FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, afternoon rush our traffic moves along a highway in Phoenix. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today’s vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

Drivers behind the wheel of older cars aren’t enjoying some of the latest advanced safety features or infotainment systems that effectively turn cars into cellphones on wheels.

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Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

Walter James Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, was identified on Tuesday by both the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force and the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe as the American hunter, a name that police then confirmed.

This undated Oregon driver identification photo released Monday, July 27, 2015, by the Charleston, W. Va., Police Department shows Neal Falls, of Springfield, Ore., killed by a women he attacked on July 18 in Charleston. Police are investigating whether Falls had any connection to cases of suspicious deaths and missing women in other states. (Oregon DMV/Charleston Police Department via AP)

Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

Neal Falls, of Springfield, Oregon, was carrying axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed July 18, and authorities said Monday he had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states.

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Joyce Mitchell appears before Judge Mark Rogers in Plattsburgh, N.Y., City Court for a hearing. The New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run will face charges in court and will be arraigned on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (G.N. Miller/New York Post via AP, Pool, File)

Prison worker accused of helping killers escape due in court

Authorities say Joyce Mitchell became close to the pair, agreed to be their getaway driver and even discussed killing her husband. But she backed out at the last moment, forcing Matt and Sweat to flee on foot after they emerged from a manhole near the maximum-security prison.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, speaks next to Mass. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, left, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, second from left, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, right, during a news conference in Boston, Monday, July 27, 2015, regarding Boston no longer being a 2024 Summer Olympics contender. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (Ted Fitzgerald/The Boston Herald via AP)

Boston loses 2024 Olympic Bid

Later Monday afternoon, the USOC announced that it was, indeed, backing away from Boston in what was described as a mutual agreement to give the United States hope of hosting its first Summer Games since 1996. Officials said they would explore other cities, with the most likely being Los Angeles.

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA will stop looking at old phone records

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Mary Roy, of Potosi, Mo., holds a rosary in support of a pro-life rally, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, outside a Planned Parenthood building in St. Louis. Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a second undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

US pro-choice group under fire over abortion videos

Two stealthily recorded videos show officials with a leading U.S. reproductive health organization discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.