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2 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in a small Ohio city. A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in a small Ohio city.

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6 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Body boarders hit the beach regardless of high water rescues

Surf's up on the south shore and lifeguards are on their toes. Already city officials have made 51 rescues on Hawaii's south shore beaches over the weekend and 13 rescues at Sandy Beach alone.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Montana 'BASE jumper' falls to death in Glacier National Park

A Montana hiker reported as missing after he set out alone to perform a BASE jump in Glacier National Park over the weekend has been found dead below the summit of Mount Siyeh, authorities said on Monday. Authorities identified the man as 22-year-old Beau Weiher of Missoula, who was reported missing by family and friends on Saturday night after he failed to return as expected from his outing.

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Related Topix: Skydiving, Travel

South Wales Guardian

'Red card' for environment policies

A committee of MPs have given the Government a 'red card' for its efforts to prevent flooding, cut air pollution and protect wildlife The Government has been given the "red card" for its efforts to cut air pollution, protect wildlife and prevent flooding, by a committee of MPs. The Environmental Audit Committee has assessed 10 areas of environmental policy under the coalition, which David Cameron promised would be the "greenest government ever".

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Evening Sun

Bombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are denying as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia. Prosecutors said the allegation came from the Russian government, which expelled the investigators.

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Related Topix: Marathon

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Surfer attacked by 15 ft. great white shark

Around 6:45 p.m. PT on Saturday, Beau Browning says he was surfing about 50 yards out from shore at Manresa Beach, CA when a 15-foot great white shark knocked him off his surf board. "I caught my second wave, and barely got into it and out of nowhere, I was popped into the air, by probably like 10 to 15 feet, and I looked down and saw a shark, roll over on my board and he took a bite on the way down," Browning said.

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USA Today

Nudists accused of stealing water to fill swim pool

A nudist resort in Northern California has been accused of stealing of water from a local creek during the state's severe drought, according to local media. Nudists accused of stealing water to fill swim pool A nudist resort in Northern California has been accused of stealing of water from a local creek during the state's severe drought, according to local media.

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Redlands Daily Facts

Russian River offers lots of outdoor fun

As the state moves through its third year of record drought, we're faced with wildfires, significant agricultural losses and increasing water restrictions. But I know a place where the water runs free and you can hike through a redwood forest.

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Related Topix: Canoeing

Brandon Sun

Large police presence in SW Ontario; residents advised to lock their doors

Ontario Provincial Police say a man is dead in a shooting near a wildlife area in a rural municipality in southwestern Ontario. Police say the man died in a shooting around 5 p.m. Saturday in Clinton, a community in Central Huron, but say only that an investigation is continuing.

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HeraldNet

Hikers spend summer logging Pacific Crest Trail in hopes of improving app

Hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail this summer, Lon Cooper looks like a human version of the Google Street View car . Rising out of the side of his stuffed backpack is a gray pipe with a small, but thick, circular top.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Powerful Hurricane Odile bears in on Mexico's Baja

A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track to cross onto the south end of Baja California late Sunday and move near or over the southern portion of the peninsula Monday and Tuesday.

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KATV Little Rock

Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

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.

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KRON 4

Wildlife Experts Work to Keep Baby Opossums Alive

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.

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CBS Local

North Carolina Man Dies In River Accident In Tenn.

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.

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Monterey County Herald

Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

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.

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This is Wiltshire

Firefighters blazing Marathon trail for charities

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.

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Milford Mercury

Ironman Wales 2014 updates

The athletes are now on the bike leg of the race, with the cut off time having now passes for the swim section. So many people so early in the morning #ironmanWales cracking atmosphere.

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Related Topix: Triathlon, Sports, Swimming

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Conflicts with Yosemite bears fall dramatically as people, bears learn new lessons

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.

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Journalgazette.net

Learning to coexist

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.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Activists demand stepped up manatee protection

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.

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