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Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
BALMA, France (AP) - A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived at a French military testing facility Saturday where it will be analyzed by experts. A truck brought the roughly 8-foot (2.44-meter) component known as a flaperon to the DGA TA aeronautical testing site near Toulouse, accompanied by police motorcycles and a police car.


Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash
WASHINGTON (AP) - It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results.


Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week. Conservationists decided the most natural thing was to leave the bones where they were for hyenas to finish off, said Brent Stapelkamp, a lion researcher and part of a team that had tracked and studied Cecil for nine years.


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UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) - Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. The Hampshire Police force said formal post-mortems were still being conducted, but the victims were believed to be "the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all of whom are from the bin Laden family." It said all three were Saudi nationals who were visiting Britain on vacation. The plane's Jordanian pilot also died.


Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd. Enter the town hall.


Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) - The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice" - muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality - was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender.


WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests. The moves come after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to Olympic athletes in venues around Rio rife with sewage.


The Latest: Mourners arrive for funeral of Bobbi Kristina
11:50 a.m. (EDT) Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica is the latest personality to show up at a church in suburban Atlanta for a memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown.


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details.


Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico
PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) - A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally. A group of artists known as the Germ Collective have spent 14 months turning the hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas into a giant, colorful mural in an effort to bring the working-class "barrio" together and change its gritty image.

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