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Saint-Andre, Reunion • Searchers scored Reunion’s shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the aircraft remnant could help unlock the mystery of missing Malaysia …

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  • FILE - In this image takem from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a Cecil.  (Paula French via AP) Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot wi...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 08:23 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 14, 2015 photo, beachgoers wade into the waters of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found not one water venue safe for swimming or boating in Rio's waters. Over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries are expected to compete in next year's Summer Olympics. Hundreds of them will be sailing in the waters near Marina da Gloria in Guanabara Bay; swimming off Copacabana Beach; and canoeing and rowing on the brackish waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Filthy Rio water a serious threat for 2016 Olympics, AP probe finds
    Rio de Janeiro • The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Confederate flags sit in the back of a police car as tourists walk by Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Atlanta. U.S. authorities are investigating after several Confederate battle flags were discovered near the church and a civil rights center named after Martin Luther King, an iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Thursday morning. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
    Atlanta • Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • California boy, 4, hit by gunfire, killed while playing in front yard
    Highland, Calif. • Authorities say a 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family’s front yard was hit by gunfire and killed in San Berna...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share

  • Idaho woman infected with West Nile virus
    Weiser, Idaho • A Washington County woman has been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human case in...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels collects himself on the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade Hamels to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press)   late Wednesday night, July 29, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized. Hamels has a limited no-trade clause but does not have to approve a deal to the Rangers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas
    Philadelphia • After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • This June 27, 2015 photo shows flowers placed in the shrubs outside the house where 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot and killed while socializing with a group of other teenagers in Albuquerque, N.M. A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save Jaydon Chavez-Silver's life to Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up
    Albuquerque, N.M. • A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told he...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 24, 2015 photo, Toyota's new HSR, short for Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick
    Yokohama, Japan • Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. HSR, short for “human support robot...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 , file photo, a Palestinian woman holds a poster with a drawing depicting Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan with a locked mouth, who has been on hunger strike for two months, during a demonstration in Jerusalem. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File) Taliban leader Mullah Omar, reclusive in life and death
    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for m...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Protestors gather outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
  • In this July 19, 2015, frame from body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP) Officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
    Cincinnati • A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of mu...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component as a Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France
    Paris • A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it van...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:36 am   |     |   Share
  • A United States Air Force cargo plane maneuvers on the runway after it landed at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week, and also allowed the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Turkish jets blow up Kurd positions, peace process
    Ankara, Turkey • Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight Tuesday, and the government said strikes would continue until the r...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777
    Washington • A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocea...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods
    Tallahassee, Fla. • Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is ...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 06:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix
    Washington • The University of Phoenix, an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or un...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE -In this July 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Longwood, Fla. A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Bush’s record-setting presidential fundraising haul. The big-money boosters propelled Right to Rise, a super PAC dedicated to helping Bush win the Republican nomination, to its $103 million total in the first six month of the year.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File) Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush’s presidential ambitions
    Washington • A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush’s record-setting presidential fundraising haul. The big-m...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Theodro Bronkhorst, centre, a professional hunter, arrives for his appearance at the magistrates courts in Hwange about 700 kilometres south west of Harare, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Bronkhorst who was granted $1000 bail has been charged with  failure to prevent an unlawful hunt that resulted in the killing of Cecil the lion by Minnesota dentist, Walter James Palmer, in Zimbabwe.  (AP Photo) Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients
    Harare, Zimbabwe • A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised pat...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Parents of victims of gun violence, pastor Ruett Foster, from left, his wife Rhonda and Anna Del Rio hold pictures of their late children, during a rally supporting a city ordinance to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines outside Los Angeles City Hall, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of several deadly mass shootings around the country. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines
    Los Angeles • Leaders in Los Angeles unanimously voted to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines, putting the city in the middle of the debate ov...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters announces murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati, for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose. Deters added that the officer Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting
    Cincinnati • A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murd...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trump response to breast-pumping isn’t presidential, lawyer says
    Washington • The lawyer whose break during a deposition to pump breast milk for her baby led Donald Trump to call her “disgusting” and storm out quest...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share