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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla after a child got into its enclosure (all times local): 4:20 p.m. In a 911 call, the mother of the 3-year-old boy who entered a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclosure pleads for help while shouting at him...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The killing of a 400-pound gorilla to save a little boy who had slipped into the animal's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo has triggered outrage, second-guessing and a police investigation into whether the youngster's family did anything wrong. Some have been...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Muslim high school student from Florida who hopes to become a Navy officer is going to attend Norwich University after the Vermont military school said it would allow her to wear her headscarf beneath her uniform. Sana Hamze had initially hoped to attend...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell. If the effort is successful, most Americans won't even notice the change. The idea is to lower sodium levels...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A fired Florida police officer was indicted Wednesday on manslaughter and attempted murder charges in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician who was waiting for a tow truck, prosecutors said. Officer Nouman Raja has been arrested in the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two people were shot and killed on the UCLA campus Wednesday, and it was possible one of them was the gunman, authorities in Los Angeles said. Officers were still searching for any other victims and suspects who could be on the loose, said James Herren, chief...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose slightly last year — the first increase in a decade, health officials reported Wednesday. Researchers think the increase is due to a combination of factors. The death rate from heart disease — the nation's leading killer — leveled off,...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players. Starr, who will continue to teach at the law...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A campus official says two people have been shot at UCLA. Media relations officer Rebecca Kendall confirmed the shooting occurred Wednesday and there are two...