Experts Say Med Sea Altered by Suez Canal’s Invasive Species

Tel Aviv, Israel (AP) As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the Suez Canal’s opening, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundreds of non-native species. Those species have driven the native marine life toward extinction and altered the delicate Mediterranean ecosystem with potentially devastating consequences.…

Australia Firefighters Save World’s Only Rare Dinosaur Trees

Canberra, Australia (AP) Firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from Australia’s wildfires. The national parks director says firefighters winched from helicopters to reach the cluster of fewer than 200 Wollemi Pines in a remote gorge in the Blue Mountains a week before a massive wildlife bore down. A…

Iran Warns Europe as Diplomat Says Officials ‘Lied’ on Crash

Tehran, Iran (AP) Iran’s president is warning that European soldiers deployed in the Mideast “may be in danger” after Britain, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of its 2015 nuclear deal. Hassan Rouhani made the comment on Wednesday during a televised Cabinet meeting.It comes after the nations started a dispute process over Iran…

5 Jailed on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) 5 area residents are jailed on federal drug trafficking charges. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, 15 people were arrested yesterday, including 31-year-old Miguel Silva-Torres of St. Ann, 57-year-old Frank Stogsdill of O’Fallon Missouri, 58-year-old David Henderson of Bonne Terre, 35-year-old Royce Spann of St. Louis, and 48-year-old Randall Bryant of…