Top US News: Director Of Cincinnati Zoo Stands By Decision To Kill Gorilla; 3 Girls Killed, 8 Injured In Florida Crash; & More

Top US News: Director Of Cincinnati Zoo Stands By Decision To Kill Gorilla; 3 Girls Killed, 8 Injured In Florida Crash; & More
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Director of Cincinnati Zoo stands by decision to kill the animal


The director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Thane Maynard, said that he stands by the decision to kill the silverback gorilla in the wake of the incident that involved a 4-year-old boy falling into a moat that contained the animal, FOX News reports.

Outrage over the incident has been expressed by animal rights groups. According to Maynard, the gorilla was “clearly agitated and clearly disoriented” when the response team was sent to kill the animal.

3 girls killed, 8 injured in Florida crash

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Three girls were killed and eight others were injured in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Titusville on Monday, as reported by CBS News. Malfunctioning of a tire is being suspected to be the cause of the accident, which led to the vehicle flipping. The three girls were declared dead on the scene, while the injured were transported to the hospital. A child, who was ejected over a perimeter fence, was among the injured.

Tanner family home, from Full House, up for sale

The three-bedroom home of the Tanner family, from the show Full House, is up for sale, the Hollywood Reporter notes. It has been listed at $4.15 million. Located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, San Francisco, the home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, eat in island kitchen, and a “classically designed garden.”

While the filming of the show, which ran from 1987 until 1995, didn’t occur inside the property, the home featured in the credits.

Johnny Depp tours with his band amid Amber Heard abuse allegations

Facing abuse allegations from Amber Heard, the Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp toured with his band, the Hollywood Vampires, on Sunday. As reported by People, Depp’s performance comes in the wake of Heard being granted a temporary restraining order against the actor. The couple had been married for 15 months.

Search for missing 12-year-old boy in Kankakee River continued on Sunday

The search for the 12-year-old boy who was walking with his 13-year-old sister near the Kankakee River continued Sunday, as reported by Crews went into the river Sunday evening but did not find the boy. The boy’s sister was recovered from the river but was unresponsive. She was transported to the St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet and remained in serious condition during the journey.

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