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  • Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial…

  • UK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron met his Dutch counterpart on Thursday as he began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship…

  • Thursday Morning Rundown

    Big Reston Bucket List — Here’s a giant checklist of (mostly family friendly) fun things to do around Reston this summer. [Modern Reston] Airport RideSharing — Should services such as Uber and Lyft be allowed…

  • Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400…

  • Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance

    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself. Blatter called together leaders of FIFA’s regions as world soccer is rocked…

  • No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

    PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France…

  • GoPro gets real … virtually real

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro’s are rising before the opening bell after the company’s CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action…

  • Former NY governor Pataki inches toward 2016 starting line

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line. The former three-term…

  • Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship

    LONDON (AP) — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer’s global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared…

  • The Latest: Kvitova through to French Open third round

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 1:51 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the French Open third round. The fourth seed beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.…

  • THE LATEST: CAF backs Blatter, says FIFA vote should go on

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: 1:30 p.m. (1130 GMT, 7:30 a.m. EDT) The Confederation of African Football has repeated its backing for Sepp Blatter and wants the FIFA presidential election to go…

  • NPR’s ‘Serial’ plans for 2 more seasons, beginning this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Serial” junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. National Public Radio’s wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series. In an email sent to “Serial” newsletter subscribers on Wednesday,…

  • Preparation begins for White House fence improvements

    WASHINGTON – Government contractors have gathered outside the White House to put the finishing touches on a plan to add extra security. According to the United States Secret Service, workers will be on the sidewalk…

  • Toddler stable after falling from Brooklyn apartment window

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 2-year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after falling from a third-floor window in Brooklyn. Police say it happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday on 44th street in the Borough…

  • Iconic Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland

    AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — An iconic lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland. The $3 million effort to move the Gay Head Lighthouse, among the…