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YOSEMITE NA­TIONAL PARK, Calif. — Yosemite Na­tional Park of­fi­cials said Thurs­day they have no plans to add new warn­ing signs or other pro­tec­tions to the area where three young peo­ple were swept over a 317-foot wa­ter­fall this week.

Wit­nesses say the three hikers ig­nored warn­ings and climbed guard rail­ing at the top of Ver­nal Fall on Tues­day to wade into the Merced River sev­eral dozen feet from the wa­ter's drop.

One woman slipped, and two men fell in while try­ing to save her. Yosemite spokesman Scott Ged­i­man says the site’s rail­ing and sin­gle sign are ad­e­quate and it’s the visi­tor’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to ex­er­cise judg­ment and cau­tion when near any cliff.


ATLANTA — Ge­or­gia’s at­tor­ney gen­eral moved to halt the video­tap­ing of an ex­e­cu­tion sched­uled for Thurs­day night, which could be­come the first known video record­ing of a U.S. ex­e­cu­tion since 1992.

State pros­e­cu­tors on Thurs­day asked a state judge in Butts County for per­mis­sion to ap­peal her rul­ing al­low­ing the video record­ing to the Ge­or­gia Supreme Court.

The state’s top court on Wed­nes­day had let the lower court's rul­ing stand, cit­ing a pro­ce­dural er­ror by the state. The court held the state had not moved through the proper chan­nels to ap­peal.


BER­LIN — The bones of Adolf Hitler’s deputy Ru­dolf Hess were ex­humed un­der cover of dark­ness, burned and se­cretly scat­tered at sea af­ter his grave be­came a shrine for thou­sands of neo-Nazis, a ceme­tery of­fi­cial said Thurs­day.

Work­ers re­moved Hess’ re­mains from his fam­ily’s plot with the per­mis­sion of his rel­a­tives, cre­mated the bones and dis­persed them be­fore dawn on Wed­nes­day, said An­dreas Fa­bel, a ceme­tery ad­min­is­tra­tor in the Bavar­ian town of Wun­siedel.

Hess was cap­tured in 1941 when he parachuted into Scot­land say­ing he wanted to ne­go­ti­ate peace be­tween Bri­tain and Ger­many.


SAN DIEGO — Call­ing all su­per­heroes, zom­bies, space aliens, comic-book lovers and kids of all ages: Comic-Con is here.

The pop-cul­ture con­ven­tion, which an­nu­ally draws thou­sands of cos­tumed fans to San Diego, be­gan Thurs­day, but the die-hards (and those with week­end-long passes) were get­ting a peek at the col­or­ful con­ven­tion floor on Wed­nes­day night

The line for badges to ac­cess the fes­ti­val was al­ready wrapped around the San Diego Con­ven­tion Cen­ter by Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Upon re­ceiv­ing their passes, con­ven­tion­eers pe­rused a 192-page event guide and toted over­sized loot bags em­bla­zoned with “The Jus­tice League” as they milled about the streets of down­town San Diego in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the fes­ti­val’s open­ing.

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