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Passing helicopter rescues man harassed by bear in Alaska

Jul. 23, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A miner who said he was harassed by a bear for seven straight nights in the tundra near Nome was rescued when a passing Coast Guard helicopter spotted the SOS, an internationally recognized sign for help, on top of his cabin. The man, who was not...

Officials: Man seriously injured in Florida alligator attack

Jul. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

STUART, Fla. (AP) — An alligator attacked and seriously injured a man at a Florida park Monday, officials said. The attack occurred shortly before noon at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart, according to a Martin County Sheriff's Office Facebook post. ...

New York environmental officials, police probe fox attacks

Jul. 17, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental officers and local police are investigating fox attacks in Saratoga Springs and urging people in the area to be cautious outdoors. Melissa Thompson-Flynn told the Times Union of Albany that she was attacked by a fox...

Colorado father convicted of killing his 13-year-old son

Jul. 16, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado father was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in the 2012 disappearance of his 13-year-old son. Mark Redwine, 59, was indicted in 2017 in connection with the disappearance of Dylan Redwine, who was...

Oregon jockey thrown from horse during race dies

Jul. 15, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A journeyman jockey who rode thoroughbreds and quarter horses around the Pacific Northwest was killed Wednesday at the Crooked River Roundup Horse Race in Prineville, officials said. The Jockey Guild said Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa, 29, was based...

Autopsy: Teenage girl died from dog attack on Navajo Nation

Jul. 14, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was killed by pack of dogs while taking a walk near her family's home on the Navajo Nation. Lyssa Rose Upshaw had extensive injuries that were consistent with canine teeth marks, including cuts...

Maine triples number of sensors that track large sharks

Jul. 10, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is nearly tripling the number of acoustic shark detectors in coastal waters a year after the state's first fatal shark attack. The Maine Department of Marine Resources deployed eight acoustic receivers in coastal waters a year ago...

Man accused of shoving knife down dog's throat

Jul. 09, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been arrested on suspicion of shoving a knife down his ex-girlfriend's dog's throat. KELO-TV reported Friday that the 41-year-old man called authorities saying he had killed a dog at his home in...

Pittsburgh museum returns lion attack display to public view

Jul. 09, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum has returned to public view a 19th-century diorama that shows lions attacking a camel and its human rider, about a year after covering it up in response to complaints about how the courier was depicted. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...

Sheriff: Alligator attack suspected in Florida woman's death

Jul. 07, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

VALRICO, Fla. (AP) — An alligator apparently attacked a woman whose body was found in a retention pond near Tampa, sheriff's officials said. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies found the woman's body in a pond Sunday night, a news release said. ...