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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Police Department says two of its officers helped rescue a stranded baby sea lion they found shivering at a stairwell in the city's Ocean Beach neighborhood. The department said Tuesday the pup tried to cuddle next to the officers to keep...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued. People...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan's most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show. Wang You-theng was ordered removed from the U.S...
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The president of an education curriculum company testified Tuesday that he hired Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, in a $7,500 a month consulting contract, to open doors with legislative leaders in other states as the company tried to sell digital courses...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction. Greta Schwartz set out on her three-leg journey Monday and plans to arrive Wednesday. The 48-...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. A judge gave Robert Bates, 74, the maximum penalty recommended by...
DENVER (AP) — A growing movement to remove laws against women going topless is headed to court in Colorado. A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday challenges Fort Collins' indecency code, which makes it a crime for women but not men to show their nipples. The Fort Collins City Council...