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Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police said Tuesday they are investigating the case of the 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death....

'Shield' actor convicted of murder in killing of wife
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons....

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high crest on Tuesday but could swell further with more rain expected in the coming days....

Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering
Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it, scientists said Tuesday....

After San Bernardino, crisis counselor faces her own grief
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crisis counselor Mandy Pifer has spent the last six years comforting people in the aftermath of death, including a woman whose sister killed herself with an electric chainsaw and an 8-year-old girl who found her mother shot to death on their couch....

Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued....

'Very obviously a mouth': Doctors describe shark bite wound
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The semi-circular shark bite stretches from Maria Korcsmaros' shoulder to her pelvis, teeth marks visible in the shredded flesh of her arm and torso....

Idaho father takes pregnant teen daughter to marry rapist
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri to marry a 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her....

Already hurting for doctors, Louisiana could lose even more
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Bahnsen Miller understands the challenges - and the damages - of Louisiana's budget woes firsthand. You can't ignore them if you've been in one of the state's doctor training programs, constantly at risk of calamity....

150 years after Memphis massacre, marker shows struggle
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The simple marker tells the story of one of the darkest episodes in this city's history, the three-day run of violence known as the Memphis massacre....

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