• Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    A Kentucky man thinks it's unacceptable when a drone floats over his property. So he shoots it down. Then the drone's owners come calling.

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  • Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter

    Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar. Bronkhurst's client, US dentist Walter Palmer, has gone into hiding amid a global outpouring of anger…

    AFP
  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

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    Debris of plane found in Indian Ocean (14 photos)

    Malaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370. The debris, part of a plane wing, could provide the first tangible clue towards unlocking the mystery surrounding the…

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  • Boyfriend Reveals That His Soul Mate Died Years Ago

    DEAR ABBY: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date. We have a wonderful relationship on almost every level. The only issue I have is that he's reluctant to open up about his past. He is a very private person, and I know it's because of his upbringing. This…

    Dear Abby
  • Here's what Betty White thinks of Cecil the lion's killing

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month.

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  • The Best Protein You Can Eat

    First of all, every source of protein -- from chicken to peanuts -- contains a different array of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Of the 20 various amino acids, nine are "essential," meaning you can only get them from food. Animal-based sources (meat, eggs, dairy) pack them all in one…

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  • Venezuela supermarket looting leaves one dead, dozens detained

    One person was killed and dozens were detained following looting of supermarkets in Venezuela's southeastern city of Ciudad Guayana, the state governor said on Friday, amid the ongoing food shortages in the recession-hit OPEC nation. Shoppers seeking scarce consumer staples including milk, rice and…

    Reuters
  • Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said.

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  • Iran calls for Israel's nuclear disarmament

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says now that his country has accepted strict curbs on its nuclear program, it’s time for Israel and the world's other nuclear powers to begin their disarmament. In an article published in The Guardian on Friday, Mr. Zarif argues that while…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • US senator introduces 'CECIL' act to curb trophy hunting

    Urging Americans to curb trophy killings and not be "cowardly lions," US lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would prevent the kinds of controversial hunting that brought down Zimbabwe's beloved beast Cecil. Senate Democrat Robert Menendez's bill would expand the import-export restrictions…

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  • Girl's body in crib leads police to review sister's death

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The discovery of a young girl's decomposed body in a crib at an Ohio apartment is prompting authorities to take another look at her sister's death two years ago, the Medina County police chief said Friday.

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  • City mourns as teen charged in killing appears in court

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A teenage boy accused of raping and killing an 8-year-old neighbor appeared in court briefly Thursday as flags around this small California town flew at half-staff in honor of the girl.

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    Man Accused of Shooting Neighbor, Running Her Over With Lawn Mower

    A $1 million bond has been issued for an Ohio man accused of shooting his neighbor to death and then running her over with a law mower.

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  • Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons

    The Swiss bank UBS is one of the biggest, most powerful financial institutions in the world. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened to help it out with the IRS. The Wall Street Journal reported all that and more Thursday in an article that highlights huge conflicts of interest that the…

    The Atlantic
  • Texas Christian University student disciplined over social media comments

    A Texas Christian University (TCU) student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: "These…

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  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67.

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  • Serena withdraws from Stanford with elbow injury

    World number one and defending champion Serena Williams withdrew Friday from next week's WTA hardcourt tournament in Stanford with a right elbow injury, organizers said. "I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the Bank of the West Classic, but I need to get my elbow back to 100 percent,”…

    AFP
  • U.S. Marines declare initial F-35 squadron ready for combat

    U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, marking a key milestone for the Pentagon's biggest weapons program, the Pentagon said on Friday. The decision makes the Marines the first U.S.…

    Reuters