• Man shoots down drone hovering over house

    Chris Matyszczyk, CNet
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    We need to talk anti-aircraft weaponry. More and more so-called enthusiasts are sending drones into the sky. This means that more and more normal humans are becoming enthusiastic about shooting them out of the sky. Especially, as in the case of William H. Merideth, the drone is...

  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BALTIMORE — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. The 43rd recorded homicide was...

  • US Capitol Police: Car hits barricade, driver charged

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they've charged the driver of a car that crashed into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol grounds entrance. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in an email Friday that 50-year-old Antonio Pierorazio has been charged with felony...

  • Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic 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...

  • Seven famous people who died in Colorado

    Onlyinyourstate.com
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Over the years, a number of famous (and infamous) people have died in the Centennial State. Today, we will be taking a look at a handful of these Colorado deaths and where in the state they occurred.

  • Invisible Women? Hollywood's female superhero problem

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark's ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated rival the fortunes of the well-off tinkerer. However, in spite of...

  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. — An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana...

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — 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...

  • Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire season

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — 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...

  • Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher's license suspended

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself" before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended. New Mexico Department of Health investigators are...

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