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  • 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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  • 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,…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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
  • Mexico coach Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that man known as "El Piojo" punched him.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • 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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  • A Skeleton, a Catholic Relic, and a Mystery About American Origins

    After 400 years in the Virginia dirt, the box came out of the ground looking like it had been plucked from the ocean. The remains would later be identified as those of Captain Gabriel Archer, one of the most prominent leaders at Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. “One of the…

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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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  • American accused of killing Zimbabwe's popular Cecil the lion

    Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American tourist of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death. The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park using a bait and was shot by the…

    Reuters
  • NATO eastward expansion would be 'catastrophic': Russian official

    NATO enlargement into Ukraine and Georgia would have "catastrophic consequences" for Europe, Russia's envoy to NATO warned Tuesday in a television interview, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to Cold War-era lows. "Any political game concerning NATO expansion into Georgia and Ukraine is…

    AFP
  • 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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Mom of decapitated woman says she feels sorry for suspect

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix mother said she feels sorry for a man suspected of decapitating her adult daughter, explaining that he has a history of mental illness.

    Associated Press44 mins ago
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    Photos of the day - July 27, 2015 (27 photos)

    A Filipino anti riot police takes cover from a shield during a clash with protesters in suburban Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, a Nepalese Hindu woman burns incense during a Sarwan Brata offering prayer, with lighting lamps to Lord Shiva at the Pashupati temple in Kathmandu and an Indian…

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  • Herrera's temper costs him job days after golden triumph

    Mexico coach Miguel Herrera was sacked on Tuesday following allegations of an assault against a television journalist, just two days after guiding them to their seventh Gold Cup trophy in the United States. The combative 47-year-old -- who also coached Mexico to the last-16 penalty shootout loss to…

    AFP
  • Police: Boy found dead in hot car was Arkansas judge's son

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Police say an 18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in Arkansas last week was the son of a juvenile court judge.

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  • NYC grade school principal who committed suicide had forged tests

    A successful New York elementary school principal who took her own life had forged standardized English exam scores for her third grade students, the city's Department of Education said on Monday. Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, who was the founding principal of the Teachers College Community School,…

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