• Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

    Updated: 8 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: 8 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...

  • Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale hospital again — a new Charity hospital. At 6 a.m. Saturday, the new 2.3 million-square-foot University Medical Center New...

  • Clemson pitcher Schmidt eager to bounce back from lymphoma

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clate Schmidt felt tired last winter, more tired than a 21-year-old college athlete should be. The Clemson pitcher wasn't overly concerned, until he discovered a lump on his neck while showering in January. After telling his family, Schmidt underwent several...

  • Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — After a big win over the Blue Jays, it was slow jam time in the Kansas City Royals clubhouse. Seated around a table in the middle of the room, Kendrys Morales and Danny Duffy gave a spirited sing-along to Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You." Maybe they were...

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

    By JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    No. 10 Wednesday is a year out from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro No. 9 There is a local horseshoe tourney Wednesday No. 8 Swimming nationals are Thursday to Monday in San Antonio No. 7 The Sprint Cup comes to Watkins Glen International on Sunday No. 6 The Rockies...

  • VA: Files containing personal information thrown in trash

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Black Hills say they're taking steps to notify veterans affected by an information breach after an employee accidently threw away personnel files on its Hot Springs campus. The Rapid City Journal reports...

  • Mum Brady sharp in Patriots' first padded practice

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback's suspension and court case haven't affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers that...

  • Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall returns from 2 Achilles operations

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — No one around the Washington Redskins harbors doubt about whether DeAngelo Hall has the know-how and competitive spirit necessary to come back from two — count 'em, two! — operations on a torn Achilles tendon. Least of all the ever-confident Hall himself, of...

  • Oregon bottle deposit hike likely as redemption falls

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — New state data show that Oregonians are returning fewer beverage bottles to redeem their 5-cent deposit, putting the state on track to double the deposit to 10 cents per bottle in 2017. Figures released by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission on Wednesday showed...

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