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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, MinnesotaThree U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month. American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the "big five", coined by hunters because they are the hardest to kill on foot. There has been an international outcry against trophy hunting among animal lovers since it emerged that American dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion that was a familiar sight at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.



Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suit

Still image of Texas state trooper Brian Encinia opening the driver's side door as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewThe family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff?s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail. The suit, which was filed in a federal court in Texas, says that they violated her constitutional rights. Bland, 28, an African-American, was pulled over in her car on July 10 by a white state trooper, Brian Encinia, for failing to signal a lane change.



Two people shot outside New Jersey hip hop concert

(Reuters) - A gunman shot and wounded two people outside a hip hop concert in New Jersey late on Monday and is thought to have fled to nearby woods, police said.


Woman gives birth to girl at World Trade Center train stop

NEW YORK (AP) ? Police say a woman has given birth to a healthy girl at the World Trade Center train station.


Lightning blamed for fuel tank explosion at Ohio gas station

Emergency workers stand over a 40-foot wide crater left at a gas station by what investigators say was an explosion sparked by a lightening strike, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Fairfield, Ohio. The blast and fire Monday evening prompted a temporary evacuation of people near the Gas Depot in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati. People nearby described seeing a flash of lightning and then a fireball higher than the trees. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) ? Investigators say lightning has sparked a fuel tank explosion that left a crater 40 feet wide at an Ohio gas station.



The Latest: Cut, swelling on officer's cheek after shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? The latest on the trial of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):


Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

Investigators inspect the site of a circus tent that collapsed Monday during a show by the Walker Brothers International Circus at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, N.H. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A quick moving storm with 60 mph winds hit the tent shortly after the show started killing a father and daughter. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) ? New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn't clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.



The Latest on jail death: Family says it wants information

HOUSTON (AP) ? The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):


Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

HOUSTON (AP) ? The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.


The Latest: Unruly Northern California fire keeping growing

A firefighter watches a backfire as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) ? The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):