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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

By BRIAN BAKST and AMY FORLITI (BLOOMINGTON, Minn., AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no…

6 days missing: Search area for missing teens boaters grows

By TAMARA LUSH (ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, AP) — As the search for two missing teen boaters from Florida entered its sixth day, Coast Guard crews on Wednesday extended the…

Cancelled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats

By MICHELLE L. PRICE (WENDOVER, Utah, AP) — A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles…

Kerry: Agreement on Iran issue only alternative to force

By DEB RIECHMANN and MATTHEW LEE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President Barack Obama’s…

Police: Theater gunman was ‘drifter’ who planned to escape

By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN (LAFAYETTE, La., AP) — The movie theater gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of “Trainwreck” and began firing into the crowd,…

Desert city capitalizes as highway collapse diverts drivers

By ASTRID GALVAN (TUCSON, Ariz., AP) — Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel. The deal — $159 for two…

Doctors say teen’s HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented…

GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

By JOAN LOWY and  TOM KRISHER (WASHINGTON, AP) — At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation…

5 Things to know about the House-Senate No Child rewrites

By JENNIFER C. KERR (WASHINGTON, AP) — No one thinks it’ll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would…

How did gunman go from typical suburban life to attack?

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON KATHLEEN FOODY (CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., AP) — Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man who by many accounts seemingly lived a typical life…