By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - An animal rights group said SeaWorld Entertainment Inc, known for its dolphin and killer whale performances, sent an employee on secret missions to infiltrate events organized by the group in an attempt to undermine its work. For years, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has campaigned against SeaWorld over its treatment of killer whales. In 2011, the group sued the company for violating the civil rights of a captive orca.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Author Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville buzzed with excitement Tuesday over the release of her novel "Go Set a Watchman," which was actually the first draft of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird."
The family of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a white police officer put him in a chokehold a year ago, renewed calls to criminally charge the police officer on Tuesday, a day after the family reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City. A grand jury in December declined to indict the officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Garner, 43, in the chokehold, a maneuver banned by the New York City Police Department. After the state grand jury declined to indict, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in December promised a full investigation into Garner's death.
NEW YORK (AP) — The relatives of an unarmed black man who died after being put in a white police officer's chokehold said Tuesday that the nearly $6 million settlement they reached with the city wasn't a victory as they continued pressing for federal civil rights charges.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was executed Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to intervene.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton embraced a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling it the most effective path for the U.S. to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. But she warned it would need strict enforcement, underscoring the tension between President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy and the White House aspirations of his first secretary of state.
David Zink, 55, was pronounced dead at 7:41 p.m. CDT after receiving a fatal dose of drugs at a state prison, said Mike O'Connell, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections. "David Zink callously took a young woman's life, and it is fitting he pay by losing his own," Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said in a statement.
The non-profit organization said the video had been heavily edited and recorded by a group that was established to damage its reputation. The video, which has gotten widespread exposure on the Internet, was produced by the California-based Center for Medical Progress, a self-described organization of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.
FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — Doris Hardin watched the water rise from the window of her mobile home in rural Johnson County. Her lights flickered off then her neighbor banged on the door, shouting for her to flee.