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US man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn’t aware of the animal’s status “until the end of the hunt.” Walter Palmer, who has a felony record in the …

Cash Homebuyers Pull Back as Foreclosures Vanish in U.S.

The share of U.S. home purchases made with cash has fallen to a five-year low as investors pull back from a property market that’s rebounding without them. Fewer than 25 percent of single-family home and condominium purchases were all-cash transactions in May, the lowest level since November 2009 and down …