• An American Dentist Killed Zimbabwe’s Famous Lion

    Cecil the lion, a famous black-maned resident of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, died at the hands of an American dentist, conservationists claim. “Mr. Palmer shot Cecil with a bow and arrow but this shot didn't kill him,” Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in…

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  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units…

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  • Statement released by Tom Brady

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Full text of the statement released Wednesday by Tom Brady:

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  • U.S. House conservative files motion to oust Speaker Boehner

    By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A conservative member of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a motion on Tuesday to try to oust fellow Republican John Boehner from his leadership position, saying he was tired of a "punitive culture" against dissidents in the lawmaking body. It is…

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  • America releases its youngest convicted murderer

    The American who became the country's youngest convicted murderer at age 12 was released from prison Tuesday after serving 16 years for killing his father's girlfriend. Curtis Jones, now 29, was convicted with his 13-year-old sister Catherine Jones, and sent to prison in 1999. In 1999, the Jones…

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  • Fallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the home on wheels.

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    Creeping vines, abandoned village (20 photos)

    Just a handful of people still live in a village on Shengshan Island east of Shanghai that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. Every day hundreds of tourists visit Houtouwan, making their way on narrow footpaths past tumbledown houses overtaken by vegetation. The remote village, on one of…

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  • New Mexico dispatcher told woman with dying teen to 'deal with it'

    Albuquerque Fire Chief David Downey said in a statement he was taking the incident seriously, and that an investigation is under way. Firefighter Matthew Sanchez had already sent paramedics to the scene of the June 26 shooting at a house during the call when he and the caller got into an argument,…

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  • Michael Jordan loses China trademark suit: report

    A Beijing court has dismissed a trademark case brought by US basketball superstar Michael Jordan against a company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand, a report said. The former Chicago Bull is arguably the most popular international basketball star in China and is known in the…

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  • This Russian fighter jet has the most insane vertical takeoff we’ve ever seen

    Just a few weeks ago we highlighted an incredible video showcasing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taking off at what’s almost a 90 degree angle. But extreme and harrowing takeoffs get pushed to an entirely new level when we’re talking about military grade fighter jets. Built for speed and for air to air…

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  • Israeli strike on Syrian town kills 5 pro-regime forces: monitor

    An Israeli air strike on a government-held village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights ceasefire line killed five pro-regime forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. "An Israeli plane hit a car inside the town of Hader, killing two men from (Lebanese Shiite group) Hezbollah, and three men…

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  • Woman Discovers Man's Eyes Aren't Wandering By Accident

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone. He is 63, very helpful and claims he's madly in love with me and appreciates this opportunity for a…

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    Tornado storm chaser (11 photos)

    A storm chaser has photographed the rare and magnificent scenes of different tornadoes ripping through Colorado. The spectacular shots show the tornadoes in various shapes of stovepipes, truncated cones and elephant trunks, all in a time period of just 24 minutes. Brian Morganti works for a chasing…

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  • Police: Body believed to be missing California girl found

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl was found Monday inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter and a 15-year-old boy has been detained in the case, police said.

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  • The Latest on missing boys: Search crews enter 5th night

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

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  • How did missing Florida teens end up so far off course?

    As the Coast Guard searches for missing Florida teens intensifies, the stepfather of one of the boys said on Tuesday that the boys strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip. Fourteen-year-old Perry Cohen and his friend Austin Stephanos, also 14, had been instructed to remain on…

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  • One of America's Top Universities Is Ditching the SAT to Boost Student Enrollment

    Indeed, the change at the Washington, D.C.,-based school indicates a growing understanding within higher education circles that scores on standardized tests don’t necessarily reflect a student’s academic abilities and intellectual capacity.

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  • Cause of fatal 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash determined by NTSB

    The National Transportation Safety Board releases its final report on the October 31 crash that killed one of two pilots on the test flight over the Mojave Desert.

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  • Man charged with capital murder in shotgun ambush of woman in Hollywood

    Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday filed capital murder charges against a man accused of using a shotgun to ambush a woman with whom he had a business dispute, shooting her in the head as she walked to dinner near Hollywood's tourist hub. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha, 31, was arraigned on one count of…

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