• Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt

    Updated: 10 min ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An American killed a lion in an illegal hunt with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, as an international outcry persisted over another U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July, authorities said Sunday....

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 32 min ago

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip...

  • 2015 summer bucket list: Ten things to do before fall arrives

    By Amanda Hancock The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Attention: The end of summer is (sadly) almost here. Consider this your warm-weather wakeup call. Now that July is over, your days of mountain climbing, grilling out and seeing high temperatures on your phone's weather app are numbered. Read on for 10 ideas that'll make the rest of...

  • University hosts forum on innovation in hospitality, tourism

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina is hosting a forum on innovation and entrepreneurship in the tourism and hospitality industries. The second annual event begins with a reception Sunday evening at the McCutcheon House on the Columbia campus. The sessions on Monday...

  • China to close Beijing's airports during military parade

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II. Flights will be banned or diverted for three hours from 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 3. to enable the...

  • Favre inducted into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brett Favre certainly seems to be enjoying his post-NFL life. The 45-year-old former quarterback spends most of his time around Hattiesburg hanging out with old friends or watching his daughter's high school volleyball team. He said Saturday that the relatively...

  • Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    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: 18 hr 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...

  • Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements...

  • Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong

    Updated: 23 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...

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