April 29, 2016

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Baby gorilla makes public debut at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse of a four-day-old baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo. The still-unnamed male was born Dec. 26 to mother Jessica and father Paul Donn. Visitors to the zoo on Tuesday were able to see the newborn when Jessica brought him to a glass-enclosed viewing area. Zookeepers say Read More…

Protesters detained after rally near Moscow’s Red Square

MOSCOW (AP) — 18 protesters, including members of the punk provocateur band Pussy Riot, have been detained in Moscow after spending the night near the Red Square. Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina said on Twitter that she and other protesters who stayed the night near the famous Moscow landmark were detained by police early Wednesday. Read More…

First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of researchers think they may have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started — with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. The researchers explored an area in southeastern Guinea where 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno fell ill a year ago and died. Health officials believe Read More…

2-year-old accidentally kills mother in Idaho Wal-Mart

HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A shopping trip to a northern Idaho Wal-Mart turned tragic when a 2-year-old boy reached into his mother’s purse, grabbed her concealed gun and accidentally killed the woman, authorities said. Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, who was described as a loving mother, was shopping Tuesday with her son and three other children Read More…

Canada police: Man kills 8 people before taking own life

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children before taking his own life in Edmonton, Alberta, in what the police chief on Tuesday called the city’s worst mass murder. Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht told a news conference late Tuesday night that there was no suggestion of Read More…

Palestinians plan next steps after failed UN bid

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian leadership is meeting Wednesday to plan its next steps after a resolution to end Israel’s occupation was rejected by the U.N. Security Council, and could set a date for applying to join the International Criminal Court, Palestinian officials said. The U.N. vote Tuesday against the Palestinian bid, which Read More…

Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in anew year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite from the gloom will converge on the beaches of Brazil, the shores of Sydney harbor and the Read More…

Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses. “Help us, God, to move forward, even though we are surrounded by darkness,” the Rev. Philip Mantofa, whose Read More…

Short-handed Cavaliers give Hawks a fight, but fall short

ATLANTA — No LeBron James. No Al Horford. Late decisions by Cleveland and Atlanta to hold out the two stars could have led to a letdown, but Paul Millsap made sure the Hawks were tough down the stretch. Millsap scored 26 points and took over for Atlanta in the fourth quarter to help hold off Read More…

Ravens security director charged with sex offense

BALTIMORE (AP) — The security director of the Baltimore Ravens was charged Tuesday night with a sex offense and is due in court in February, according to court records. Online court records for Baltimore City District Court on Tuesday night showed Darren Sanders was charged with fourth-degree sexual offense, related to an incident that occurred Dec. 14. Read More…