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Lion kills safari guide in Zimbabwe

Lion kills safari guide in Zimbabwe

A safari guide was killed by a lion in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, the same wildlife reserve where the lion Cecil was shot by a Minnesota dentist in July, the national parks management authority said Tuesday. Quinn Swales was tracking a pride of two male and two female lions with cubs during a walking safari with six foreign guests Monday. One male lion, who was wearing a tracking collar and named Nxaha, attacked and killed the 40-year-old guide, the park said. None of the tourists was harmed.

Student holds classroom hostage

A 14-year-old boy with a handgun held 29 students and a teacher hostage in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he let them go after negotiations and surrendered, State Police said. No injuries were reported. State Police Lt. Michael Baylous said the male student had taken a pistol into a second-floor classroom at Philip Barbour High School in the north-central part of the state. The student was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and a local prosecutor will decide on charges, Baylous said.

Wine train says sorry to group

California's Napa Valley Wine Train has issued an apology to a mostly black women's book club that said members were booted from the train because of their race. Wine train CEO Anthony "Tony" Giaccio issued a statement Tuesday saying the company was "100 percent wrong in its handling of this issue." Wine train spokesman Sam Singer said train employees had asked the women to either quiet down or get off the wine train and accept a free bus ride back to their starting point Saturday.

By the Numbers

47M People living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009, according to researchers with Alzheimer's Disease International. They warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years.

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