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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 1, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 28 The Post and Courier on some cities in South Carolina mandating that people wear masks in public spaces, including in restaurants: South Carolina’s hospitality industry got overtaken by events this past week — in a good way —...

California woman gored multiple times by Yellowstone bison

Jun. 29, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 72-year-old California woman was gored and injured multiple times by a wild bison at Yellowstone National Park after repeatedly approaching the animal to take its photograph, park administrators said Monday. The woman was flown to an Idaho hospital for treatment of...

13-year-old female lion at Tennessee zoo dies

Jun. 28, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee zoo has lost its second female African lion to illness in the past year. Zoo Knoxville officials announced the death of a 13-year-old lionness named Ann on Saturday, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. She died of suspected complications after undergoing surgery for...

PETA alleges neglect by zoo from Netflix’s 'Tiger King'

Jun. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating an Oklahoma zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” series after an animal rights group accused it of neglect. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent requests to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate Greater...

Crew members of a Russian cargo ship take a bus to hospital for their treatment as quarantine officers wearing protective gears stand at the Gamcheon Port in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. South Korea said it was testing more than a hundred workers at the southern port of Busan following a virus outbreak among crew members of a Russian cargo ship. (Cho Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: SKorea continues upward trend in new infections

Jun. 23, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has reported 51 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections. The figures released Wednesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 12,535 with 281 deaths. It...

The 3-year old panda cub Xiang Xiang is seen at the reopened Ueno Zoo in Tokyo Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Hundreds of Tokyo residents flocked to Ueno zoo on Tuesday after it reopened for the first time since it closed in February due to coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: Virus sets off new school closures in Australia

Jun. 23, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, resulting in the closing of two primary schools in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews said there would be “significant community transmission” among the new cases. Andrews said one of the...

Infections exceed 82,000, as new reported deaths slow

Jun. 22, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania now exceed 82,000, while new reports of coronavirus-related deaths have slowed significantly in the past couple days, according to Department of Health data. The department on Monday reported 456 new cases, and three new deaths. That was...

Chicago to join state in reopening museums, zoos on Friday

Jun. 22, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will join the rest of Illinois in the next reopening phase starting Friday, allowing museums, gyms and zoos to open for business with restrictions in place. Public health officials said Monday that COVID-19 metrics required for reopening under state and city plans have been met,...

In this photo taken Thursday, June 18, 2020 Nick Watney signals after a tee shot during the first round of the RBC Heritage Golf tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C. Watney has tested positive for coronavirus and did not play in Friday's round. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

'An absolute zoo': Positive test, busy island rattle golf

Jun. 20, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Carlos Ortiz headed for dinner near the Harbour Town lighthouse and it felt like old times, which didn't necessarily mean good times. This idyllic island is a summer destination, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a 30-minute wait, and once you get in...

San Francisco mountain lion may have killed zoo animals

Jun. 19, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mountain lion that was captured roaming the streets of San Francisco this week may have killed three animals at the city zoo, authorities said. Two wallaroos and a red kangaroo were found dead in their outdoor exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo and it appears that a local wild...