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  • A cobra was found in a Houston apartment building hallway.

    Cobra found in Houston apartment building hallway is euthanized

    HOUSTON — There were some scary moments last weekend for residents of a Houston apartment complex after coming face to face with a deadly cobra that managed to slither its way through the building. “We screamed, and we ran back into the apartment and shut the door,” resident Jan Johnson said. Angry and ready to attack, the albino monocled cobra stood its ground on the third floor hallway inside the Rice Lofts Downtown. “For a second, your brain does not […]

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    Father on quest to free man convicted of his daughter’s murder

    ACWORTH, Ga. — Joe Hamlin is convinced the man who has spent more than a decade behind bars for the murder of his teenage daughter is innocent, and he’s running out of time to prove it. WGCL reports Katie Hamlin was 15 when she was killed in July of 2002. Her nude, partially burned body was found two days later along Kemp Road in Acworth near Kellogg Creek. In the days and weeks that followed, detectives interviewed many of Katie’s […]

  • Chinese people wearing traditional costumes gather to celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Shijiazhuang, China, on Friday, July 31, 2015.  (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beijing chosen for 2022 Winter Olympics; first city awarded summer and winter Games

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted the Summer and Winter Olympics after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Games. International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing, which hosted the Summer Games in 2008, had been chosen ahead of Almaty, Kazakshtan, at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday. “I am so excited. This is China’s pride,” Zhang Hong, China’s women’s 1,000m speed skating gold medal winner […]

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    Source: Number on Reunion Island debris corresponds to Boeing 777 component

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion Island — Boeing investigators are confident the debris found on Reunion Island is from a 777 aircraft because of photos that have been analyzed and a number that corresponds to a 777 component, according to a source close to the investigation. Despite this confidence, investigators from the United States want to see the debris, believed to be a 777 flaperon, up close to make a final determination, the source said. Boeing and U.S. government investigators from the National […]

  • Raymond Tensing, a police officer indicted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 for the fatal shooting of an apparently unarmed black man after a confrontation during a traffic stop Sunday, July 19, 2015.

    University of Cincinnati cop indicted for murder in ‘asinine’ shooting of Samuel Dubose

    CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for shooting motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop this month. If convicted, Tensing could go to prison for life, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in a press conference in which he played body camera footage of the shooting. “He purposely killed him,” said Deters, saying that Tensing shot Dubose in the head. Deters called the killing “asinine” and “senseless.” “I was shocked. […]

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    Senate Republicans seek to end funding for Planned Parenthood; another video released

    WASHINGTON — The anti-abortion group targeting Planned Parenthood released another video Tuesday, this one featuring an interview with a woman who says she worked in a clinic procuring tissue from aborted fetuses. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans said they would schedule a vote on a bill in the coming days that would restrict federal funding to the organization. The video, which is heavily edited, was made and released by The Center for Medical Progress, which made national headlines earlier this month when […]

  • Brush fires burned in Lake County in north central California

    Brush fires force evacuations in Northern California

    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — A rapidly growing brush fire in north central California forced evacuations Wednesday near Clear Lake, about 100 miles north of the San Francisco Bay area. The fire grew to at least 150 acres, according to KGO in San Francisco. Video from a helicopter showed some structures on fire. Calfire dispatched six air tankers and 171 firefighters to fight the flames. The fire broke out in the southern part of Clear Lake, north of a fire burning […]

  • An American man is being sought in connection with a case that has drawn international attention -- the killing of Cecil the lion -- Zimbabwean officials said Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The man suspected in Cecil's death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

    American dentist says he regrets role in death of Cecil the lion

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Two Zimbabwean men were expected to appear in court Wednesday over the killing of Cecil the lion, one of Africa’s best known big cats. But most of the attention — and the anger — is focused on Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota whom Zimbabwean authorities say they are seeking for their investigation. Palmer says he thought everything was above board with the lion hunt he paid to go on earlier this month. But the lion that he […]

  • A publicity photo showing the interior of Buffalo Wild Wings.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings plunged more than 12% Wednesday, July 30, 2014 after the company's outlook for the second half of the year came in below analyst forecasts.

    Buffalo Wild Wings CEO: $15 minimum wage hurts teen jobs

    NEW YORK — Fast food workers are clamoring for a higher minimum wage. But the CEO of one big restaurant chain worries that boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour could hurt teens looking for their first job. Sally Smith, the CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, told CNNMoney Wednesday that her company and other restaurants may not want to hire teens for $15 an hour because that’s too much to pay for an inexperienced worker. “It’s important to remind […]

  • Airplane debris is being examined to see if it's connected to MH370. (Photo: CNN/Getty Images)

    ‘Aircraft debris’ checked for ties to Malaysia Airlines flight 370

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean, is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a member of the French Air Force in Reunion said Wednesday. The debris was found off the coast of St. Andre, a community on the island, according to Adjutant Christian Retournat. “It is way too soon to say whether or […]

  • Zion Harvey, 8, is the first child to receive a double hands transplant. (Photo: KYW)

    Baltimore boy becomes first child to receive new hands

    BALTIMORE — Zion Harvey just wanted to swing from the monkey bars. That’s what the Baltimore youngster told his doctor when asked why he wanted hands. Sometimes in an 8-year-old’s simplicity is profundity. Earlier this month, Zion took a big — nay, massive — step toward that long-awaited jaunt on the jungle gym when he became the first child to receive a double hand transplant. “When I was 2, I had to get my hands cut off because I was […]

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    Blue moon to appear Friday for first time since 2012

    DENVER — If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.” The Friday appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years there are two in the same calendar month. But Earth’s satellite will most likely not appear […]