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Indian officials burn rhino horns to stop illegal trade

Sep. 22, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Indian officials burned about 2,500 old rhino horns on Wednesday to spread awareness of the need to protect the rare animal on World Rhino Day. Dozens of Hindu priests performed rituals and chanted prayers as the top Assam state elected official,...

Canadian recounts her abduction by jihadis in Burkina Faso

Sep. 22, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Nearly a year and a half after being abducted by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso, Edith Blais risked her life to escape, fearing she’d never be free. ”(What you’re thinking is either) you stay there your whole life and you die...

Escapees captured, Israel opens crossing near prison break

Sep. 22, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Wednesday reopened a crossing with the occupied West Bank for the first time since six prisoners tunneled out of a nearby Israeli prison, a rare escape that triggered a massive search before they were all recaptured. The Israeli...

$5K reward for info on bighorn sheep ram poaching in Arizona

Sep. 22, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Officials with the Arizona Game and Fish Department are still seeking information about the poaching of a mature desert bighorn sheep ram south of Buckeye. The incident occurred July 10 in the Buckeye Hills at Gillespie Dam. ...

US appeals court to hear Mississippi voting rights case

Sep. 22, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Mississippi's ban on voting rights for people convicted of some felonies — a case that could affect thousands of people. The original list of...

Suspects in Kristin Smart disappearance could face trial

Sep. 22, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — When the sheriff of San Luis Obispo County hailed the arrests in April of a father and son in the 25-year-old disappearance of college student Kristin Smart, he said he was confident they had the evidence needed to convict them. A judge on...

Woman found dead in freezer was ex-LA sheriff's detective

Sep. 22, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 87-year-old woman found dead inside a freezer in the garage of her Southern California home was a retired homicide detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, authorities said Tuesday. Miriam E. Travis retired as a detective...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2021. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 3:20 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 2014, the United States and five Arab...

Shootings, school fights in Peoria; police: 'time to act'

Sep. 21, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The mayor said Peoria is at a “breaking point” after three shootings so far this week, the city's 23rd homicide in 2021 and a major fight at a high school. More than a dozen people from the school district, city hall and other groups stood with...

Top Southern Baptist committee funds sex abuse probe

Sep. 21, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention committee agreed Tuesday to fund a third-party investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations but held off on waiving its attorney-client privilege for the probe, delaying for the future a decision seen as a key...