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SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With OrcasSeaWorld has decided not to appeal a court ruling that prohibits its trainers from performing with killer whales, the Orlando Sentinel reports, citing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step DownIraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced today that he will step down and endorse his nominated successor, state television says.

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security ImprovisesCongress left Washington without agreeing on a funding plan for the unaccompanied minors coming over the Southern U.S. border, so the Obama administration's Department of Homeland Security is creating one on its own.

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its PreyTomorrow morning, a European space probe will arrive at a comet with a tongue-twister of a name: Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying Troops

Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying TroopsThere are some signs that the current conflict in Gaza is deescalating: As the Israeli paper Haaretz reports, the Israel Defense Forces have started pulling their troops out of Gaza and "stationing the remaining soldiers on hills on the Palestinian side of the border with Israel."

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost BillionsIn a report issued Tuesday, the White House warned that the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In GazaSecretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington StateFires are still raging in Washington state, where officials hope rain might help them contain the large fires — but there's also a chance that heavy rainfall could trigger flooding and mudslides.

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move ‘Sad Bear’ To Better Life In Canada

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move ‘Sad Bear’ To Better Life In CanadaSocial media has dubbed Arturo, a polar bear living in an Argentinian zoo, the "world's saddest animal," and more than 400,000 people have signed an online petition asking that he be moved to a "better life" in Canada.

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To BorderTexas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.
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