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US man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt."... 7/29/2015 12:21 AM

New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run.... 7/28/2015 9:30 PM

Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) -- Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.... 7/28/2015 11:44 PM

Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex for artists where they lived, authorities said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 10:21 PM

Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.... 7/28/2015 11:24 PM

'The Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.... 7/29/2015 1:40 AM

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units - warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.... 7/28/2015 9:25 PM

Holmes' father says he worried when son stopped calling
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The father of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said he never suspected his son was mentally ill before the 2012 attack, but he and his wife became increasingly concerned about him when he stopped returning their phone calls.... 7/29/2015 1:34 AM

Killing raises questions about man's release from hospital
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man suspected of decapitating his wife and mutilating himself had spent about 10 years in the state mental hospital for stabbing a relative before he was recently released from custody, court records obtained Tuesday show.... 7/28/2015 11:26 PM

Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.... 7/28/2015 10:48 PM



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