Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft
resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an
international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of
downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in
The father of the Colorado movie massacre gunman pleaded on
for his son's life, showing the jury photos of family
vacations when he said James Holmes was "a really excellent
kid" who became mentally ill and is not to blame for his July
Wildlife officials have accused an American tourist of
killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in
Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people
who lured the beast to its death.
The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly
gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a
policy that has deeply divided the membership of the
105-year-old Texas-based organization.