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APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad sw... Full Story

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  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants
    APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlifetrafficking.

  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town
    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.

  • AP Top News at 6:50 a.m. EDT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had...

  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
    In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies
    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

  • Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'
    Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'

    BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead ad the other had fled.

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
    San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

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  • Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy
    Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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