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Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

Jul. 15, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went on until nightfall, so loud that it drowned out...

Seventh animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Jul. 15, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A seventh animal has died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports the fifth alpaca died overnight Sunday after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox early Saturday. The jaguar was captured and returned to its night...

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

Jul. 15, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American...

Sea turtle found dead with beach chair string around neck

Jul. 15, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) — An endangered sea turtle has been found dead on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string tangled around its neck. The Fort Morgan Share the Beach conservation group posted a photo on social media Saturday of the Kemp's Ridley turtle washed ashore turned upside down at the Bon...

Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

Jul. 15, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire. The East Bay Times reports Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received "extremely severe facial damage" in the attack Saturday in San...

2 missing, 4 rescued from James River boat collision

Jul. 14, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two boaters are missing but four people have been rescued after a collision between a recreational boat and an oyster barge on Virginia's James River. The Coast Guard says the collision occurred Saturday morning near Portsmouth. Good Samaritans rescued four people from the water....

Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animals

Jul. 14, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and killed six animals. The male jaguar escaped around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team nearly an hour later, after it had mauled four alpacas, one emu...

Turtle researcher's award rescinded over racy student photos

Jul. 14, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A scientists' group has rescinded an award to a turtle researcher who included pictures of scantily clad female students doing field research in his speech at a New York conference. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports longtime Brazilian turtle researcher Dick Vogt showed the...

10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider

Jul. 14, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the U.S. president played golf at one of his luxury retreats. Trump and his wife, Melania, are spending the weekend out of the...

The Latest: "Baby Donald" blimp flies over Edinburgh march

Jul. 14, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on protests against President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The last of the thousands of anti-Trump protesters in Edinburgh have arrived at The Meadows, a park in the Scottish capital where a giant balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry...