• Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday....

  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    Updated: 10 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week. Conservationists decided the most...

  • Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A century after the teenage Louis Armstrong's first pro gig at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the jazz singer and trumpeter's complicated relationship with his hometown is opening in a state museum in New Orleans' French Quarter. They include photographs of notebook...

  • Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Some major bridges around the country aren't just about getting people to their destination. They are the destination. People are paying $10-a-head for riverboat tours of the mile-long St. Croix River Crossing going up between towns in Minnesota...

  • Rob Bell's 'Everything Is Spiritual' tour coming to Colorado

    By Jesse James Deconto Religion News Service -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Hipster preacher Rob Bell is mashing up quantum physics, Jewish Kabbalah and Catholic mysticism to explain humanity's future evolution. In his 30-city "Everything Is Spiritual" tour, the former megachurch pastor and short-lived Oprah Winfrey Network talk-show host delivers a two-hour...

  • Falcon girl learns moves from Broncos Cheerleaders

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Cheyenne Dyess doesn't let anything get her down, even her battle with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. The Falcon 10-year-old got another huge reason to smile on Friday afternoon. Two Denver Broncos cheerleaders arrived at the University of Colorado Health Memorial Hospital Center in...

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday. In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on the killing of Cecil the...

  • Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state. The International Astronomical Union's general assembly starts Monday. It was planned years in advance...

  • Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months. The fire ignited at a two-story Grand Teton Lodge Co. dorm at Colter...

  • Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived. Vera Metcalf, a Native leader in Nome who works part time with the State Department, said Friday that...

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