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Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 08:45

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists.


March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 07:44
Organizers of the so-called "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations that was prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed black men by police officers over the past year. Organizers, led by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, say the outcry triggered by police killings in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City's Staten Island a year ago needs to be channeled into a long-term commitment to bring about change.

Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 06:07

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.


Killing of Cecil pressures United States to protect African lion

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:29

The killing of Cecil the lion by a U.S. hunter in Zimbabwe has turned up the pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but some hunting advocates said that would lead to more regulations that could ultimately harm the big cats. The United States has the world's most powerful animal protection law, the Endangered Species Act, which has been extended by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to many non-U.S. species including the African elephant and cheetah. Adding the African lion to the U.S. list would not prohibit trophy hunting but it would require a permit from the service to import lions or their body parts to the United States.


Wing part arrives in France for probe into MH370 link

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:13

A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part almost certainly came from missing flight MH370. Paris' Orly airport website confirmed the Air France flight transporting the piece of wreckage landed at 6:17 am (0417 GMT) from the French island of La Reunion.


Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral expected to draw large crowds

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:04

By Rich McKay ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Scores of onlookers are expected to gather on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta of about 60,000 residents, is private and will be closed to the public but that is not expected to deter media and members of the public who have been mourning her death. Brown, 22, died on Sunday at an area hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home.


Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 01:43

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.


Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 21:06

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.


Mexican judge suspends U.S. extradition order for fugitive 'Chapo' Guzman

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:46

A Mexican judge temporarily suspended a U.S. extradition order on Friday for the fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even though the federal attorney general's office had approved it a day earlier. Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers, broke out of a maximum security prison earlier this month, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell. The United States requested Guzman's extradition on June 25, just a couple weeks before his escape, but Mexican officials said in January that Guzman would not be handed over because he must first serve time in his home country.


'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:42

After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.


Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 18:06

By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. Trump owns companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000, according to U.S. Department of Labor data reviewed by Reuters. Nine companies majority-owned by Trump have sought to bring in foreign waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers and other laborers on temporary work-visa programs administered by the Labor Department.


White House lockdown lifted, woman arrested after jumping barricade: CBS

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House was briefly put on lockdown on Friday evening after a woman jumped over a barricade that is in front of the presidential mansion's fence, CBS News reported.

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:59

Hillary Clinton is in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president," her physician declared Friday — just one in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.


Cannabis credit union sues Federal Reserve

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:20

The Fourth Corner Credit Union claims it is being prevented from providing financial services to the marijuana industry.


Ohio shooting stokes debate over U.S. campus police forces

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:49

For all that was shocking about a university police officer shooting a man at point blank range during a routine traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati campus this month, one thing was not. It is just one of the many powers held by the majority of campus police forces that have become a daily part of university life in the United States but this month came under unprecedented scrutiny. Ranks have grown since campus policing began in earnest amid civil unrest in the late 1960s, as have resources, helping campus police departments become the well-equipped, career-based force they are today.


Florida faceoff: Clinton and Bush offer stark contrast in strategies

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:59

One week before Jeb Bush jumps into the Republican free-for-all primary on a debate stage with nine other candidates, he faced off with the likely Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, as the two of them gave dueling speeches to the National Urban League.


Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:42

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he wouldn't do so until prosecutors say whether they'll see the death penalty.


Two Ohio campus police officers won't face charges: prosecutor

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:36

Ray Tensing, 25, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, who had been stopped for a missing license plate. The two other University of Cincinnati officers, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, were placed on administrative leave on Thursday.


St. Louis justice system discriminates against black children: U.S.

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The St. Louis County, Missouri, Family Court discriminates against black children in its administration of juvenile justice and fails to ensure youth have adequate legal representation, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

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