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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, female southern white rhino, 17-year-old Hope, is shot with tranquilizing darts, so a team of experts can harvest her eggs, at a zoo park in Chorzow, Poland. Scientists in Europe said Tuesday June 25, 2019, they have successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into the female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 25, 2019 - 11:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. The procedure was performed last month on a...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, professional rock climber Alex Honnold blows on his chalked hands at the Earth Treks gym in Englewood, Colo. His fear is that maybe his 2017 ropeless climb of El Capitan in Yosemite featured in the spine-tingling, Academy Award-winning film "Free Solo," just might be the summit of his career. If that's the case, he's made peace with it. These days, he's just as content taking a safer route in indoor climbing gyms. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
June 25, 2019 - 8:24 am
DENVER (AP) — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat. Nice and safe. No heart-pounding fear of a 3,000-foot drop,...
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"Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer, center, plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 24, 2019 - 11:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer playing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:05 p.m. "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer played 14 hands in his debut event at the World...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, Mickey Mouse celebrates the Super Bowl winning team, the New England Patriots, during the Super Bowl victory parade in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Months after workers who play Mickey Mouse and Goofy at Walt Disney World threatened to leave the Teamsters union because of what they called "horrible misrepresentation," General President James Hoffa has appointed two associates to take over the local union in Orlando, Fla., according to a letter from Hoffa posted Monday, June 24, to the doors of the Local 385 union hall. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mouse that roared was heard. Months after workers who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy and other characters at Walt Disney World threatened to leave the Teamsters union because of what they called "horrible misrepresentation," General President James Hoffa appointed two associates...
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This June 21, 2019 photo shows a gambler making bets at a William Hill kiosk inside the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday, June 24, William Hill announced it is donating $50,000 it received from a lawsuit accusing rival FanDuel of copying its betting guide to a New Jersey college to fund creative writing classes. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 24, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bookmaker that accused a rival of copying its sports betting guide almost word for word is, in a sarcastic jab, donating part of a lawsuit settlement involving the matter to a New Jersey college for creative writing courses. William Hill settled a lawsuit in January it...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:14 pm
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox have inducted Roger Clemens into their hall of fame. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox honored the seven-time Cy Young winner in a ceremony before Friday night's game against the Indianapolis Indians. Ex-teammates Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Rich...
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This image taken from video released by @putoranatour/Oleg Krashevsky on Monday, June 17, 2019, shows a polar bear crossing a road in Norilsk, Russia. An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds. (Oleg Krashevsky@putoranatour via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and treatment. The bear was spotted earlier this week in Norilsk, a city of 175,000 people that above the Arctic...
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A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday, June 20, 2019. An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby that became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy. Marevivo said Thursday that the Italian Coast Guard had responded, and surmised that the mother died trying to free its baby, which was trapped in a fishing net. Part of the net was found in the adult's mouth while the baby was completely covered by it. (Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 9:30 am
MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group has reported. The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the mother,...
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The draft board displays the picks for the first round in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 21, 2019 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's NBA draft (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The trade-filled NBA draft is complete. Sacramento took Serbian guard Vanja Marinkovic with the 60th and final selection. That capped a night that saw Duke and Zion Williamson start off a big draft haul for the Atlantic...
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Mike Casey, Exhibits Project Manager at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, moves the newly acquired Bible that belonged to Abraham Lincoln in his final year of life, into an exhibit at the museum following a press conference announcing its arrival Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. Mary Lincoln gave the Bible to family friend Noyes W. Miner in 1872 and it remained in the family's possession until they donated it to the museum. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Conservator Bonnie Parr and Carla Smith, registrar for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, are at left. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 4:56 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president's budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow's labors to solidify his religious standing, historians say...
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