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    Cecil the lion’s brother, Jericho, is also illegally killed in Zimbabwe, official says

    ZIMBABWE — The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN. Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Cecil was also killed illegally, provoking an international outrage because he was a protected animal, and Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of American dentist Walter Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the […]

  • Light aircraft are pictured at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, southern England on August 1, 2015. Members of Osama Bin Laden's family were among the victims in the crash of a private jet in Britain, the Saudi embassy in London said Saturday in a message of condolences. Four people died when the Saudi Arabia-registered plane ploughed into a car auction site and burst into flames in southern England on Friday. AFP PHOTO / JACK TAYLOR        (Photo credit should read JACK TAYLOR/AFP/Getty Images)

    UK plane crash kills members of Bin Laden family, Saudis say

    LONDON – Members of Osama bin Laden’s family were killed in a small plane crash in southern England in which three passengers and the pilot died, the Saudi Embassy in London said. The Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered his condolences via Twitter to the family of the late Mohammed bin Laden over the crash Friday but did not name the victims. The late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden — killed in a U.S. […]

  • Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67. Anderson died Thursday, July 30, 2015, of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark Logsdon told CNN.

    Lynn Anderson, ‘Rose Garden’ singer, dies at 67

    Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark Logsdon told CNN. Anderson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1947, and grew up in Sacramento, California. Born to the music business — both her parents were songwriters — she […]

  • Dentist Walter Palmer has gone into hiding amid international outrage about his killing of beloved lion Cecil.

    Zimbabwe seeks to extradite Walter Palmer, dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the lion

    WASHINGTON  — As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat this month. Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the U.S. will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation’s environment minister. Walter Palmer “had a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the U.S.A.,” Muchinguri said. “This must be condemned in […]

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    Man killed good Samaritans because daughter ‘laughed’ at him, police say

    PRYOR, Montana — Trying to be Good Samaritans cost two members of a Montana family their lives and left their daughter wounded. The triple shooting happened in the town of Pryor, Montana, about 30 miles south of Billings. The suspect, 18-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza, is expected in federal court Friday. The shooting The family was shot when they returned to help Mendoza, whose car was seen stopped along side a road on the Crow Indian Reservation on Wednesday morning, according […]

  • **Embargo: France**

People cleaning a beach Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Reunion, a French overseas territory in the western Indian Ocean, found a piece of what is believed to be a Boeing 777, and possibly a piece of wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. MH370 vanished en route to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people on board.

    Increasing confidence plane wreckage is from MH370, Australian official says

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion Island — Officials are expressing growing confidence that the piece of wreckage found on the shores of a remote Indian Ocean island this week is part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Martin Dolan, the head of the Australian agency coordinating the underwater search for the plane, told CNN on Friday that he is “increasingly confident, but not yet certain” that the debris is from MH370. Authorities are “highly confident” that the object found Wednesday by people cleaning […]

  • Louisana

    Recordings capture chaos of Lafayette theater shooting

    The tension and adrenaline are audible. In dispatch recordings released Thursday, officers can be heard responding to last week’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater. John Houser, 59, shot 11 people, killing two, before he turned the gun on himself. Officers arriving on scene didn’t know what they were going to find. “Be advised. They said he’s inside. He’s in No. 14, that he is reloading. He has a weapon. We have an active shooter here,” says one. […]

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    Ex-university cop in Samuel DuBose shooting death posts bond

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing posted bond late Thursday, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ website. Tensing pleaded not guilty earlier in the day to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose. A judge had set his bond at $1 million. Some inside the courtroom applauded when Judge Megan Shanahan announced the bond, and she quickly admonished them and called for order in the […]

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    Rare blue moon to appear Friday

    If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.” The July 31 appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month. But Earth’s satellite will most likely not […]

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    Australia: Debris found off Reunion is ‘major lead’ in MH370 search

    The discovery of debris off the coast of Reunion Island is “a very significant development” in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but it’s too soon to say whether it’s part of the missing aircraft, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Thursday. Authorities are treating it as “a major lead,” Truss told reporters. The debris was found Wednesday off the coast of Reunion, a French department in the western Indian Ocean. It is being examined to determine whether […]

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