Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"

noon July 29

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone.

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Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes

12:03 p.m. July 28

SAN FRANCISCO — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President Barack Obama's announcement of proposed rules that the White House says go as far as the administration can go toward banning all U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.

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Deaths of 18 whales puzzle scientists

7:28 p.m. July 27
Carcasses were found floating off Kodiak Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.

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