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The Latest: Type of shark that bit tourist not confirmed

Apr. 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a woman being bitten by a shark in Hawaii (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Hawaii officials say the type of shark that bit a tourist in the thigh has not been confirmed. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison says a 65-year-old...

Broncos star Miller won't be charged for Florida shark catch

Apr. 23, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities have declined to charge Denver Broncos star Von Miller for catching a hammerhead shark off the coast of Florida last year. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that a recently published list of enforcement actions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the owner...

Wilhoit man accused of fatally shooting his roommate, 2 dogs

Apr. 23, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WILHOIT, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say a Wilhoit man has been arrested for allegedly killing his roommate. They say 68-year-old Terry Ingle has been booked into the Prescott jail's holding facility on suspicion of first-degree homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, arson...

Omaha zoo asks for public's help naming newborn giraffe

Apr. 23, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha zoo is asking for the public's help in naming a giraffe born last week. The calf was born April 16 to Dottie, a 19-year-old female giraffe, and Jawara, a 10-year-old male. The third calf born by Dottie, it weighed 152 pounds and measured around 6 feet tall a day after birth....

California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash

Apr. 23, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can on a sweltering day. Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, was charged with seven felony...

Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

Apr. 23, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a veteran zookeeper, and its director acknowledged Tuesday that human error probably led to the attack. The Topeka Zoo has "100% confidence" that no problem with the tiger's enclosure...

California woman bitten by shark near Hawaii's Big Island

Apr. 23, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials say a shark bit a California woman near Hawaii's Big Island and she was airlifted to a hospital. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison says the 65-year-old woman was bitten Tuesday by a 5-foot (1.5-meter) black tip reef shark. No...

Officials urge caution as moose run loose in Hamilton

Apr. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to keep their distance if a cow moose and its yearling calf make another appearance in Hamilton. The Ravalli Republic reports Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Rebecca Mowry received a call Sunday that a moose and its calf had...

North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups

Apr. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth. A...

New strategy aims to save sagebrush in Western states

Apr. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species — including imperiled sage grouse — is a paradigm shift in strategy, federal officials said. The 248-page document released this month emphasizes new...