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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. June 30, 2022. Editorial: ICA, Pitter Patter partnership a sight for parents’ sore eyes If it takes a village to raise a child, some of us may need to ask ourselves if we’re falling down on the job. The numbers are...

Beaches reopen after shark attacks Long Island lifeguard

Jul. 04, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials were using drones to watch for sharks Monday at some Long Island beaches after a shark attack injured a lifeguard. Lifeguards also started work an hour early to scan the water for signs of sharks off Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches, Suffolk County...

Game and Fish staff rescues young bald eagle in Flagstaff

Jul. 04, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — After watching the strange behavior of a youngster, residents on the Forest Highlands golf course decided to make a call for help. But it wasn’t a human they were worried about. It was a young bald eagle. And the Arizona Game and Fish...

Romanian woman killed in 2nd Egypt shark attack in days

Jul. 04, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a tourist from the country was killed in a shark attack while vacationing in Egypt, making it the second shark attack death there in recent days. A 68-year-old Austrian woman died on Friday after losing an arm...

Volunteers help keep Greenwood as a Bee City USA partner

Jul. 04, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Rusty Wilson was lying down in the garden, peering up at the undersides of Milkweed leaves. Wilson, a master gardener and horticulturist, retired as the state’s director of pesticide regulation from Clemson University. Now, he’s one of the volunteers who...

Shark attacks Long Island lifeguard during training exercise

Jul. 03, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County officials closed a Long Island beach to swimming Sunday after what they described as an unprecedented shark attack that injured a lifeguard. The lifeguard had been playing the role of a victim during a training exercise when the shark bit...

Despite potential, Midwestern farms struggle to market fish

Jul. 03, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When drastic increases in food costs spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic left Andrew Caplinger struggling to find fresh catfish for his restaurants, he decided to try “an experimental” solution — growing his own. In the coming months, the Indianapolis...

10 rescued sea turtles released off of Cape Cod

Jul. 03, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Ten sea turtles rescued from cold waters last year have been returned to the deep. The New England Aquarium says the marine reptiles were released on Cape Cod last week. The 10 turtles were found on New England beaches in November and December after almost...

Pets are being given up as owners struggle to pay bills

Jul. 03, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Two German Shepherds were found all alone at Lori Wilson Dog Park in Cocoa Beach last month. They had been abandoned, and, apart from being a little dehydrated, were otherwise fine and good natured, but extremely stressed because their humans had deserted them. ...

‘Unseen Oceans’ makes waves with immersive experience

Jul. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — You enter Discovery Place’s new grotto atop a gentle slosh of surf projected beneath your feet, so realistic and unexpected that you might fight the urge to prance in retreat to keep your toes dry. But you’ve only reached the shallows of “Unseen...