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Killing of Cecil's Son Highlights Peril Facing African Lions

Killing of Cecil's Son Highlights Peril Facing African Lions

By Christopher Torchia | Jul 21
Cecil the Lion's son Xanda has been killed by a big game hunter, bringing fresh scrutiny on the "trophy" hunting of a species whose numbers in the African wild have plummeted.

Samsung to Recover Rare Metals, Components in Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung to Recover Rare Metals, Components in Galaxy Note 7s

By Youkyung Lee | Jul 21
Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste.

France: Le Pen's Embattled National Front Rethinks Itself

France: Le Pen's Embattled National Front Rethinks Itself

Jul 21
Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party is holding a high-tension meeting that could lead to a name change and a rethink of the party's demand to pull France out of the euro.

Months Needed for Additional Study of Dakota Access Pipeline

Months Needed for Additional Study of Dakota Access Pipeline

By Blake Nicholson | Jul 21
Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they also advocate for keeping the line operating during the study.

Chipotle Closes Virginia Store After Reports of Illness

Chipotle Closes Virginia Store After Reports of Illness

By Candice Choi | Jul 20
Chipotle's efforts to move past its food scares have been complicated by fresh reports of illnesses, which prompted it to temporarily close a restaurant this week.

Disney Parks Name Star Wars Lands Galaxy's Edge

Disney Parks Name Star Wars Lands Galaxy's Edge

By Joseph Longo | Jul 19
Disney Parks isn't letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jul 18
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Gasoline Thieves are Out of Control - and Deadly - in Mexico

Gasoline Thieves are Out of Control - and Deadly - in Mexico

By Mark Stevenson | Jul 16
Fuel theft in Mexico used to be a few villagers drilling holes in pipelines and carrying away the gasoline in jugs. But heavy arms and violence reflect its growth into a billion-dollar business.

Insect Attack! U.S. West is Battling Crop-Killing Swarms

By Rebecca Boone | Jul 16
Experts say this year could be a banner one for Mormon crickets - 3-inch-long bugs named after the Mormon pioneers who moved West and learned firsthand the insect's devastating effect on forage and grain fields.

Is It a Sick Day? Vacation Day? With PTO, it Doesn't Matter

Is It a Sick Day? Vacation Day? With PTO, it Doesn't Matter

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Jul 15
A growing number of companies combine vacation and sick time into one bucket called paid time off, or PTO. Staffers decide whether they're going to use the days for vacation, when they or a relative is ill, or for family events.

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