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National Park Service Bans E-Cigarettes in Certain Areas

The National Park Service has decided to restrict the use of e-cigarettes on its lands, so that anywhere cigarette smoking is banned, vaping is now …

National Parks

One of Cecil's cubs killed; hopes dim for other 7

Males seeking to replace him threaten to eliminate his offspring<p>In a sad repercussion of the illegal slaughter of Cecil the lion by a trophy-hunting American dentist, a rival cat killed one of the beloved lion's eight cubs in Zimbabwe.<p>Emboldened by death of the tiny pride's leader, the would-be …

Wildlife

Dead dog found in Florida along with a note: ‘WE BEAT IT 2 DEATH lol! :) HAHAHA!’

Fox, a 13-year-old Pomeranian, ran outside the Florida condo where he lived to go to the bathroom Friday night. The dog never returned.<p>“I called for him and I didn’t hear anything,” Verline Barthelemy told the Sun Sentinel. “He’d always come back.”<p>The next morning, Fox’s body was discovered outside …

Beat It

Kids killed in shooting had been taken from home by state

HOUSTON (AP) — Six children who were fatally shot in their Houston home along with their mother and her husband were temporarily removed by Child Protective Services from the household in 2013 after allegations of domestic violence and a lack of supervision.<p>The children were placed in foster care …

Domestic Violence

Feds: Mississippi couple planned honeymoon to join ISIS in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Our story will be that we are newlyweds on our honeymoon," the young woman allegedly wrote.<p>But in reality, according to a criminal complaint, she and her soon-to-be husband had a far more sinister trip in mind: flying from Mississippi to Europe, then traveling to Syria and joining ISIS.<p>Now …

Islamic State (ISIS)
New Jersey

The Latest on missing teens: Search area expands for boys who went missing off Florida coast

The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:<p>7:15 a.m.<p>The U.S. Coast Guard has expanded its search for two 14-year-old Florida boys who went missing while on a fishing expedition.<p>Petty Officer Anthony Soto said Tuesday that …

Thieves steal family's World War II love letters

Gross! Worms flow from town's tap water

Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion | Reuters

HWANGE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday charged a professional hunter with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing ‘Cecil’, the southern African country’s best-known lion, in a case that has triggered widespread revulsion at trophy hunting.<p>The American, Walter …

Wildlife

MH370 Search: How Currents Could Have Carried Wreckage All the Way to Reunion

Scientifically speaking, there's no reason the airplane fragment found Wednesday on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean, couldn't be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — even though it's 4,000 miles away from MH370's last known position before it vanished.<p>Investigators said it's too early to tell for …

Airplanes

Apple is investing $850 million to build a giant solar farm that will power its new headquarters

The company is partnering with First Solar on an ambitious renewable energy project<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Goldman Sach's Technology and Internet conference that the company is very focused on making environmentally responsible decisions. As proof, he offered up a piece of news. …

Renewable Energy

'Serial': the new podcast that's already a cult phenomenon

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …