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  • Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The jaguar was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team. No people were hurt and the zoo was reopened Sunday. The zoo acquired the alpacas in March from […]

  • Rapper buys every seat in house, takes strangers to movies

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m. showing of the movie “Sorry to Bother You” at the Nickelodeon in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. The Portland Press Herald reports employees told patrons they could see a movie for free as they arrived at the theater. yo, portland maine– catch a flick wit me. i bought out […]

  • Brantley’s homer lifts Indians to 5-2 win over Yankees

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley homered leading off the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians headed into the All-Star break with a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday to split their four-game series. One of six Cleveland players who will be in Washington for Tuesday’s All-Star Game, Brantley broke a 2-2 tie by belting a pitch from Chad Green (5-2) into the seats in right for his 12th homer. The Indians added two more runs in the […]

  • Trump arrives in Finland for closely watched Putin summit

    HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting on Monday with “low expectations.” On the way to meet with a leader who has cracked down on the press in his country, Trump tweeted that the U.S. news media is the “enemy of the people” and complained that “No matter how well I do at […]

  • France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

    MOSCOW— France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for. Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe scored his fourth goal of the tournament for France and the team’s fourth in the 65th minute, about 12 minutes after play resumed at the Luzhniki Stadium. Mbappe, who is 19, is only the second teenager to score in a […]

  • 3 dead, 22 hurt in crash involving bus, other vehicles on New Mexico highway

    BERNALILLO, N.M. —  Authorities say a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on a highway in New Mexico has killed three people and injured 22 others. Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon confirmed the deaths to the Albuquerque Journal . He says the crash occurred early Sunday on Interstate 25 just north of Bernalillo, about 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Albuquerque. Maxon didn’t immediately know what caused the collision involving a passenger bus, a semitruck, a pickup truck […]

  • Police: Paralyzed man zip-tied, used stun gun on dancer

    DECATUR, Ga.— Georgia authorities say a man paralyzed from the waist down paid an exotic dancer to perform at his home and then zip-tied her, demanded sex and shot her with a stun gun. WSB-TV reported Friday that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson of Decatur is charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault. EXCLUSIVE:DeKalb County police say he captured and assaulted at least two exotic dancers.Now, investigators are urging any other possible victims, to come forward.The story, at 5.@wsbtv @DeKalbCountyPD pic.twitter.com/cyibJ5p06t — Audrey […]

  • Romine’s double turns into game-winner, Yanks edge Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Austin Romine came all the way around to score when Cleveland committed two errors on his routine double in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday night. Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and Greg Bird added a solo shot for the Yankees, who moved 30 games over. 500 and kept pace with the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox. Indians All-Star Jose Ramirez belted his 29th homer, giving the […]

  • Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, state fire officials said. Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney, 36, died in the morning hours, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The blaze broke out Friday night in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest. Fire officials said it had burned about 150 […]

  • Video shows cops using coin flip to decide whether to arrest

    ROSWELL, Ga. – Heads, you’re under arrest. Tails, you’re free to go. Body camera video shows Georgia police officers laughing as they use a coin-flip app to decide whether to detain a woman during a traffic stop in April. The video obtained by WXIA-TV shows Roswell police Officer Courtney Brown asking Sarah Webb whether she knew how fast she was going. Webb apologizes, saying she was late for work, and Brown tells her to turn off the car and hand […]

  • Indians recall prospect Francisco Mejia, will DH vs. Yankees

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have recalled top prospect Francisco Mejia from Triple-A Columbus amid speculation about him being part of potential deadline trades. Mejia will bat sixth and serve as Cleveland’s designated hitter for Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees. The 22-year-old usually catches, but the Indians have had him playing in the outfield to improve his versatility. He has caught 40 games this season, played 23 in left field and seven in right. Now that he’s […]

  • Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home next week

    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week. In video messages of the boys shown at a news conference on Saturday, they are seen wearing surgical masks, a safeguard against infection that’s been taken since the last of them were pulled from the Tham Luang cave on […]