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Ukrainian tourist, Egyptian guide lose limbs in shark attack

Oct. 27, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said Tuesday. The attack took place Sunday when two tourists — a mother and her son —and their tour guide were...

Surfer vanishes in suspected shark attack in Australia

Oct. 9, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A surfer vanished in a suspected shark attack on Friday off the Australian southwest coast, police said. A surfboard was found at Wylie Bay near the town of Esperance and a search was underway for the man who had been riding it, a police statement. Ambulance officers reported the...

FILE - In this on Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, Jeffery Ryans points at his ankle as he discusses his encounter with Salt Lake City police at his attorney's office, in Salt Lake City. A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack Ryans who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Filw)

Audit finds more incidents after police dog bites Black man

Sep. 25, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s police dog apprehension program will remain suspended indefinitely after an internal audit done after a Black man was bitten found 27 dog bite incidents since 2018, the police chief said Friday. The audit results were announced weeks after body camera footage...

Park IDs hunter killed by grizzly bear in Alaska as Ohio man

Sep. 24, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer late Sunday was the first recorded fatal bear...

1st deadly grizzly attack recorded in nation's largest park

Sep. 23, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. It’s the first-known grizzly attack death in the nation’s largest national park. Park officials said in a statement that the hunter was killed Sunday,...

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack

Sep. 23, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff's deputy said. Andrew Eddy, 30, was on a private boat with his wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy and her family at the...

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Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

Sep. 17, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for more than a century should remain out of public view while it considers ethical issues about its accuracy and appropriateness. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has covered up the popular “Lion...

Utah officer charged with assault after dog bites Black man

Sep. 16, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack a Black man who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Jeffery Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. The Salt Lake County...

South Dakota investigators: Attorney general reported hitting deer but actually killed man whose body was found next day

Sep. 14, 2020 1:45 PM EDT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota investigators: Attorney general reported hitting deer but actually killed man whose body was found next day.
Surfers wade in the water waiting for waves off the Southern Gold Coast area of Greenmount Beach, Gold Coast, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. A shark fatally mauled a man on Tuesday on Australia’s Gold Coast city tourist strip, an official said. (David Clark/AAP via AP)

Australia officials probe if dead shark in net killed surfer

Sep. 9, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities will investigate whether a dead tiger shark caught in a net off an Australian beach killed a surfer, an official said Wednesday. Nick Slater, 46, was fatally mauled on Tuesday off popular Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast tourist strip in a rare attack off a beach...