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Plane part arrives at French lab for Flight MH370 link probe

Police escort an airport vehicle at Saint-Marie airport on La Reunion on July 31, 2015 transporting what is believed to be debris from a Boeing 777 plane that washed up on the Indian Ocean islandA piece of airplane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis at a French laboratory Saturday, an AFP journalist saw, after Malaysian authorities said the part almost certainly came from missing flight MH370.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:57:04 -0400
WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

A doll's head floats in the polluted waters of a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. In Rio, much of the waste runs through open-air ditches to fetid streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites and blight the city's picture postcard beaches. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:02:33 -0400
Killing of Cecil pressures United States to protect African lion

A lion is seen early morning at Nairobi's National ParkThe killing of Cecil the lion by a U.S. hunter in Zimbabwe has turned up the pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but some hunting advocates said that would lead to more regulations that could ultimately harm the big cats. The United States has the world's most powerful animal protection law, the Endangered Species Act, which has been extended by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to many non-U.S. species including the African elephant and cheetah. Adding the African lion to the U.S. list would not prohibit trophy hunting but it would require a permit from the service to import lions or their body parts to the United States.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:29:46 -0400
Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral expected to draw large crowds

Brown daughter of the late singer Houston poses at premiere of Sparkle in HollywoodBy Rich McKay ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Scores of onlookers are expected to gather on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta of about 60,000 residents, is private and will be closed to the public but that is not expected to deter media and members of the public who have been mourning her death. Brown, 22, died on Sunday at an area hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:04:06 -0400
Private equity pioneer Jerome Kohlberg dies

Jerome Kohlberg Jr., a founder of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and a pioneer of the leveraged buyout, died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, aged 90. Kohlberg's death was confirmed by his former partners at KKR on Saturday. Kohlberg began working at investment bank Bear Stearns & Co in 1955, where he mentored younger colleagues Henry Kravis and George Roberts.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:56:53 -0400
Sleepy Sturgis, South Dakota revs up for mammoth motorcycle rally

Outside the Knuckle Saloon, co-owner Ken McNenny lights a cigarette, leans on a bar and nods to a steady stream of motorcycles humming up and down the street days before the official start of the annual rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. McNenny has little time for sleep or riding while preparing the popular hangout for the 75th anniversary Sturgis motorcycle rally that organizers believe may draw a million people to western South Dakota from Monday to Aug. 9. The first rally, organized by Clarence "Pappy" Hoel, who had bought a motorcycle franchise in Sturgis, was a simple race with nine participants and a handful of onlookers in 1938.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:02:44 -0400
'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

Girls wear t-shirts they bought at to help fund the ongoing private search for Nick Cohen and Austin Stephanos who have been missing since they took their boat out of the Jupiter Inlet, Friday, during a fundraiser at Jumby Bay Island Grill, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post via AP)After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:42:37 -0400
Cannabis credit union sues Federal Reserve

The Fourth Corner Credit Union claims it is being prevented from providing financial services to the marijuana industry.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she is introduced before speaking to the National Urban League, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Hillary Clinton is in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president," her physician declared Friday just one in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:59:50 -0400
WWE wrestler Roddy Piper dies at 61

WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper speaks during a press conference in New York in this file photoHe also worked as an actor, most notably in John Carpenter's 'They Live.' His rep said he died Thursday in his sleep.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:09 -0400
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