-old man was found alive in a US senior housing complex five days after it burned, forcing the evacuation of more than 100 occupants, officials...

    A 74-year-old man was found alive in a US senior housing complex five days after it burned, forcing the evacuation of more than 100 occupants, officials say.
    Rod Rosenstein to meet Trump, expects to be fired

    Rod Rosenstein to meet Trump, expects to be fired


    Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with the president on Friday (NZT), White House officials say, after officials described a series of private discussions that pointed to his resignation or...

    Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with the president on Friday (NZT), White House officials say, after officials described a series of private discussions that pointed to his resignation or firing.
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appears on Today show

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appears on Today show


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has continued her United States charm offensive, with an appearance on NBC's Today show on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has continued her United States charm offensive, with an appearance on NBC's Today show on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ Time).
    Lawyer Michael Avenatti has 'significant evidence' Brett Kavanaugh participated in sexual misconduct

    Lawyer Michael Avenatti has 'significant evidence' Brett Kavanaugh participated in sexual misconduct


    Lawyer Michael Avenatti says he has multiple witnesses who will say Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, participated in gang rapes of drunken women during high...

    Lawyer Michael Avenatti says he has multiple witnesses who will say Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, participated in gang rapes of drunken women during high school.
    As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

    As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges


    As the US Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Friday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, a second claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another...

    As the US Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Friday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, a second claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman.
    Good Samaritan helps stranded driver; another man kills him and steals his car - police

    Good Samaritan helps stranded driver; another man kills him and steals his car - police


    The tragedy that unfolded off a US highway started with an act of compassion, when Dhimitri Andoni stopped his car on the shoulder of Interstate 275 in St Petersburg,...

    The tragedy that unfolded off a US highway started with an act of compassion, when Dhimitri Andoni stopped his car on the shoulder of Interstate 275 in St Petersburg, Florida.
    After Hurricane Florence, thousands of dead fish wash onto a highway

    After Hurricane Florence, thousands of dead fish wash onto a highway


    Even as the water from Hurricane Florence and the flooding that followed finally began to recede, it left behind a poignant - and pungent - reminder of the powerful storm that overwhelmed the Carolinas and turned roads to...

    Even as the water from Hurricane Florence and the flooding that followed finally began to recede, it left behind a poignant - and pungent - reminder of the powerful storm that overwhelmed the Carolinas and turned roads to rivers.
    China takes trade war to US heartland, using an Iowa newspaper

    China takes trade war to US heartland, using an Iowa newspaper


    China reached into the US heartland in its escalating trade war over US President Donald Trump's tariffs, using an advertising supplement in Iowa's largest newspaper to highlight the impact on the state's soybean farmers as "the fruit of a president's...

    China reached into the US heartland in its escalating trade war over US President Donald Trump's tariffs, using an advertising supplement in Iowa's largest newspaper to highlight the impact on the state's soybean farmers as "the fruit of a president's folly''.
    Are today's white kids less racist than their grandparents?

    Are today's white kids less racist than their grandparents?


    OPINION: In America's children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing...

    OPINION: In America's children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism.
    US school bus driver 'let kids drive'

    US school bus driver 'let kids drive'


    A US school bus driver has been arrested on allegations that she let children as young as 11 years old drive the...

    A US school bus driver has been arrested on allegations that she let children as young as 11 years old drive the bus.
    Kavanaugh accuser to testify Friday in US Senate hearing

    Kavanaugh accuser to testify Friday in US Senate hearing


    Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, say they have committed to a hearing on Thursday (Friday...

    Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, say they have committed to a hearing on Thursday (Friday NZT).
    Warmer Arctic waters attract surprising visitors: clams, fish and whales

    Warmer Arctic waters attract surprising visitors: clams, fish and whales


    On a ship near the top of the planet, a 54-kilogram steel claw dumps out mud freshly scooped from the bottom of the sea. Jackie Grebmeier gets to work with a pair of tweezers, picking shrimplike critters called amphipods out of the...

    On a ship near the top of the planet, a 54-kilogram steel claw dumps out mud freshly scooped from the bottom of the sea. Jackie Grebmeier gets to work with a pair of tweezers, picking shrimplike critters called amphipods out of the muck.