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Australian 'a bit sore' after hand was caught in croc's jaws

Sep. 28, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian wildlife tour operator said he was lucky to escape more serious injury or even death when a crocodile lunged from a river and clamped his hand in its jaws. Sean Dearly was attacked on Monday on the Adelaide River which is...

Disney World opened 50 years ago; these workers never left

Sep. 28, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a...

Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín to retire

Sep. 28, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín will retire as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Spanish-language announcer following the 2022 season, ending a 64-year run with the team. Jarrín announced his decision on Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time...

New Rijksmuseum exhibition showcases Renaissance portraits

Sep. 28, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — As COVID-19 lockdowns ease and borders reopen, there is a gathering at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum of people from around Europe, depicted in more than 100 Renaissance portraits. The Dutch national museum's new exhibition “Remember Me,” covers the...

3 Yellowstone wolves killed in first week of Montana hunt

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three gray wolves from a large pack in Yellowstone National Park that’s popular among tourists have been killed by Montana hunters, park officials said Monday. The two female pups and a female yearling from the Junction Butte pack were killed...

Hawaii tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules

Sep. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — New federal rules for international travelers are expected to help Hawaii's crippled tourism industry. The state's international market has been nearly nonexistent since the pandemic largely shut down travel last year. Last week,...

US Steel shuts down Indiana plant after wastewater discharge

Sep. 27, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel temporarily shuttered operations at a northwest Indiana plant Monday after it leaked an orange substance into a Lake Michigan tributary, prompting the closure of a water treatment facility and several nearby beaches. The U.S. Steel...

Nature campaigners urge Albania to stop hydropower plants

Sep. 27, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Wildlife campaigners on Monday called on the Albanian government to stop the construction of two hydropower plants in a protected nature area in the north of the country. A statement from the World Wide Fund for Nature Adrian said that a Supreme...

The Latest: 49ers aim to join 5 other teams at 3-0

Sep. 26, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 8:10 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers are hoping to join five other teams at 3-0 as Week 3 of the NFL season winds down. The Niners are hosting Green Bay in the...

After 19 months, Detroit museum welcoming school field trips

Sep. 26, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts soon will be welcoming school field trips for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Admission and bus transportation is free for all K-12 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Institute of Arts is...