Plane part arrives at French lab for Flight MH370 link probe
A 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
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
The 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
By 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
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
Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday
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
He 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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