• 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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…

    Dear Abby
  • 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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  • Teen arrested after body of missing California girl found

    Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl missing since Sunday whose body was discovered in a recycling bin at a residential complex in Santa Cruz, California, police said. The girl, Madyson Middleton, was last seen on Sunday evening riding a…

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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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    Use of force under investigation after Target arrest caught on camera

    The video shows several punches being thrown, including two by a male officer and two by a female officer, as a crowd instantly gathers around the officers from the 70th Precinct who are attempting to arrest Alando Brissett.

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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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  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles south-central Alaska

    By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled a wide area of south-central Alaska, including Anchorage, on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The tremor struck just after 6:30 p.m. Alaska…

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  • Tombstone of SS officer stolen from Normandy cemetery

    La Cambe (France) (AFP) - The gravestone of a formidable Nazi SS tank commander has been stolen from a German cemetery in the small Normandy town of La Cambe, municipal sources said Tuesday.

    AFP
  • Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

    VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local water park

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  • Second suspect in 10 days dies in custody of Houston police

    Houston police are investigating the deaths of two suspects in their custody in the past 10 days, incidents that have come as national attention has been focused on Texas police after a black woman was found hanged in a jail cell in a nearby county. In the most recent incident, a 29-year-old woman…

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  • Did White House influence 'Daily Show' coverage?

    As Jon Stewart begins his final run on the "Daily Show," a pair of scandals threaten to besmirch his reputation with his left-leaning fans. Last week, a report circulated that Mr. Stewart blew up at former Daily Show writer Wyatt Cenac over a segment Mr. Cenac, an African-American, said he…

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