But The Farmer Who Let Him Hunt Got Charged
Officials in Zimbabwe charged a second man in connection with the killing of beloved lion Cecil on Tuesday, but it still wasn't the animal's actual killer, American dentist Walter Palmer. Prosecutors accused Zimbabwean former Honest Ndlovu of allowing Palmer to hunt Cecil on his land without the proper permissions. No charges have been filed so far against Palmer, who recently reopened his Minnesota dental office; there was talk of extraditing Palmer, but the National Prosecuting Authority said police have not supplied the proper paperwork so far. Ndlovu is free on $200 bail on charges that carry a one-year jail term and $400 fine.
Alabama Man Found Dead On Tuesday
Police in Birmingham, Alabama, are still trying to figure out how a 31-year-old man died of a gunshot wound on Tuesday. The only suspect so far: his 2-year-old son. "I can't completely go out on a limb and say it was accidental or how he was shot, but the mother of the child called us and said she discovered him and thinks their son may have shot him," police detective Gregg Rector told CNN. "We don't have any indications of an intruder or any indication that the gunshot was self-inflicted." The gun was owned by the victim, whose autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday (Aug. 19).
First The Rangers, Now SEALs
A day after two women became the first to pass the Army Rangers test, the head of the Naval Special Warfare Command said the Navy will open its super-elite SEAL teams to women, too. If they can pass the back-breaking six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training test, that is. Adm. Jon Greenert told the Defense Times, "Why shouldn't anybody who can meet these [standards] be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason." There is no timeline for when the SEAL opening might happen. The Air Force is also working to open all combat jobs to women, but the Marine Corps may try to keep its ground combat jobs male-only.
Quick Take 1: ISIS militants reportedly beheaded a well-known 82-year-old archaeologist, Khaled al-Assad, who had been in charge of overseeing the ancient site at Palmyra in Syria. The terror group reportedly held Assad for a month and had probed him for information on where the town's treasures had been hidden from them, but could not get him to divulge their location.
Quick Take 2: Former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was found guilty on Tuesday of violating jail rules and will have her recreation curbed for three weeks. Manning, who is serving 35 years in a military prison for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, was facing indefinite solitary confinement for alleged misuse of medicine (aka having expired toothpaste) and disorderly conduct (for pushing food onto the floor.)
Daily Vid: The makers of Atlas, a 6-foot-2-inch tall humanoid robot, recently took their creation for a stroll in the woods and the footage is pretty impressive. He's still a bit wobbly on uneven ground, but he can move pretty well on flat stretches.
Daily Quote: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked on Tuesday by a Fox News reporter if, as claimed, she "wiped" her email server clean before handing it over to the FBI. "What? Like with a cloth or something?" she said, laughing. "I don't know how it works digitally at all."