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    Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho illegally killed by hunters on Saturday

    ZIMBABWE — The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, according to a senior park official. Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Cecil was also killed illegally, and Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of American dentist Walter Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the lion, authorities said.

  • Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died.

    Lynn Anderson, ‘Rose Garden’ singer, dies at 67

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, according to publicist Mark Logsdon. Anderson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1947, and grew up in Sacramento, California. Born to the music business — both her parents were […]

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    Make sure to check out the ‘blue moon’ over the Triad tonight

    If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.” The July 31 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 we wind up with two in the same calendar month. But Earth’s satellite will most likely not […]

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    ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, wrestling legend, dies at 61

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Roddy Piper, arguably professional wrestling’s all-time top bad guy, has died at the age of 61, according to his agent Jay Schachter. Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame in 2005. Nicknamed “Rowdy,” Piper was known for wearing a kilt outside the ring, entering to bagpipe music and his frenetic, big mouth. He teamed with Paul Orndoff in the main event at the first Wrestlemania in […]

  • Gas in Oklahoma City is down to $1.99.

    North Carolina could see gas under $2 a gallon by winter

    U.S. drivers – including those in North Carolina – can look forward to $2 gas later this year, thanks in part to the Iran nuclear deal announced earlier this month. Gas may only dip a few cents when the Iranian oil first starts to flow again, but by September drivers could see big savings. “Once we get past Labor Day, we should see gas falling by 10 to 15 cents a month,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with the […]

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    Surfer fights off shark attack after shark bites leg

    A second Australian surfer has warded off a shark attack by punching the predator after it bit his leg, police in New South Wales said Friday. The 52-year-old man — named in local media as Craig Ison — was one of two people surfing around 100 yards off Main Beach, in Evans Head, northern New South Wales early Friday. The man — reportedly a former boxer — spotted what he thought was a shark and warned his friend to get […]

  • Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof looked solemn as he appeared remotely by video before a judge on June 20, 2015.

    Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges in SC church attack

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty Friday to 33 federal charges in the June 17 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., according to the court clerk’s office. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Roof on 33 counts, including federal hate crime and firearms charges, in the shooting that killed nine people. Roof, 21, already faces a number of state charges in the shooting. The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a former state senator who was […]

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    Jennifer Beals defends herself from critics after leaving dog in car

    VANCOUVER, Canada — Jennifer Beals has been accused of locking her dog in a hot car, a charge she says is just not true. It all began after the actress recently left her German shepherd in her car in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she films her TV show, “Proof.” The Global News reported that a man named Dustin Goetz saw the dog panting in the car and confronted Beals about the situation when she returned. A video of the incident […]

  • According to the FBI a family pulled over to help a driver on the side of the road and was gunned down. The suspect, 18-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza, is expected in federal court Friday.

    Man killed Good Samaritans because daughter ‘laughed’ at him, police say

    PRYOR, Mont. — Trying to be Good Samaritans cost two members of a Montana family their lives and left their daughter wounded. The triple shooting happened in the town of Pryor, Mont., about 30 miles south of Billings. The suspect, 18-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza, is expected in federal court Friday. The shooting The family was shot when they returned to help Mendoza, whose car was seen stopped alongside a road on the Crow Indian Reservation on Wednesday morning, according to […]

  • Palestinian's home was burned during a "price tag" attack Friday that killed a toddler and critically injured four other relatives, Israeli authorities said.

    Palestinian toddler killed, relatives injured in ‘price tag’ attack

    A Palestinian’s home was burned during a “price tag” attack Friday that killed a toddler and critically injured at least three other relatives, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The injured were the toddler’s parents and a brother, said Ghassan Douglass, a Palestinian official in charge of settlement activity north of the West Bank, where the attack occurred. The baby, Ali Saad Dawabsha, was about 18 months old, Douglass said. Authorities found the words “price tag” on the walls of the […]

  • Tardar Sauce is a cat better known by her Internet name, "Grumpy Cat."

    Move over, Grumpy Cat: Earl and Tonkey are the newest sensations

    It’s been a great week for pets on social media. Are you over pictures of your friends’ food or tweets about how miserably hot it is? You need only look to the animals. First up is the latest in sour-faced pets: A pooch named Earl is being touted as the canine answer to the famous Grumpy Cat. Derek Bloomfield, the owner of the annoyed-looking pug/beagle mix puppy, told Yahoo that Earl really is a mellow sweetheart. “He has had the […]

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    Beijing chosen to host Winter Olympics 2022

    BEIJING — Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted both 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 in Kazakhstan at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday. Only Beijing and Almaty had been left in the running after Oslo, Munich and Stockholm bowed to public pressure […]

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