• Man who paid $350,000 kills endangered black rhino in Africa

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals, a Dallas Safari Club official said Thursday. Corey Knowlton of Dallas shot a black rhino this week in Namibia,...

  • WATCH: David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile; Manning delivers top 10

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    NEW YORK — There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right. When David Letterman signed off CBS' "Late Show" for good Wednesday, he closed the book on more than his own incomparable career in late...

  • Cañon City teenager injured after soccer team fight

    Cañon City Daily Record
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A Cañon City teenager received a facial injury Saturday after being involved in a juvenile league soccer team fight, according to the Cañon City Police Department. The 17-year-old player was transported to St. Thomas More Hospital. His condition is unknown. The altercation included...

  • Latest on California oil spill: Governor declares emergency

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    6:45 p.m. (PDT) Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County over the coastal oil spill. The move Wednesday night from the governor frees up emergency state funding and resources to help in the cleanup efforts. Also Wednesday, Santa Barbara County...

  • National Spelling Bee launches fantasy-style mobile app

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Fans of the Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new way to follow the tongue-twisting action this year. The bee has launched a mobile app that will allow people to follow a group of spellers and earn points when they advance in the competition. Users can...

  • Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and reconciliation. Charles received a standing ovation at the end of his speech Wednesday in...

  • Parole could end inmate's effort to have sex change surgery

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers' expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health....

  • Godzilla creator sues US studio, alleges copyright violation

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a federal court in Los Angeles over use of images...

  • Peyton Manning to appear on Letterman's final show

    News services
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is one of the guests  on David Letterman's final "Late Show" episode, reports FOX Sports and other media outlets. Manning, who has appeared on Letterman's show several times over the past few years, is in New York and will take part in...

  • Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Those two words are the motto of the center's new observatory that opens May 29, offering spectacular, wraparound views stretching 50 miles past the...

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