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Hong Kong in limbo as extradition protests crisis deepens

Hong Kong in limbo as extradition protests crisis deepens

Hong Kong's legislature suspended meetings Thursday as leaders considered their next steps following violent clashes between police and protesters opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.
More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

WESTFIELD, Wis. — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second four-year term after a tense primary race.
Aid groups: Migrant humanitarian crisis looming in Bosnia

Aid groups: Migrant humanitarian crisis looming in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia — Aid groups are warning of a developing humanitarian crisis in Bosnia as more migrants make their way to one of Europe's poorest and most volatile countries, where the needs of the existing population already strain a thin social sa

Central Park 5 prosecutor won't seek renewal of Columbia job

NEW YORK — Fallout from the Netflix miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the Central Park Five trial continues.
Man arrested in deaths of Dallas transgender woman, 2 others

Man arrested in deaths of Dallas transgender woman, 2 others

DALLAS — A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the slayings of three women in Dallas, including a transgender woman whose death brought nationwide attention, police said Wednesday.

California court: Prison pot is OK - if inmates don't inhale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California appeals court says it's legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison — so long as inmates don't inhale.
Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

BOSTON — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen St.

Defence in trial of China scholar's brutal death: He did it

PEORIA, Ill. — A federal prosecutor on Wednesday told jurors in grisly detail that authorities believe a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, and beat her to death with a baseball bat.
Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. Democratic Gov.