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Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

Aug. 15, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human on the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, said...

The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze

Aug. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people. The California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection said...

Troopers identify man who died off south Kodiak Island

Aug. 15, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man who drowned off the south side of Kodiak island was from the city of Kodiak. Forty-seven-year-old Blake Gloria died after falling into ocean water. The Coast Guard late Monday afternoon reported that an unconscious man was receiving CPR about a mile...

Man dies after car gets stuck in a flooded wash in Arizona

Aug. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

COCHISE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Cochise County say a 77-year-old man has died after the car he was driving got stuck in flooded wash. County Sheriff's officials didn't immediately release the man's name Wednesday. They say the incident occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the unincorporated community of...

Troopers release name of motorcycle passenger in fatal crash

Aug. 15, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a motorcycle passenger killed in a crash southwest of Wasilla. Thirty-two-year-old Jayme Donoho of Wasilla died Tuesday morning. The driver of the motorcycle, 35-year-old Brandon Haxton of Wasilla, was seriously injured. Troopers say...

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

Aug. 15, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 40 mph (65 kph) with some additional strengthening is...

Cuban dissident says he's been released, still faces charges

Aug. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Cuban dissident who was jailed after a car crash involving a security official says he has been released from custody but could still face charges. Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia said in a call from Cuba to supporters in Miami that he has been accused of assaulting the official. Journalists...

Melting snow reveals dead elk herd near No Name Lake

Aug. 15, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says melting snow east of Bend has revealed the carcasses of 19 elk which it believes were killed by an avalanche. The Bulletin reports hikers near No Name Lake and Broken Top mountain peak found the carcasses last week. Wildlife biologist Jamie...

Ex-Missouri state trooper in drowning case sues for license

Aug. 15, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri state trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned is suing to get his peace officers' license back. Anthony Piercy filed a lawsuit this week against the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the agency's director. The Kansas...

Man pleads guilty in buggy crash that killed 3 children

Aug. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

STANTON, Mich. (AP) — A 29-year-old central Michigan man has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of three children following a collision between their horse-drawn buggy and a pickup truck. Brandon King pleaded guilty in a Montcalm County court on Tuesday — the same day he was...