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Man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt." Continue reading...

N.Y. prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run. Continue reading...

Senators put bank revival in road bill

House waved it off before add-on

Subscriber onlySenators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to highway legislation. Earlier in the day, a House Republican had declared the transportation bill dead on arrival. Continue reading...

Won't apologize, Huckabee says

Obama: Comment linking Holocaust, Iran deal ‘so sad’

Subscriber onlyFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Monday said he will not apologize for alluding to Nazi death camps to describe the nuclear deal reached with Iran. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyGov. Robert Bentley of Alabama has ordered armed National Guardsmen to be stationed at military recruitment centers, making him the latest governor to enact protection measures after the deaths of five servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Monday appealed a judge’s decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyA federal judge found the Department of Homeland Security's policy of detaining children with their mothers after they have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violated an 18-year-old court settlement. A story in Sunday's editions, relying on inaccurate information from The Associated Press, erroneously reported which federal agency was violating the 1997 settlement that barred children from being held in unlicensed secure facilities. Continue reading...

Boy Scouts end gay-leader ban

But church-sponsored troops allowed to keep exclusion

Subscriber onlyThe Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. Continue reading...

Nuke force getting new boss

Change follows study that detailed room for improvement

Subscriber onlyThe Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge of its its nuclear force for the first time since the end of the Cold War. Continue reading...

USS Oklahoma dead dug up for IDs

Subscriber onlyThe military on Monday exhumed more coffins containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Continue reading...

NSA set to purge millions of calling records

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama's administration has decided that the National Security Agency soon will stop examining -- and ultimately destroy -- millions of U.S. calling records it collected under a program publicly revealed by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. Continue reading...

Obama: S. Sudan effort 'urgent'

President meets African leaders for peace talks in Ethiopia

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama began a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, meeting with African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing into civil war. Continue reading...

Clinton pushes 500 million solar panels, hedges on Keystone

Subscriber onlyCalling climate change one of the "most urgent threats of our time," Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every U.S. home powered by renewable energy by 2027, even as she declined to take a position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline opposed by environmental activists. Continue reading...

Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

Subscriber onlyA committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a white state trooper. Continue reading...

Remains of Pearl Harbor victims dug up for identification

HONOLULU — The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Continue reading...

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