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    Video shows moments right after boy falls into zoo gorilla exhibit

    CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference. Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, carried the boy around its habitat for about 10 minutes in what the zoo’s dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said at a press briefing. After the gorilla was shot with a rifle, the child was taken […]

  • TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19: Charles, who has resided at the Toronto Zoo since it opened, continues to lead the lowland Gorilla group, but is facing a challenge from an 11 year old male.        (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

    Zoo kills gorilla after child slips into enclosure

    CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference. Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, carried the boy around its habitat for about 10 minutes in what the zoo’s dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard at a press briefing. After the gorilla was shot with a rifle, the child was taken to […]

  • FEBRUARY 23: Bryce Dejean-Jones #31 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on February 23, 2016 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

    NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot

    DALLAS — New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot to death early Saturday in Dallas, with his agent saying it happened because the player mistakenly entered the wrong apartment. A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, police spokesman DeMarquis Black said in a statement. The resident said “he called out to the individual, but was not answered,” and when the resident’s bedroom door was kicked open, the resident fired […]

  • GUADALUPE ISLAND, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 12: A great white shark tries to grab a bait on September, 12, 2015 near Guadalupe Island, Mexico.

    How to win a fight with a shark

    Ah, the joys of summer. Getting lost on road trips. Firework injuries. Shark attacks. Yes, we know there are a ton of terrible things more likely to befall you than a shark taking a liking to you. But it does happen (last year, there were about 100 attacks worldwide). So, as you head to the beach, here are some tips to keep you from becoming shark snack. Be the bigger man See a shark and think it’s about to attack? […]

  • storm

    Tropical Storm Bonnie nears South Carolina coast

    An Atlantic storm was upgraded Saturday afternoon to Tropical Storm Bonnie and was beginning to pelt some South Carolina coastal areas with heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center earlier issued a tropical storm warning for the state’s coastline. Maximum sustained winds increased to nearly 40 miles per hour. “Some additional strengthening is possible tonight as Bonnie moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Gradual weakening is forecast on Sunday,” the center said. Bonnie was 125 miles southeast of […]

  • Get it straight: The difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

    Memorial Day 2016: What you need to know

    Only one holiday honors fallen American veterans, evokes family barbecues and marks the unofficial start of summer. From weather forecasts to safety hazards and ideas for last-minute plans, here’s what to know for Memorial Day 2016: How to travel Patiently. If you thought the recent nightmares at airport security lines were bad, just wait (even more). This summer, air travel is expected to draw the most people ever, with 220 million expected to fly. And officials say the security line […]

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    South Carolina gets tropical storm warning for holiday weekend

    Forecasters warned would-be beachgoers to stay out of South Carolina’s coastal waters Saturday as a tropical depression neared the state, threatening to strengthen and cause potentially deadly rip currents over the Memorial Day weekend. The tropical depression is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm Saturday before hitting land — most likely coastal South Carolina — sometime Sunday morning, the National Hurricane Center said. The system was spinning about 195 miles south-southeast of Charleston at about 11 a.m. ET Saturday, […]

  • Don Horton

    Don Horton, beloved NC State football coach, dies after battle with Parkinson’s

    Beloved college football coach dies after battle with Parkinson's. https://t.co/lwrtHHM3CV pic.twitter.com/DwXCCIrNcS — CNN (@CNN) May 28, 2016 After a decade of battling Parkinson’s disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning, according to his wife. Horton, 58, spent a decade coaching at Boston College and six years at North Carolina State University. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006 and retired from the football field in 2013. Ten years after his diagnosis, Horton died surrounded by his […]

  • Tickets

    SC lawmaker files bill to ban police ‘ticket quotas’

    UNION, S.C. — Union County Sheriff David Taylor did not mince words when asked his opinion on a proposed bill to ban police departments from having ticket quotas. “It’s the most ridiculous legislation that has ever been introduced that I can remember,” Taylor said. “I don’t know of anyone that runs quotas.” The bill was proposed by Representative Justin Bamberg (D-Bamberg) and has already passed the House, and just this week moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee headed by […]

  • A Pakistan voter casts a ballot during a local government election at a polling station in Lahore on October 31, 2015. An armed clash between workers of two political parties killed at least 11 people during the first phase of local government elections in southern Pakistan on October 31, officials said. The incident happened in Khairpur district, some 449 kilometres northwest of the port city of Karachi, the capital of the southern Sindh province. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pakistani men can beat wives ‘lightly,’ Islamic council says

    The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to “lightly beat” their wives as a form of discipline. In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear. The Council of Islamic Ideology is a powerful constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature whether laws are in line […]

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    Pro-Trump, anti-Trump groups clash

    SAN DIEGO — Police clad in riot gear and wielding batons began dispersing a crowd of Donald Trump supporters and protesters here Friday night after the presumptive GOP nominee held a rally. After issuing orders to the crowd of roughly 1,000 to disperse, police began forcefully and aggressively pushing protesters, checking them with their batons. At least three people were arrested, police said. Even as there was no room to move, police officers continued to push protesters and reporters, with […]

  • Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

    Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge as Zika crisis grows

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved “in the name of public health” due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization. “We make this call despite the widespread fatalism that the Rio 2016 Games are inevitable or ‘too big to fail,’ ” the writers said in the letter addressed to WHO Director-General […]

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