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Navy SEALs Cut Ties with Museum Over Colin Kaepernick Video

Aug. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH (AP) — The commander of the Navy SEALs said the unit will suspend its support of the National Navy SEAL Museum, a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military after videos surfaced online of dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. “Each and...

Humpback whale injures 2 swimmers off Australian coast

Aug. 3, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two women have been injured by a humpback whale while swimming with the giant mammals off the northwest Australian coast, media reported on Tuesday. A 15-meter (50-foot) mother whale was protecting her calf when she swam at a group of snorkelers and swung her tail at Ningaloo Reef...

Troopers: Alaska man found dead after apparent bear mauling

Jul. 30, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man who was clearing a trail behind his property in south-central Alaska was found dead with wounds consistent with a bear attack, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday. Troopers said they received a report late Wednesday that a Hope man who set out to clear a trail about a mile...

A member of a TV crew adjusts their camera while filming near the shore of Bailey Island, Maine, where a woman swimming off the coast was killed in an apparent shark attack Monday, July 27, 2020. Two kayakers helped the person get to shore, and an ambulance provided further assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, Marine Patrol said. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

Shark that killed New York woman off Maine was great white

Jul. 28, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine said Tuesday the shark that killed a woman in a rare attack off the state's coast was a great white, the same type of shark that served as the inspiration for the movie “Jaws.” The shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City,...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2005, file photo, lobster boats are tied to their moorings at Bailey Island, Maine. The state Marine Patrol says a woman has been killed in an apparent shark attack off the coast of Maine, a rare occurrence that has only been recorded once before in the state by an unprovoked shark. Marine Patrol says a witness saw the woman swimming Monday, July 27, 2020, off the shore of Bailey Island when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

Swimmer killed in apparent shark attack off Maine coast

Jul. 27, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A woman was killed in an apparent shark attack off the coast of Maine on Monday, a rare occurrence that has only been recorded once before in the state by an unprovoked shark. Maine Marine Patrol said a witness saw the woman swimming off the shore of Bailey Island when she was...

Video and 911 audio released in Indiana police dog mauling

Jul. 26, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind (AP) — Authorities have released additional police video footage and 911 audio in the May arrest of a Black northwestern Indiana man who was mauled by a police dog while being arrested for suspected battery. A special prosecutor and the state police are investigating allegations that three...

Indiana prosecutor investigating man's mauling by police dog

Jul. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor and Indiana State Police are investigating allegations that three Lafayette police officers used excessive force in a May arrest where a police dog mauled the neck of Black man suspected of battery. Madison County Deputy Prosecutor Mary Hutchison was appointed...

FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, Democratic candidate for governor, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, speaks during a gubernatorial debate in New Haven, Conn. The New Haven Register reports that Ganim filed suit in state Superior Court against Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight in 2018. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Connecticut mayor sues Delta Airlines over dog bite

Jul. 11, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight. A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta flight in November 2018 when he was bitten by a dog that was accompanying a boarding...

Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

Jul. 11, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and already at least the fifth this year. Police said the boy was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state...

Florida police identify 3 killed in dispute over dog

Jul. 9, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police have identified the Florida man who they say shot and killed an 11-year-old girl and her father over a dispute about a dog. Port St. Lucie police said Ronald Delserro, 82, was “actively shooting" with two handguns when he walked into Alexander Hansman's home...