• Police: Prison escapee still cooperating month after capture

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A prison escapee who eluded an army of searchers in the woods for three weeks is still cooperating with investigators a month after his capture, the state police major who led the manhunt said Wednesday. Maj. Charles Guess said every interview with David Sweat...

  • Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital — an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country's fragile peace process. If confirmed, the...

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother...

  • Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was 'unethical'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court Wednesday on allegations they helped an American dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the big cat was unethically lured into the kill zone and denied "a...

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. With Wednesday's update, Windows no longer feels jarring, as though I'm using two...

  • Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. (AP) — The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming. A cold front that moved through Monday afternoon dumped heavy rain on the valleys and snow above 9,000 feet. Officials at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort say they saw...

  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization's affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue, according to Planned Parenthood. An...

  • Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal. Walter Palmer, who has a felony...

  • Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe. However, as this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state. Farmers and producers...

  • Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    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. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such conspiracy theories —...

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