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Missouri family says racism led to pool party cancellation

Aug. 09, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Black family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son's birthday during the weekend. Chris Evans said he signed a contract with Summit Waves Aquatic Facility in Lee's...

Remains found Saturday at Lake Mead may be from July 25 set

Aug. 09, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Human remains found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area last weekend may actually be from the same set of bones discovered 12 days earlier, authorities said Tuesday. National Park Service officials said rangers were called Saturday to the reservoir between Nevada...

Military munitions debris closes section of Assateague beach

Aug. 01, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ASSATEAGUE, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed a section of beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore after military munitions debris washed ashore. The park service announced Sunday that the partial closure is in effect for the North Beach swimming area in...

Shark sightings get more common at New York beaches

Jul. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach. He briefly cradled the bloodied shark in his hands before...

Swimmer injured by Hawaiian monk seal with pup in Waikiki

Jul. 26, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A swimmer at a beach in Waikiki was injured this weekend after encountering an endangered Hawaiian monk seal with a young pup. Hawaii Marine Animal Response, a nonprofit conservation organization that helps monitor protected species, said their workers witnessed a...

Drought drives Las Vegas to cap size of home swimming pools

Jul. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limiting the size of new swimming pools in and around Las Vegas might save a drop in the proverbial bucket amid historic drought and climate change in the West. Officials are taking the plunge anyway, capping the size of new swimming pools at single-family...

North Carolina shark fishing tourney moved over concerns

Jul. 18, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A shore-based shark fishing tournament on the North Carolina coast has been rescheduled after coastal officials expressed concerns about the event's impact on tourism. Event organizer Marty Wright said fishermen could fish for sharks from Ocean Isle Beach...

Girl pulled from Kansas City amusement park pool dies

Jul. 12, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl who was pulled from a pool at a popular Kansas City water park last week has died, the park's owner said Tuesday. Oceans of Fun employees pulled the girl from the Coconut Cove pool on July 5 after she was seen to be in distress, according to a...

Chicago-area man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

Jul. 11, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A 72-year-old suburban Chicago man has died after being pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park. The Porter County Coroner’s Office said Kirshnaraju Rudraraju of Woodridge, Illinois, died Sunday. Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday,...

Lifeguard on NY's Fire Island latest to be bitten by a shark

Jul. 08, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

Ocean Beach, N.Y. (AP) — A lifeguard in the Fire Island community of Ocean Beach is the latest person to be bitten in recent days by a shark in New York's Long Island waters. Ocean Beach Mayor James Mallott tells Newsday the lifeguard was performing training about 150 to 200 yards...