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Conservation group wants Cecil the lion’s head displayed, and people aren’t happy



Now that police have seized the head of beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force is calling for the lion’s head to be mounted in a case in Hwange National Park, where he was killed last month.

The killing of Cecil has caused an uproar across the world, prompting debates on everything from the controversy over big game hunting itself to how best to punish Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who took it upon himself to kill the lion. (Palmer had planned to keep…

Drone drops drugs onto prison yard, brawl ensues



While some tech companies have their sights set on commercial deliveries by drone, the black market is already one step ahead

Prison guards at the Mansfield Correctional Institute in Mansfield, Ohio, responded to a fight that broke out on the north recreation yard at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time on July 29, the Mansfield News Journal reports. After authorities reviewed surveillance footage, it was determined that a drone had dropped a package of drugs on the lawn, which started the…

Striking views of Super Typhoon Soudelor as it tracks toward Taiwan, China



Super Typhoon Soudelor is not only the strongest tropical cyclone of 2015, but also the most striking, based on images from satellites and a lucky Japanese astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Kimiya Yui, a new addition to the ISS, took a picture of Soudelor on Tuesday, when the storm had winds of 160 miles per hour, or 140 knots, with gusts to 195 miles per hour, or 170 knots

Soudelor’s winds maxed out late Monday eastern time at an incredible 180 mile-per-hour super typhoon,…

Sandra Bland’s family sues Texas officials over her death in police custody



The family of a young black woman who died in police custody filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the white state trooper who pulled arrested her in early July.

During a Tuesday morning press conference, Sandra Bland’s family demanded answers from police who found the 28-year-old dead in her jail cell on July 13.

“We are three weeks out from Sandra’s death, we are a week out from her funeral…

Goofball cops offer drug dealers ‘free service’ to eliminate their competition



This is one way to lose a few friends.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky posted a flyer on its Facebook page on Monday that tells drug dealers to “report your competition” to the police.

“Attention drug dealers. Is your drug dealing competition costing you money?” the tongue-in-cheek flyer asks. “We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition.” It then asks alleged dealers fill out seven lines of said rival’s information, from his or her home address to…

Portrait of Australian surfer painted with pale ale beer



The Australian surfing great Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew has been immortalised in the way Australians know best — with beer.

In a portrait titled “The Next Wave,” renowned watercolour artist Grant Molony captured the unique character of Rabbit using pale ale and paint brushes.

Rabbit has three world surfing titles under his belt, and was making a name for himself as a young gun when the legendary “28 Day Swell…

Surf legend Mick Fanning donates TV interview fee to shark attack victim



Australian surfer Mick Fanning, who made international headlines for fighting off a shark with his bare hands, is also a super nice bloke.

The three-time world champion has donated the A$75,000 he received from an interview to a fellow shark attack victim. He earned the money by sitting down with Channel Nine’s current affairs program 60 Minutes to talk about his near-death attack at the J-Bay Open in South Africa.

He spoke of…

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At least 2 dead, 15 injured in New Hampshire tent collapse



At least two people were killed and 15 injured when a circus tent collapsed during a performance at the Lancaster Fairgrounds in Lancaster, New Hampshire, on Monday night as strong storms swept through the area

Initial reports said as many as 250 people were trapped when the collapse occurred

Breaking: NH officials say 2 dead, 15 injured in tent collapse during storm in Lancaster, NH #NHwx

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