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Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

Aug. 22, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man was charged Thursday in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency workers. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and having a dangerous animal...

Canadian boy bitten by shark at Florida beach

Aug. 21, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Canadian boy was bitten by a shark while vacationing with his family at a Florida beach. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials told news outlets the 12-year-old boy was found Wednesday bleeding with puncture wounds. Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Battalion Chief...

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Aug. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in "good health" and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua (kay-ah-lah-kay-koo-ah) Bay on...

The Latest: Swimmer in 'good health' after shark bites

Aug. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a shark biting a woman twice in Hawaii (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Hawaii police say a woman bitten twice by a shark while swimming in a bay is expected to be released from a hospital. Police say the 27-year-old woman is reported to be in "good health." According to...

Dad 'empty' after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl in Detroit who was mauled by three dogs despite efforts by neighbors and her own "heartbroken" father, who lamented that "she was gone when I reached her."  Emma Hernandez was riding her bike in an...

Girl bitten by shark along Florida coast known for bites

Aug. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year. The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading...

Parks Canada says American camper injured in wolf attack

Aug. 15, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A wolf attacked campers at Banff National Park and tried to drag an American tourist away before being driven off, the agency overseeing Canada's national parks says. Parks Canada said this week that the very rare attack by an older wolf in poor health occurred Aug. 9 at the Ramparts Creek...

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...

Slovenia reports 2nd bear attack amid debate over culling

Aug. 14, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A hunter in Slovenia has been slightly injured when a bear attacked him in a forest in the Alpine nation's southwest region. Tuesday's attack is the second this year in Slovenia, where a heated debate is going on over a government order to cull dozens of bears and wolves amid...

South Carolina woman attacked by alligator while walking dog

Aug. 14, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home in Hilton Head Island. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman David Lucas tells news outlets that it happened in the Sun City retirement community on Monday night. Lucas...