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Australian tourist killed in New Zealand after attack on van

Aug. 16, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A manhunt was underway in New Zealand on Friday after an Australian tourist was killed following what police believe was a random attack on the van that he and his partner were sleeping inside. Police said the couple was parked at a scenic spot near the coastal town of Raglan...

Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii

Aug. 15, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A teen surfing off the Hawaii island of Oahu escaped a shark encounter uninjured, but his board didn't. KHON-TV reports 16-year-old Max Keliikipi was waiting for a wave Sunday evening near Makaha Beach when he spotted what he thought was a turtle fin. It wasn't. The teen says the shark...

Schulz: love wave pools but Olympic surfing should be at sea

Jul. 29, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — American surfer Kevin Schulz loves wave pools but he's on firm ground when it comes to his opinion on surfing at the Olympics: it should always be in the ocean. The inclusion of surfing on the program for next year's Tokyo Olympics has generated a wave of excitement and a fresh dimension...

High surf warning issued for shores on all Hawaii islands

Jul. 14, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials have issued a high-surf warning for south-facing shores on all of Hawaii's islands. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the National Weather Service in Honolulu issued the warning Sunday and says it will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday. Officials say large surf and dangerous...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Jun. 29, 2019 4:12 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes adherents of the Qadiriyah sufi order dance in Sudan; a surfer on an...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Jun. 28, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes adherents of the Qadiriyah sufi order dance in Sudan; a surfer on an...