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Zoo dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

Posted 6/3/2016 in National

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police.



Autopsy report: Prince died of fentanyl overdose

Posted 6/3/2016 in National

Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, autopsy results released Thursday show.



Inverted Jenny stamp stolen in 1955 is returned to owner

Posted 6/3/2016 in National

A rare 1918 U.S. postage stamp featuring an upside-down plane that was stolen six decades ago and ended up in Northern Ireland was returned to its American owner on Thursday.



Deaths of Despair: Overdoses, drinking, suicides hit whites

Posted 6/3/2016 in National

Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism -- labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert -- are cutting the lives of white Americans short by nearly a half a year on average.



Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying

Posted 6/3/2016 in National

A Blue Angels pilot who died when his F/A-18 fighter jet crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, had wanted to fly since he was a child, relatives said.



Pakistan: All suspects in killing of schoolteacher arrested

Posted 6/3/2016 in National

Pakistani police announced Friday that all five suspects in the brutal killing of a 19-year-old schoolteacher who was tortured, doused with gasoline and set on fire earlier this week for refusing to marry a man twice her age are now in custody.



Trump University model: Sell hard, demand to see a warrant

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

The manual for the staff at Trump University events was precise: The room temperature should be 68 degrees. Seats should be arranged in a theater-style curve. And government prosecutors had no right to see any documents without a warrant.



'Myth-busting' Obama tries to debunk GOP on the economy

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

President Barack Obama went on a "myth-busting" mission Wednesday aimed at undermining Republican arguments about the economy, working to give cover to Democrats to embrace his policies ahead of the presidential election.



Clinton to attack Trump on foreign policy

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous.



Q&A: Should mom be charged in son's encounter with gorilla?

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

The killing of a 400-pound gorilla to save a little boy who had slipped into the animal's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo has triggered outrage, second-guessing and a police investigation into whether the youngster's family did anything wrong.



Futuristic Dubai office showcases 3-D printing's potential

Posted 6/2/2016 in National

There are office printers that spit out documents and others that always seem to jam. And then there those that make the office itself.



Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it.



Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction.



UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first thought. It is updating its advice to women who have been in areas hit by the virus, telling them to wait even longer to conceive.



Documents show aggressive sales tactics at Trump University

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Trump University gave employees detailed instructions on how to entice people to enroll in its real estate seminars, from targeting people making at least $90,000 a year and choosing words of flattery that are most persuasive to picking music for the gatherings -- The O'Jays' "For the Love of Money."



N. Korea's media praise Trump talk about US troops

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Donald Trump appears to be finding some friends in North Korea.



Testy Trump takes his war with the press to a new level

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Donald Trump's heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans' charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue.



Police investigating parents of boy rescued from gorilla

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death.



Government report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday.



Probation for man who threw alligator into drive-thru

Posted 6/1/2016 in National

A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court.



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