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File - In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, William McRaven addresses the Texas Board of Regents, in Austin, Texas. The retired U.S. Navy admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas system delivered an online address to MIT's graduating class on Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

War hero McRaven tells MIT grads they're the 'real heroes'

May. 29, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

William McRaven, the retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT's graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world from pandemics, war, climate change, poverty and racism. McRaven, who delivered his address online...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a dead Asian giant hornet, a sample brought in from Japan for research in Blaine, Wash. A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday, May 29, 2020, they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool,File)

Another Asian giant hornet found in northwestern Washington

May. 29, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies here. The Washington state Department of Agriculture said it was the first confirmed sighting of an Asian giant hornet...

Arkansas boy found dead after apparent dog attack

May. 29, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

A 9-year-old boy has died in Faulkner County after he was apparently attacked by dogs, authorities said. The boy was reported missing Thursday morning from his home in Mount Vernon, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office said. The child's mother said he had gone outside to check the mail but never returned. The...

Man mauled by grizzly bear in critical, stable condition

May. 29, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear has mauled a mountain biker on a trail near the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in southern Montana, causing severe injuries to his face and neck. Peter Scherfig was biking alone on his 61st birthday Monday when he was attacked, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. He was...

Town condemns treatment of gator caught on mini-golf course

May. 29, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A worker for an animal control company allowed bystanders to ride and pose for pictures and videos with an alligator that was captured on a South Carolina miniature golf course, drawing condemnation from town leaders. Hilton Head Island Town Manager Steve Riley issued a...

A view of a 40 foot-long whale that has washed up on the beach at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, England, Friday, May 29, 2020. The giant marine mammal, which has died, swept to shore on Friday. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

12-meter long fin whale washes up dead on UK beach

May. 29, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police have urged people to stay away from a 40-foot (12-meter) long whale, believed to be a juvenile, that washed up dead on a beach in southeast England. Images posted on social media show the giant mammal, thought to be a fin whale, on its back very close to a sandy shore in...

Snake interrupts New Mexico elementary school Zoom lesson

May. 29, 2020 5:07 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico elementary school teacher on Zoom with students had a lesson interrupted thanks to an uninvited guest: a bullsnake. The desert animal surprised Sunrise Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Annette Otero Nuñez during a class May 12 via Zoom from her backyard in...

Zookeeper critically mauled by 2 lions at shut Australia zoo

May. 29, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Two lions mauled and critically injured a zookeeper inside their enclosure Friday at a closed Australian zoo. Emergency services were called to Shoalhaven Zoo north of Sydney on Friday morning where a 35-year-old woman suffered serious head and neck injuries, police and ambulance statements...

Wildlife managers use pup fostering to boost wolf genetics

May. 29, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern United States. The interagency team announced the results of this...

4 suspects shot dead in Southern California incidents

May. 28, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police have shot and killed four people, including two who attacked police dogs and one armed with a sword, in separate confrontations, authorities said. On Thursday, Fontana police went to a home after a report that a disabled person had been attacked. Officers...