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Gorilla killed at Cincinnati zoo had been “protecting” fallen child (Video)

Gorilla killed at Cincinnati zoo had been 'protecting' fallen child (Video)

The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it’s easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely. A special zoo response team killed the animal after concluding the 4-year-old boy’s life was in danger. Anthony Seta, a prominent animal rights activist, called the gorilla’s ... Read More »

Conductor Dies After Fall From Royal Gorge Train (Video)

Conductor Dies After Fall From Royal Gorge Train (Video)

The Royal Gorge train is closed while investigators look into the death of a train conductor along the scenic route. Leslie Cacy, 28, died at the scene, about 4 miles from the train station, as it was backing up to the station with 200 passengers. The sheriff’s office said Cacy was in the rear of the train, standing in the ... Read More »

Cindy Waldron: Woman attacked by crocodile during night swim

Cindy Waldron: Woman attacked by crocodile during night swim

A woman who was “dragged away” by a crocodile as her friend tried in vain to rescue her is reportedly still missing more than 12 hours after being snatched by the creature. The pair were in shallow water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland state when the 46-year-old woman was taken by the crocodile ... Read More »

‘Fat Leonard’ Scandal: three new defendants charged in navy bribery scheme

'Fat Leonard' Scandal: 3 New Defendants Charged in Navy Bribery Scheme

The “Fat Leonard” Navy bribery scandal continued to grow Friday, with charges being filed in Virginia and San Diego against three current and former officers accused of divulging inside information about Navy operations and arranging special diplomatic clearances in exchange for gifts, entertainment and prostitutes. Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, and Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, ... Read More »

Stephen Dwyer: ‘AZ Student’ With Leukemia Not Allowed to Graduate

Stephen Dwyer: AZ Student With Leukemia Not Allowed to Graduate

Stephen Dwyer’s family was devastated when he was diagnosed with leukemia during his junior year at Dobson High School. Stephen Dwyer is a senior at Dobson High in Mesa who withdrew from classes his junior year to receive a lifesaving bone-marrow transplant to treat leukemia, according to a post he penned on Facebook Wednesday night that has been shared more ... Read More »

Whole Foods Selling Lionfish in Florida stores, sans venom

Whole Foods Selling Lionfish in Florida stores, sans venom

Whole Foods is now selling fresh lionfish in seafood departments, hoping to take a bite out of the non-native, invasive species hurting Florida’s offshore reefs. Whole Foods workers will remove the venomous spines before consumers purchase the fish. It will retail for $8.99 per pound through May 31, according to WWSB-TV, before moving to its regular price of $9.99 per ... Read More »

Kevin Vickers: Canadian ambassador tackles man at ceremony in Dublin

Kevin Vickers: Canadian ambassador tackles man at ceremony in Dublin

Kevin Vickers has been celebrated for a second time after tackling a protestor who started chanting “insult” at a service to commemorate British soldiers killed a century ago. Kevin Vickers, who previously served as a Mountie and Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, has now apparently added freelance tackler to his résumé. Kevin Vickers was attending a ceremony held in a graveyard in Dublin ... Read More »