MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From a Minnesota dentist caught up in a global firestorm over a lion hunt to a little boy getting two new hands, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, July 29.
A Minnesota dentist is in the middle of a global firestorm for a recent hunting trip to Zimbabwe.
Dr. Walter Palmer is accused of illegally killing a 13-year-old collared research lion named Cecil.
Palmer paid $55,000 to go on a guided hunt, but officials say the guides lured the lion outside the protection of a national park.
In a statement, Palmer said he relied on those guides to make sure the hunt was legal.
Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, debuts Wednesday.
The company insists Windows 10 will seem familiar to users of Windows 7 – the 6-year-old operating system still running on most PCs.
Microsoft and PC makers want to erase the last big update with its jarring design.
The company is counting on millions of people to download Windows 10 in the coming months.
Science is so cool.
Little 8-year-old Zion Harvey now has two new hands.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia transplanted both donor hands and forearms onto Zion, who several years earlier had undergone amputation due to a kidney infection.
This is something that was never before attempted in a child and has only been done 25 times on adults.
Zion’s wish is to swing on monkey bars.
Jane Birkin wants nothing to do with the Birkin Bag!
The Hermès’ Birkin bag has been the ultimate status symbol for 31 years. It was named for model Jane Birkin.
But according to a statement released by PETA, Birkin was moved to action when she learned how crocodiles and alligators were harmed in the process of the bag’s production.
Hermes says they respect her emotions.