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Rebels cling to flag

Aug 3, 2015 / 7:09 am

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. But people still fly it, and not just in the...

Mass doping allegations

Aug 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

A whistleblower has come forward with accusations of mass doping among Olympic athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by "wild allegations" made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body to...

Storm lashes Illinois

Aug 2, 2015 / 8:43 pm

One person was killed and up to 20 injured on Sunday when a tent blew off its moorings during a brief storm that brought high winds and hail to a festival in a suburb of Chicago. Art Woods, a city council member from the suburb of Wood Dale, said that in addition to the death, three people were...

Surfing with a motorcycle

Aug 2, 2015 / 7:34 pm

Who would have thought you could go surfing on a dirtbike? Australian Robbie Maddison, that's who. The Aussie daredevil is no stranger to wild stunts, but recently he outdid himself. On Sunday, DC Shoes shared an amazing video on YouTube titled Pipe Dream, which shows "Maddo"...

Arrest in fatal shooting

Aug 2, 2015 / 12:22 pm

A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but that no...

Another illegal lion hunt

Aug 2, 2015 / 9:29 am

Another American illegally hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago, authorities said Sunday amid an international outcry over the U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July. This American was identified as Jan Casimir Seski of...

Hunt for more plane debris

Aug 2, 2015 / 6:33 am

Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris. A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the...

Whitney feud far from over

Aug 2, 2015 / 6:28 am

Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. A frustrated Leolah Brown walked out of the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta on...

Wing arrives in France

Aug 1, 2015 / 10:48 am

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. A truck brought the roughly 8-foot (2.44-meter) component known as a flaperon to the DGA TA aeronautical testing site near...

U.S. wildfires turn deadly

Aug 1, 2015 / 6:57 am

Wildfires blackening the golden hills of California grew deadly Friday, killing a firefighter on the far northern end of the state while triggering the evacuations of hundreds of people elsewhere. The flames, which consumed a handful of homes and threatened hundreds of other structures, prompted...

Search for boys suspended

Jul 31, 2015 / 9:31 pm

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. The...

7 ways Trump's no neocon

Jul 31, 2015 / 2:09 pm

Donald Trump has jumped to a lead in early polls for the Republican party's 2016 presidential nomination, thanks partly to grassroots conservatives who love his tough talk about illegal immigrants and career politicians. Trump isn't always so conservative, however. A glance at his...

Unlocking MH370 mystery

Jul 31, 2015 / 12:06 pm

Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of Reunion Island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to. Analysts at the French aviation laboratory where the scrap was headed...

Extradition for lion killer?

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:39 am

Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. "Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had...

Found $150K leads to jail

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:24 am

Police say they've arrested one of two men who made off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees filling ATMs mistakenly left it on a northern New Jersey lawn. Police arrested 42-year-old Alton Harvey on Wednesday afternoon in Irvington. Authorities are still seeking...

Protests over Arctic drilling

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:16 am

Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation. The Fennica left dry dock Thursday afternoon and made its way down the...

California's turn to burn

Jul 31, 2015 / 6:12 am

Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. California's 14 large fires, mostly in the scorched northern half of the state, are pushing 7,000...

Discovery bolsters theory

Jul 30, 2015 / 5:03 pm

With the recent discovery of a plane part on an island in the Indian Ocean, a theory floated by a Canadian pilot, Chris Goodfellow now has some additional support. The part found on Reunion Island reportedly carries an identification number that matches that found on a Boeing 777, the make of...

California kicks water habit

Jul 30, 2015 / 3:48 pm

California's unprecedented system of mandatory conservation imposed on cities got off to a strong start with water use plunging 27 per cent in June, regulators said Thursday. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board showed 265 of 411 local agencies in California hit or nearly...

French to examine debris

Jul 30, 2015 / 1:36 pm

The wing component found on an Indian Ocean island may be brought to mainland France on Saturday for full investigation, according to the Paris prosecutor's office. Spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre says the flight may leave the French island of Reunion Friday night for an expected arrival...

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