Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Giraffe Dies From Urinary Condition

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 9-year-old giraffe at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has died from an acute and untreatable urinary condition. Officials say the giraffe named Travis died at the zoo on Friday. The zoo now has four giraffes and that exhibit is open. Officials say the remaining...

Horseback rider on NYC bridge is raising awareness of hunger

NEW YORK (AP) — A cowboy who tied up traffic by riding a horse across a busy bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey says he is traversing the country to raise money and awareness for child hunger. Tod Mishler, 80, was followed across the Outerbridge Crossing on...

Pilot, bystander hurt after plane crashes in Detroit street

DETROIT (AP) — A small plane that had been trailing a banner over crowds gathered for a fireworks display crash-landed in a Detroit residential street, injuring the pilot and a bystander who was electrocuted by a power line that the aircraft brought down, authorities said....

High court will hear dispute over service dog at school

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from an 11-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wasn’t allowed to bring her service dog to school. The justices said Tuesday they will consider whether Ehlena Fry’s family can sue the school...

Supreme Court will review unusual citizenship law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee a dispute about an odd piece of U.S. citizenship law that treats men and women differently. The justices said they will hear a case about a law that applies only to children born outside the U.S. to one parent...

England's woes stretch into more years of hurt

AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis NICE, France (AP) — For England, the 2016 European Championship will be a tournament few will ever forget – for all the wrong reasons. The tournament started with hooligans running amok in Marseille and ended with one of the national...

PHOTO GALLERY: Through time, Summitt changed women's hoops

AP Photo/WADE PAYNE KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With an icy glare on the sidelines, Pat Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012. Summitt helped grow...

House Republicans fault US military response to Benghazi

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by the House Benghazi panel is faulting the military for its slow response sending resources to Benghazi, Libya, during deadly 2012 attacks on a U.S. outpost, despite clear orders from President Barack Obama and...

Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Needing yet another men’s basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program. Pat Summitt said no. She wasn’t interested in the job in 1994 after Wade Houston was...
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Italian film comic Bud Spencer, the 'good giant,' dies at 86

AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz ROME (AP) — Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the “good giant” for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86. Italian news agency ANSA quoted his son,...