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Three 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.
The 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.
(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.
NEW YORK (AP) ? Police say a woman has given birth to a healthy girl at the World Trade Center train station.
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):
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.
HOUSTON (AP) ? The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):
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.