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3 hrs ago | KATV Little Rock
Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
5 hrs ago | KRON 4
Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock. The 2-year-old mother with two babies in her pouch was found in critical condition by a security guard outside an industrial building in Fontana last week, the Press-Enterprise reported.
9 hrs ago | CBS Local
Authorities say a 50-year-old North Carolina man has died in a rafting accident on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Clayton, North Carolina man and six other people were ejected from a raft when it overturned in a rapid on the river in Polk County on Saturday.
13 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald
The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique is seen by conservationist as rare good news in a country that has long been seen as lacking the will and resources to stem the slaughter of elephants and other species under threat. The poaching ring had been operating in the Niassa National Reserve, which is twice the size of South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park, where the rhino population has been hit hard by poachers, many of whom cross over from Mozambique.
14 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire
Trowbridge firefighter Steve Taylor, left, will be running the Bristol Half Marathon in full kit, and his colleague Richard Thwaites who will be running with him to support him with liquids Mr Taylor, 41, will be joined by Salisbury-based firefighter Alex Hardisty and another Trowbridge firefighter, Richard Thwaites, for the 13.1 mile race. They aim to aid the FireFighters Charity and Ronald McDonald House, Bristol.
It wasn't that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite's spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem. In 1997, black bears broke into more than 600 cars in the park, searching for human food as they tore open the doors of Toyotas and Hondas, smashing minivan windows with their paws.
Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away.
Environmentalists say the federal government's fast-track permitting process for Florida waterfront access, means the already endangered manatee could be increasingly at risk. The Center for Biological Diversity's Florida office singled out the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday for not keeping track of how new watercraft permits for thousands of boat docks, piers and boat ramps are affecting the water mammals.
California's drought has created dire conditions for what conservationists say is a bigger-than-normal bird migration starting up now from the Arctic and subarctic. Managers at wildlife refuges say water cutbacks mean they have just a fraction of their wetlands under water this fall, for migrating birds to rest and eat.
WITH the Oxford Half Marathon less than a month away, runners are being given some extra motivation by Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave. The five-times gold medallist will host a fitness training session tomorrow for fundraisers for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation at the Iffley Road track.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. The two sides jointly submitted their proposed jury selection process to U.S. District Court Judge George O'Toole on Friday.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Boston Marathon bombing trial say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. To pick 12 jurors and 6 alternates, the lawyers want the court to issue summonses to 2,000 people about six weeks before the Nov. 3 trial.
The race is on! UK's best-rated marathon across Purbeck hills and coast will be better than ever This marathon, voted the UK's best-rated marathon by Runner's World magazine in 2013, is now in its third year. Race director Rose Clarke said: "The Purbeck Marathon has been very successful in its first two years and we are now in a position to start improving it, delivering more added value to runners and to the people of Purbeck.
Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games coming to next-gen PS4 and Xbox One consoles in November with new content - PC version to follow in January The epic open-world crime adventure Grand Theft Auto V and its creator Rockstar Games will be making their highly anticipated next-gen debuts just in time for Christmas. On all three platforms GTAV will feature a range of "major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever."
City officials are recommending that deer hunting be allowed for the first time in the park along Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. The recommendation to the city parks board comes after a Purdue University ecologist found that plants in the city-owned Eagle Creek Park showed severe damage caused by deer.
More than 400 firefighters were battling the blaze that has burned more than 7 A1 2 square miles and was 23 percent contained Wednesday night, park officials said. The fire forced the evacuation of dozens of hikers on Sunday by helicopter from Little Yosemite Valley and the iconic Half Dome.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:10 pm
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