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Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

Apr. 6, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A shark fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Tuesday. Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 23-year-old victim worked for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. “Once again a family out there is...

Mountain lion bites Colorado deputy responding to attack

Mar. 11, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A mountain lion attacked a person in northern Colorado on Wednesday and bit a sheriff's deputy who was responding to help, authorities said. Both victims were taken to a hospital and were expected to recover, Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Moore said. Officials...

Man scratched by black bear outside Florida home

Mar. 5, 2020 5:29 PM EST

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — A black bear attacked a man and scratched him on the chest outside his Florida Panhandle home, officials said. The man was not seriously injured in his brush with the bear Wednesday evening. The attack occurred near Gulf Breeze, just south of Pensacola, according to a Florida Fish...

FILE - In this July 15, 2016, file photo, a mountain goat leads its kid across the Mount Evans Scenic Byway just below the summit near Idaho Springs, Colo. Grand Teton National Park officials have suspended efforts to shoot mountain goats from a helicopter after criticism from Wyoming's governor prompted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to intervene. Bernhardt told park officials to suspend the shooting Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, hours after the effort began and Gordon called the helicopter shooting a

Grand Teton: 36 mountain goats killed in helicopter shooting

Feb. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Sharpshooters killed 36 mountain goats from a helicopter in a contested effort to eradicate the nonnative animals from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Four days after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt intervened to stop the shooting on the day it began, park officials released...

FILE - In this July 15, 2016, file photo, a mountain goat leads its kid across the Mount Evans Scenic Byway just below the summit near Idaho Springs, Colo. Wyoming wildlife managers are criticizing plans by Grand Teton National Park to shoot nonnative mountain goats by helicopter. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, approved a resolution opposing the plans, favoring the use of volunteers to hunt the goats on the ground. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Helicopter sharpshooters to kill Grand Teton nonnative goats

Feb. 21, 2020 5:25 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to start Friday with a helicopter buzzing over rugged peaks with sharpshooters aboard tasked with killing nonnative mountain goats. Park officials closed off a large portion of the Teton Range to...

Kentucky teen dies in apparent animal attack

Feb. 19, 2020 2:56 PM EST

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teen appears to have died from an animal attack, police said. The body of the 13-year-old boy was found Tuesday on a mountainside behind a residence in rural Knott County, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. First responders said the boy appeared to have been fatally...

In this screenshot from NASA's Twitter account that was posted on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sara Noble demonstrate that a broom will stand up any day of the year, debunking the myth that the physics behind the simple trick only works on Feb. 10. (NASA/Twitter via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 14, 2020 4:20 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: NASA said Feb. 10 is the only day of the year that a broom can stand...

Siba, the standard poodle wins Best in Show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: A standard poodle wins Westminster best in show

Feb. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 11:03 p.m. Siba the standard poodle has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. With the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for Daniel the popular golden retriever, judge Bob Slay instead picked the...