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Gorilla killed after boy falls into zoo enclosure

CINCINNATI — A male gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo was killed by keepers on Saturday after he dragged around a 4-year-old boy who fell into the enclosure, a zoo official said.

Mother of Texas ‘affluenza’ teen indicted for money laundering

FORT WORTH, Texas — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was formally charged with money laundering on Thursday, related to her helping him flee to Mexico last year, her attorney said.

Software problem delays Los Angeles flights

LOS ANGELES — Planes arriving and departing Los Angeles International Airport were delayed on Thursday after a problem with air-traffic control software briefly halted all flights, according to U.S. and local air traffic officials.

Mars is coming out of an ice age

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth’s neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday.

McDonald’s CEO says $15 hourly wage, robots won’t kill jobs

OAK BROOK, Ill. — U.S. restaurant operators would probably not replace workers with robots if they had to pay the $15 hourly wage demanded by protesters, McDonald’s Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday.

New allegations about Casey Anthony surface

ORLANDO, Fla. — Five years after Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter, a civil lawsuit connected to the scandal is still grinding through Central Florida bankruptcy court, with new developments this week.

12-year-old wins National Geographic bee

WASHINGTON — Florida native Rishi Nair, a sixth-grader at Williams Middle Magnet School in Tampa, beat out nine other young geography whizzes to win the National Geographic Bee Championship Wednesday.

Exxon shareholders pass measure that may put climate expert on board

DALLAS — Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp’s annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the board, meaning a climate activist could eventually become a director at the world’s largest publicly traded oil company.

States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as “a massive social experiment.”

Eight protesters arrested at Trump rally in California

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Some 100 people staged a boisterous but largely peaceful demonstration outside a Southern California rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at times taunting his supporters before police moved in and arrested eight people.

Ryan says he hasn’t decided on Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paul Ryan, the top U.S. elected Republican, on Wednesday continued to withhold his support from Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, saying he is not ready to endorse the real estate billionaire, a political neophyte.

Clinton email server broke government rules

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval for her work as U.S. secretary of state, an internal government watchdog said on Wednesday.

Staff errors’ led to 152 inmates serving extra time

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Errors by the agency that oversees the federal prison system resulted in 152 inmates staying in prison beyond their scheduled release dates between 2009 and 2014, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for S.C. shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Starr fired as Baylor president

AUSTIN, Texas — Baylor University declined to comment on reports on Tuesday that Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel charged with investigating Bill Clinton during his presidency who is now the president of the world’s largest Baptist college, has been fired over sexual abuse scandals at the school.

Judge orders Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charge

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered comedian Bill Cosby to stand trial on accusations of sexual assault, the most serious setback so far for a man who epitomized the all-American dad on the 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show.”