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U.S. launches investigation into killing of Cecil the lion

The American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

Ex-cop accused of murdering motorist freed on bail

Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was released Thursday evening hours after his arraignment on a murder indictment.

Cincinnati mayor speaks to Katie Couric on police shooting

A University of Cincinnati police officer pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose.

Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.

Three injured when American Airlines plane evacuated in Texas

Three people were injured when an American Airlines flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was evacuated on Thursday before takeoff because of smoke in the cabin, the airline said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary...Show More Summary

Debris appears to be from same type of plane as MH370

Wreckage found in the Indian Ocean is likely from a Boeing 777, investigators say.

Dentist sends apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Walter James Palmer wrote a letter to his patients at River Bluff Dental in Minnesota to apologize after the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Cincinnati campus police officer charged with murder of black man

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder after a grand jury investigation, the Hamilton County prosecutor said on Wednesday. Prosecutor Joseph Deters, speaking bluntly...Show More Summary

Florida man charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State

A Florida man has been charged in an alleged backpack bomb plot he planned to carry out on a public beach in Key West to show his support for the Islamic State militant group, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. Harlem Suarez,...Show More Summary

U.S. to parole convicted Israeli spy Pollard on Nov. 21

Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on Nov. 21 after 30 years in prison, a federal parole board ruled on Tuesday. Pollard's release would remove a longstanding...Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee defends Holocaust comment amid backlash

Yahoo's Katie Couric interviews the presidential hopeful about his controversial remarks on the Iran nuke deal.

Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes bulged from his head and he spoke in short, stilted phrases— a vast difference from the loving brother who protected her while they were growing up, she testified Monday.

Boston to drop bid to host 2024 Olympic Games: local media

Boston will back out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympic Games, local media reported on Monday, hours after the city's mayor, Marty Walsh, on Monday said he would not "commit" to a deal if doing so would leave city taxpayers vulnerable to the costs of hosting such a large-scale event. Show More Summary

Pedro Martinez steals the show on Hall of Fame induction day

Former Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez has developed quite the reputation from both his time in the game, and since he's been out of the game.

Two dead, three hurt in shooting at Kansas City family gathering

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three others wounded by gunfire at a family gathering in Kansas City overnight, police said Sunday.

Coast Guard widens search for two Florida teens missing at sea

Airplanes, helicopters and speedboats had covered more than 14,000 square nautical miles in the search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, who were last seen on a 19-foot white fishing boat in the waters of Palm Beach County, the Coast Guard said. Show More Summary

Obama urges Kenya to use tough past to guide its future

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Kenyans to use the lessons of Kenya's difficult history to guide it into the future.

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