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SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

SeaWorld Won’t Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With OrcasSeaWorld has decided not to appeal a court ruling that prohibits its trainers from performing with killer whales, the Orlando Sentinel reports, citing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By MilitantsExtremist group the Islamic State claims to have executed American journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in 2012. The FBI is evaluating a video that was posted online Tuesday, purporting to show Foley's beheading.

Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands DriversMonsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents and stranding residents and drivers.

Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After IndictmentTexas Gov. Rick Perry went to a courthouse to be booked after being indicted by an Austin grand jury on Friday for alleged abuse of power.

Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief TargetedIsrael says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, leading it to respond with at least 60 airstrikes after a short-lived cease-fire with Hamas broke down Tuesday.

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Castro’s Niece Casts Rare ‘No’ Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay RightsMariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro — and the niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves by voting "no" on a workers' rights bill, saying it didn't protect people with unconventional gender identities.

A ‘Different Dynamic’ In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

A ‘Different Dynamic’ In Ferguson, But With 47 ArrestsTear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent from Ferguson's streets last night, as protesters and police avoided the clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed black teenager's death at the hands of police in the St. Louis suburb last weekend.

Poet Known As The ‘Lioness of Iran’ Dies At 87

Poet Known As The ‘Lioness of Iran’ Dies At 87One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani reportedly had been in a coma for more than two weeks.

A U.S. Naval Ship Sunk During World War II Is Identified

A U.S. Naval Ship Sunk During World War II Is IdentifiedMore than 70 years later, U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea was the wreck of the ship dubbed "The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast."

Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket AttacksIsrael said today that it had resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state.