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National & World SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments (Photo Gallery)
Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.
National & World Police identify officer, allege teen robbed store Police identify officer, allege teen robbed store (Photo Gallery)
Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
National & World Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime' Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime' (Photo Gallery)
The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people has turned parts of West Africa into a medical battle zone and could last up to six more months, Doctors Without Borders warned on Friday as a worker on the front lines in Liberia acknowledged that the true death toll is unknown.
National & World Iraq's al-Maliki steps down, gives up post to rival Iraq's al-Maliki steps down, gives up post to rival
Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late Thursday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.
National & World DA: Amish girls safe after apparent abduction
Two missing Amish sisters turned up safe Thursday evening, about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York, authorities said.
National & World Sept. 11 suspect pushes for details of FBI inquiry
The lead attorney for the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Thursday he might withdraw from the case unless the judge orders the government to divulge details about FBI investigations of defense team members.