Wolf hunting begins in central Sweden

Hunters in central Sweden killed a wolf on Saturday as they began an authorized cull of the predators that has been clouded by legal uncertainty.

Search for more US flood victims as water stresses levees

Record flooding from the rain-swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries stressed dams and levees to the breaking point in parts of Illinois, one of several central US states reeling from winter storms that have killed ...

Italy confirms higher cancer, death rates from mob dumping

An Italian parliament-mandated health survey has confirmed higher-than-normal incidents of death and cancer among residents in and around Naples, thanks to decades of toxic waste dumping by the local Camorra mob.

Humpback whales slow to arrive in Hawaii

December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this year.