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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., left, reacts past Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins after hitting a two-run home run off relief pitcher Trevor Kelley during the sixth inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Braves' Acuña scratched, to be examined for sore left wrist

Aug. 11, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr.'s sore left wrist isn't worrying Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker — just be sure to ask him again Wednesday. Acuña will be examined Wednesday morning in New York after being scratched from a game Tuesday night against the New York Yankees with a sore...

Asaih Williams, 9, is shown on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Pensacola, Fla. Asaih saved his father's life during a recent visit to Quietwater Beach. Asaih kept his father, Joshua Williams, afloat and pulled him back to shore after he dove from the dock into the shallow water and fractured his neck. (Gregg Pachkowski/Pensacola News Journal via AP)

Man fractures neck in diving accident; young son saves him

Aug. 6, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old Florida boy is being hailed a hero for pulling his father from the water after the man fractured his neck in a diving accident. Young Asaih Williams said he always plays a game in his head when he's diving with someone. If the other person doesn't emerge from the water...

Report: Boy injured on water ride at Universal Orlando

Jul. 22, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities found a 9-year-old boy unresponsive on a thrill water ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay less than two weeks after the theme park reopened following a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The child was taken to a hospital for treatment on June 14 and was...

3 Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast

Jul. 9, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A truck carrying fireworks exploded in northwestern Turkey on Thursday, killing three military police officers and wounding 12 others. The fireworks and explosives, which were from a factory where a blast last week killed seven people, were being transported to be destroyed in a controlled...

In this image from a video, the covered body is placed on a cliff near Indian Head, Australia Saturday, July 4, 2020. A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attack

Jul. 4, 2020 5:47 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. The man was attacked at around 2 p.m. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner (28) reacts after Iowa recovered a fumble during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California in San Diego. Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, on Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accident

Jun. 14, 2020 1:56 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. According to a police report, Koerner and Cole Coffin were hurt at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when their watercraft crashed into...