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South Africans indicted in US on illegal hunts
Two South African brothers have been indicted in Alabama on charges accusing them of conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in Africa, money laundering and trafficking in rhino horns.
Border deaths drop to 15-year low
The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years.
Stocks surge as US companies report higher profits
Stocks are closing with big gains after several major U.S. companies reported higher profits.
Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady
Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20.
US airline profits soar as fuel costs ease
Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines, and much of the credit goes to the falling cost of fuel.
Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada's Parliament
The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder.
Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'
Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.
Pennsylvania man in trouble for painting Main St
Some people paint the town. A western Pennsylvania man just painted a little stretch of Main Street, and now he's in trouble for it.
Bank robber who bummed cigarette faces sentencing
A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker was set to be sentenced by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
Princeton prof accused of theft to tutor students
The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.
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