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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers. Walter James Palmer, who has kept a low profile in the face of protests...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials. The indictment Wednesday of a University of Cincinnati police officer on a charge of murder in the traffic...
SYDNEY (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on the battlefield — not a financier, recruiter or...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush. It's said to...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. But The Wave isn't without dangers. Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have implemented a series of safety measures...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye. James Holmes, now 27, was still "Jimmy" then, by most accounts a happy, mild-mannered kid, but...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota dentist has been publicly condemned for killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe, and a hired guide has been charged with a crime. Here are some details about the case that has gained global attention. THE HUNTER Walter James Palmer, 55, is a dentist...