Approved last November, the measure set minimum space requirements for calves raised for veal, breeding pigs and egg-laying hens, and forbade the sale of raw veal, pork or eggs from animals enclosed in too little space.
The Meat Institute had argued that enforcement would hurt producers and consumers by increasing food costs, and violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by requiring out-of-state producers to comply or face the sales ban.
Very occasionally, astronomers spot not one but two of these hungry giants moving together, typically when they observe two galaxies merging. But now, researchers have spotted something utterly unprecedented: A galaxy with three supermassive black holes at its heart... Galaxy NGC 6240 is approximately 400 million light-years away... the black holes are very close together, relatively speaking: “They are located in a region of space less than 3,000 light-years across, i.e. in less than one-hundredth of the total size of the galaxy.”
demand for forest botanicals has grown quickly in recent years, increasing by as much as 8% annually. Forest understory medicinal plants long have been wild-harvested for commerce, she said, and some of the most widely traded plants are native to the deciduous forests of the eastern United States—with the Appalachian region serving as an epicenter of supply for as many as 50 medicinal plant species... In particular, there is a subset of medicinal plants that occur only or mostly on forestlands in eastern North America, and these plants are still nearly 100% sourced from the wild...
Salman Rashid, 23, of North Miami Beach, was arrested Monday for a charge of solicitation to commit a crime of violence, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida on Monday. The FBI initiated an investigation into Rashid in April 2018 after reviewing his public Facebook posts, which allegedly "advocated for the violent overthrow of democracy," according to the complaint. The posts also "exhibited a growing hatred for America" as well as secular Muslims and non-Muslims, authorities said.
...when agents detained her, Zhang was carrying four cellphones, a laptop computer, a hard drive and a thumb drive... The full story remains unclear, because prosecutors filed secret evidence under seal, saying it had national security implications. Judge Roy Altman wrote in court papers that releasing the evidence could cause serious damage to the country... Altman ordered Monday that Zhang be deported after she completes her eight-month sentence, which would be next week, because she was credited with having served the almost eight months she has been in custody since she was arrested.
The bipartisan bill, Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty. The bill was passed in the Senate by unanimous decision on Nov. 5 after being approved in the House in late October.
A meteorite found in the Algerian desert in 1990 is yielding new clues about the formation of the Solar System... a team of researchers led by planetary scientist Megumi Matsumoto of Kyoto University looked at the space rock in an entirely new way... Combined with mineral traces that indicate water interactions took place with the minerals that make up the meteorite, the team concluded that these tiny pores once contained crystals of ice that had long since melted away - just like mould fossils here on Earth...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave President Donald Trump a boost by extending its hold on a lower court ruling that required his longtime accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee.
A Rasmussen poll released Friday showed black likely voter approval of Trump at 34 percent. An Emerson Poll showed 34.5 percent approval by the same demographic... A November Morning Consult/Politico poll reported only 18 percent of black registered voters approved of President Trump’s performance.
Xuehua Edward Peng, 57, agreed in court to a four-year prison term and a fine of $30,000 in a plea deal negotiated with prosecutors after they charged him with being an illegal foreign agent who delivered U.S. national security information to the Chinese government... Prosecutors said Peng, under orders from a handler in China, left cash in hotel rooms in exchange for classified national security information.
President Trump signed a bill Monday that directs the Treasury to issue silver-dollar coins in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Mr. Trump said 400,000 of the coins will be minted and honor heroes such as Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B. Wells.