Minnesota man who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:52:19 -0400
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known, protected lion while on a hunt in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere since becoming a target of outrage from across the world.
Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:50:22 -0400
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.
Dodgers rally in 7th for dramatic 10-7 win over Oakland
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:44:17 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers' five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:29:50 -0400
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.
Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:29:44 -0400
Aviation investigators headed to the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Thursday to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The discovery fuelled hopes in Malaysia and across the globe that one of aviation history's greatest mysteries could move closer to being solved, but authorities and Malaysia Airlines warned against jumping to conclusions. French, Malaysian, and Australian authorities have all begun looking into the object's origin, with Malaysia saying it was sending a team of experts to the island on Thursday.
US home rental prices climb again in June
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:28:28 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
Afghan Taliban say 'unaware' of peace talks, no comment on Mullah Omar
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:24:31 -0400
The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul's reported death of their leader Mullah Omar. Afghanistan on Wednesday said Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, in the first such official confirmation from Kabul after unnamed government and militant sources reported the demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric. The insurgents have not officially confirmed his death, and the claim -- just two days before a fresh round of talks were expected -- cast doubt over the tenuous peace process.
Taliban say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talks
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:21:42 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have issued a statement saying that they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks that had been expected to take place in Pakistan on Friday.
Officials study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:14:27 -0400
By Tim Hepher and Swati Pandey PARIS/SYDNEY (Reuters) - French authorities are studying a large piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the part was almost certainly from a Boeing 777, the type of aircraft operated by Malaysia Airlines on the ill-fated flight, but that it had not yet been established if it was a piece of the missing plane. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris, found washed up on the French island east of Madagascar on Wednesday, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, but that it was too early to draw conclusions.
Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:13:53 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hills around Hollywood have always been coveted real estate, but a fight over the sale of a hilltop convent has pitted an order of elderly nuns against the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, who wants to sell the property to pop singer Katy Perry.
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