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Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue

Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction. The recent death of two of...

Paralyzed parachutist making 876-foot bridge jump

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — Plunging off an 876-foot‑high bridge with only a parachute as a lifeline is nerve‑wracking enough. Lonnie...

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out...

Go For the Food: Pizza in Springfield, Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — We were on the eighth day of a 1,500-mile road trip, heading to an uninviting final night in an airport hotel in Springfield,...

Ex-worker at China's Forbidden City gets death

A Beijing court on Friday sentenced a former employee of the Forbidden City to be executed for stabbing two of his supervisors to death on the...

Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is...

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Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. The veteran Nintendo designer behind such landmark video‑game franchises as "Mario Bros."...

Fans of German dog sport ask, 'Who needs sheep?'

YOUNGSVILLE, N. C. (AP) — With shouts of "point" and "drive" from her handler, the 3-year‑old German shepherd charges into...

Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014. Three pioneering comic legends died — David Brenner, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams...