- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on the killing of Cecil the lion, the environment, water and climate minister lashed out at Walter James Palmer, accusing him even of trying to hurt Zimbabwe's image.
- More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle
WASHINGTON (AP) — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big cats have been in big trouble for years.
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- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
LONDON (AP) — An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.There is currently no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since the world's biggest outbreak began in the forest region of Guinea last year.
- Wing fragment wrapped and ready for French investigators
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — The wing fragment found on the French island of Reunion was wrapped and ready to be loaded Friday on a cargo flight for the mainland, where experts are hoping to unlock the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.Several uniformed officers loaded a large wooden crate into a van that drove under police escort from the main wing of the Roland Garros airport to a separate hangar.
- Wilson, Seahawks agree to terms on contract extension
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks.Wilson tweeted Friday morning that he has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him become one of the most successful young quarterbacks in NFL history.
- 164 skydivers set head-down world record in Illinois
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Travelling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers. The formation, resembling a giant flower, floated above Skydive Chicago in Ottawa for a matter of seconds before the flyers broke away, deployed their parachutes, and whooped and hollered their way to the ground to the jubilation of spectators.
- Pettersen tames Turnberry, sets 2nd-round lead
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Golf reclaimed center stage from Donald Trump at the Women's British Open as Suzann Pettersen tamed tough early conditions to set a challenging clubhouse target midway through the second round on Friday.Pettersen was the only player among the early starters to break 70, with the Norwegian taming a stiff breeze off the western Scottish coast to shoot a 3-under 69.
- Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly close vote marred by technical problems, taking the games back to the city that hosted the summer version in 2008.
- Brazil data: Olympic water 'unfit' for triathletes to swim
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian government's most recent data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show that water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming.The designation, based on fecal bacteria levels, is available on the website of the Rio de Janeiro environmental agency.