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Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

Associated Press

A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months.

Characters in costume from Boston Comic Con stand on the field before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox Boston, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Marvel at madness: Things to know about Boston's Comic Con

- Associated Press

Get out your favorite Sailor Moon costume and grab a bottle of water. The Boston Comic Con is this weekend, and it's forecast to be a hot one. From Friday through Sunday, comic and costume fans will gather at the Seaport World Trade Center for a line-up of contests, panels and celebrity appearances.

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning in a baseball game Sunday, July 26, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Dodgers bolster pitching in huge deal with Braves, Marlins

- Associated Press

The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday.

FILE - In this file aerial photo taken on Sunday, April  13, 2014, Orthodox priests and believers participate in the Palm Sunday procession around the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

- Associated Press

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.

Ben Emmerson QC who represents Marina Litvinenko, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Closing statements for the Litvinenko inquiry started Thursday at the court, Litvinenko died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Litvinenko widow accuses Putin of ordering husband killing

- Associated Press

Nine years after former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko drank radioactive tea at a London hotel, an inquiry into his death ended Friday with his widow claiming President Vladimir Putin ordered the killing - and Moscow accusing Britain of politicizing the probe.

Public has until Aug. 28 to comment on Hanford plan

Associated Press

People who have an opinion about the creation of a national park at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have until Aug. 28 to comment on the operations plan created by the federal government.

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses her statement during the special session on Ebola of the Executive Board, at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland. An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday, July 31, 2015.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)

UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa

- Associated Press

The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.

FILE - In this image takem from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a Cecil.  (Paula French via AP)

US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project

- Associated Press

A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.