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Hunting club suspends dentist, makes donations

Hunting club suspends dentist, makes donations

A hunting club that suspended a Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has given money to the campaigns of numerous U.S. politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, a watchdog group's records show.

Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado gunman

Lawyers argue life or death for Colorado gunman

Defense attorneys said the Colorado movie massacre gunman was schizophrenic and they urged jurors on Thursday to spare his life, while prosecutors said James Holmes must not be able to use mental illness as a shield.

Woman jailed in Colorado gunman trial

A woman protesting against capital punishment stood up in court on Thursday and shouted "Don't kill him!" before bailiffs tackled her during the penalty phase of James Holmes' mass murder trial in Colorado.

Woman accidentally runs over, kills husband

An elderly California woman accidentally ran over and killed her elderly husband when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, police say.

US agency to probe lion killing

US agency to probe lion killing

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate US laws against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case said.

Knifeman wounds six in attack on Gay Pride parade

Knifeman wounds six in attack on Gay Pride parade

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, and police say the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago.

'Almost certain' debris from Boeing 777

'Almost certain' debris from Boeing 777

Malaysia is "almost certain" plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

After bumpy landing, Philae provides insight on comet

After bumpy landing, Philae provides insight on comet

Europe's Philae spacecraft did not have much time to do its work after surviving a bounce landing on the surface of a comet, but information it collected is reshaping scientists' thinking about these icy bodies, research published this week shows.

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