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  • Man shoots down drone hovering over house

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

    CNET
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib had sole custody

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year.

    Associated Press
  • Elderly California woman accidentally runs over, kills husband

    An elderly California woman accidentally ran over and killed her elderly husband when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, police said on Thursday. California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen said the woman was being guided into the garage by her husband outside their home in an…

    Reuters
  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.

    Associated Press
  • Judge rules fugitive Mexico kingpin to be sent to US

    A Mexican judge has issued an order to extradite fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- if he is recaptured after his jailbreak, authorities said Thursday. The federal judge in Mexico City accepted a petition made by the attorney general's office on Wednesday, almost…

    AFP
  • Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injured

    Two incidents on separate airplanes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport led to evacuations on Thursday, with three people suffering minor injuries on one flight, airport officials said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines…

    Reuters
  • Struggling MSNBC cancels 3 daytime shows with liberal slant

    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours.

    Associated Press
  • Teen accused of suffocating newborn son, then going shopping

    NEW YORK (AP) — A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag, then going on a trip to a Victoria's Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

    Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock. The four-planet system had been hiding out in the M-shaped, northern hemisphere constellation Cassiopeia, "just" 21 light years…

    AFP
  • White House says will review 'Cecil the Lion' petition

    The White House said on Thursday that it will review the public petition to extradite the American dentist who allegedly killed "Cecil," a Zimbabwean lion. The petition has exceeded the required 100,000 signatures, and the White House has said it will respond to all petitions that meet that level.…

    Reuters
  • Why Mullah Omar’s Death Could Be a Nightmare for Afghanistan

    Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis. Omar’s direct role in day-to-day Taliban operations had been declining for years, according to Western diplomats in Afghanistan. With the Islamic State and…

    The Atlantic
  • Family Pet-Sitter Helps Herself To Homeowner's Possessions

    DEAR ABBY: A trusted and beloved family member who takes care of my cats -- and therefore has a key to my house -- has been stealing things like cleaning supplies, knickknacks, family pictures, etc. Most of them have little monetary value. But imagine my surprise when I spotted some of my missing…

    Dear Abby
  • Dentist who killed Cecil the lion poached in US

    The wealthy American dentist who killed Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil is a trophy-seeking bow hunter with a poaching conviction in the United States. Walter Palmer, 55, boasted that he is a bow hunting purist who doesn't carry a gun as backup when pursuing big game.

    AFP
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    Fallen tree injures children outside California museum (13 photos)

    It was another sunny and hot day in the fourth year of a severe, unrelenting drought when dozens of children who had just spent the day splashing and playing at a "Water Wonders Camp" heard a loud crack and saw a giant pine tree hurtling toward them. As the children tried to scramble to safety…

    Yahoo News
  • 'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe. "What lion?" acting information…

    Reuters
  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand.

    Associated Press