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China to outlaw eating of protected animal species

BEIJING - China will jail people who eat rare animals for 10 years or more under a new interpretation of the criminal law, state media reported, as the government seeks to close a legal loophole and better protect the natural environment.

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Ship that sank in 1888 found near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO - The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014

Two 10-year-olds caught selling grandparents' pot at Colorado school

DENVER - Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014

Tennessee man breaks into civil rights museum, then falls asleep

- A Tennessee man looking for a place to sleep found a bed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where the Rev. Martin Luther King was shot and killed in 1968.

U.S., 23 Apr 2014

NYPD Twitter campaign backfires, thousands of negative tweets

NEW YORK - A New York Police Department campaign to burnish its image via social media instead produced a flood of pictures of apparent police brutality and tweets critical of the force being shared at a rate of thousands an hour.

U.S., Tech, Media, 23 Apr 2014

Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fake distress report: court

CLEVELAND - An Ohio man whose hoax distress call triggered a massive U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue mission on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday.

U.S., 22 Apr 2014