June 10, 2019

Tree planted at White House by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron dies

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A tree that President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted at the White House last year -- a symbol of the two nations' long friendship -- has died. The oak tree sapling, imported from France's Belleau Wood forest, was planted by the two presidents last year as a representation of the two nations' friendship. The European Sessile Oak originated from the site in France where more than 9,000 U.S...
June 10, 2019

Church of England backs medicinal cannabis investments

tvirbickis/iStock(LONDON) -- The body responsible for investing the funds of the Church of England has said it is willing to invest in the medicinal cannabis industry for the first time, saying it holds the drug to the same standard as other pharmaceuticals. The Church Commissioners is the Church’s historic endowment fund and holds assets worth £8.2 billion (nearly $10.4 million). The Church Commissioners is a closed fund, meaning it does not take in new contributions. Profits from the investme..
June 10, 2019

14 lions ‘escaped’ from South Africa’s Kruger National Park were a ‘false alarm’

Kenneth Canning/iStock(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A pride of 14 lions that were reported to have escaped from South Africa's Kruger National Park actually weren't from the park at all, officials said. Residents of Phalaborwa, in the province of Limpopo, were warned last week to be on alert after the lions were spotted near a phosphate mine. But after closer inspection, authorities found that the pride was not from Kruger, but had been living and hunting in the area for a considerable ..
June 9, 2019

Investigation into American couple’s mysterious death in Fiji could take weeks, officials say

Handout via WFAA(BOSTON) -- The results of an investigation into the death of an American couple in Fiji last month could take weeks, and "possibly longer," according to the country's health ministry. David Paul, 37, and his wife, Michelle Paul, 35, arrived in Fiji on May 22 and checked into their hotel on Denarau Island, west of the archipelago nation's main island. Soon after, they both became gravely ill and were hospitalized with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, profound weakness a..