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Amboseli National Park in Kenya is experiencing something of an elephant baby boom.

A federal judge in New York struck down a Trump administration decision to scale back U.S. government protections for migratory birds. The change by the administration would have allowed companies that accidentally kill migratory birds during the course of their work no longer to face the possibility of criminal prosecution.

In a 31-page document, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni cited the novel To Kill a Mockingbird to support her decision.

Enormous "terror crocodiles" once roamed the earth and preyed on dinosaurs, according to a new study revisiting fossils from the gigantic Late Cretaceous crocodylian, Deinosuchus.

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his cabinet's resignation Monday, responding to outrage over a catastrophic explosion in Beirut.

"Today I announce the resignation of this government," Diab said in a national TV address. "May God protect Lebanon."

Diab's speech was published by the National News Agency in Lebanon, the state-run media outlet.

The corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis is the place where police brutality ended the life of a black man named George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

It was here that police officers held down the 46-year-old man that people called Perry, until his pulse stopped. It was here where a passerby filmed his killing, shared it online and sparked an uprising that's spread from this one corner to cities across the country, and now the world.

And it's here now where people gather every day to protest, to remember and to find comfort.

Updated at 4:53 p.m. ET

A memorial was held Thursday for George Floyd, who died last week after a police officer pressed a knee into his neck while detaining him in Minneapolis, triggering protests across the country.

In front of a golden casket and flower bouquets, and against a backdrop of artwork depicting Floyd saying, "I can breathe now," his brother Philonise shared memories of growing up together, eating banana mayonnaise sandwiches and sleeping in the same bed as kids.

President Trump said auto executives are being given the "go ahead" to make ventilators and other metal products to help combat the shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's unclear what other "metal" products Trump was referring to.

Updated at 8:52 p.m. ET

Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest states on Sunday to announce statewide stay-at-home orders as the toll from the coronavirus outbreak grew to more than 31,000 cases and 390 deaths.

Updated at 12:15 a.m. Monday

The long wait is over for Kansas City. The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 50 years.

After a slow start in Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs pulled off yet another double-digit comeback in the playoffs.

The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, navigated the San Francisco 49ers' defensive pressure by the fourth quarter. His two long touchdown passes took the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory Sunday over the 49ers.

Updated at 3:57 p.m. ET

In what London police are calling a "terrorist-related" incident, two people were stabbed in Streatham, a south London district on Sunday.

A third person has minor injuries, believed to have been caused by glass following the discharge of the police firearm, according to a statement from Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi.

Australian officials announced that Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks will go ahead, despite calls for them to be canceled due to record breaking heat and a prolonged fire season.

A Change.org petition has garnered more than 250,000 signatures, calling for the government to give the money they spend on fireworks to farmers and firefighters, and saying there is "enough smoke in the air" and the fireworks may traumatize some people.

Updated at 9:35 p.m. ET

A gunman opened fire during a church service Sunday morning in White Settlement, Texas, killing two people before two church members returned fire and killed him, authorities said.

"Preliminary reports indicated that the man entered the church and fired a weapon," White Settlement police Chief J.P. Bevering said at a press conference. "A couple of members of the church returned fire, striking the suspect, who died at the scene."

Five passengers were killed and one was injured when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Lafayette, La., on Saturday, according to officials.

The two-engine Piper Cheyenne was en route to a Louisiana State University football playoff game in Atlanta. Sports reporter Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, was among those killed. Her husband, Steven Ensminger Jr., confirmed her death to The Associated Press.

After 12 seasons of leading the University of Colorado Boulder's football team onto the field, Ralphie V, the 13-year-old, 1,200-pound buffalo, is officially retiring as the school's mascot.

The reason? The athletic department says she's too fast.

Breaking his silence, Britain's Prince Andrew has told the BBC that he let the royal family down by staying at the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York, who is the third child of Queen Elizabeth II and eighth in line to the throne, has faced intense scrutiny for his connection to the disgraced New York financier.

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered to remember the life and commemorate the death of the Pizol glacier in the Swiss Alps.

More than 200 people hiked up to the glacier, where a priest gave a speech and mourners laid flowers on the ground, Alessandra Degiacomi, coordinator of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection and organizer of the funeral procession told CNN.

What Pittsburgh police first called a medical situation that left three people dead and four hospitalized is now believed to be an isolated drug overdose incident.

"We do not believe this particular incident is going to be widespread," Pittsburgh police commander for narcotics Jason Lando said. "So we are not in a situation where we expect people to be found in an overdosed state all over the city."

Early Sunday morning, a 911 call was placed for an unresponsive man at an apartment building on the city's South Side.

An Iranian oil tanker that's been at the center of a diplomatic drama between the United States and Iran is back on the move six weeks after being seized off the coast of Gibraltar.

The Grace 1 was seized by British authorities in July at the request of the U.S. due to suspicions that it was bringing oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

After a stretch of relative peace in Hong Kong, a standoff between protesters and riot police became violent again on Saturday.

Police fired tear gas after pro-democracy demonstrators blocked roads with barricades made of bamboo sticks and hurled bricks, in the district of Kwun Tong.

In a statement, police said protesters paralyzed traffic and affected emergency services in the area near a police station.

A fuel tanker in Tanzania exploded on Saturday, killing at least 62 people and injuring 70 more, The Associated Press reported.

The tanker truck flipped over in Morogoro, roughly 115 miles from the economic hub of Dar es Salaam. Video from before the explosion shows a large crowd gathered around the damaged tanker, collecting spilled fuel in yellow jerrycans.

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