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William Lytton, of Scarsdale, N.Y., left, is assisted by physical therapist Caitlin Geary, right, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, while recovering from a shark attack. Lytton suffered deep puncture wounds to his leg and torso after being attacked by a shark on Aug. 15, 2018 while swimming off a beach, in Truro, Mass. Lytton injured a tendon in his arm while fighting off the shark. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 28, 2018 - 7:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts this month says he punched it in its gills to escape the attack. William Lytton, of Scarsdale, New York, is recounting his ordeal Tuesday as he recovers in a Boston rehabilitation hospital. The 61-year-old neurologist tells The...
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August 28, 2018 - 9:10 am
ENDWELL, N.Y. (AP) — The family and friends of a teacher from upstate New York killed while protecting her dog from an attacking alligator last week are fundraising to buy school supplies for needy children. Forty-five-year-old Cassandra Cline was dragged into a lagoon and killed while she was...
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This photo from video provided by KCBS2/KCAL9 shows dead fish at Malibu Lagoon State Park, as state workers prepare to remove the stinking mess in Malibu, Calif., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the massive die-off, which began last Wednesday, is very likely caused by unusually warm water temperatures. Officials are doing tests on the water and the fish. (KCBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials were trying Monday to solve a stinky mystery: A die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the Malibu Lagoon die-off, which began last Wednesday, is likely caused by unusually warm...
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August 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts this month has been released from the hospital. A spokesman for Tufts Medical Center in Boston said Monday that 61-year-old William Lytton was recently released. He said the hospital couldn't say when the Scarsdale, New...
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August 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said the Alabama resident, who was vacationing on Kauai last...
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Bodyboarders jump into the surf along Waikiki Beach ahead of Hurricane Lane, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 24, 2018 - 8:33 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane took aim at the Hawaiian islands on Friday, bringing torrential rains that immersed a city in waist-deep water and forced some residents and tourists to flee flooding homes, while others flocked to Honolulu's famed Waikiki Beach to jump off seawalls with boogie boards...
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August 23, 2018 - 4:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Veterinarians say dog owners in Massachusetts should consider having their pets vaccinated following the state's first confirmed case of canine flu this year. Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston says a four-month-old poodle was successfully treated at the MSPCA hospital earlier...
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August 23, 2018 - 4:02 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A great white shark has washed up on a Cape Cod beach. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, an organization that studies sharks, says the approximately 9-foot-long male shark was found dead Thursday morning on a beach in Truro. A necropsy will be conducted to determine how the...
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August 23, 2018 - 3:15 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A great white shark has washed up on a Cape Cod beach. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, an organization that studies sharks, says the approximately 9-foot long male shark was found dead Thursday morning on a beach in Truro. A necropsy will be conducted to determine how the...
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August 23, 2018 - 7:33 am
MADRID (AP) — The European law enforcement agency says Spanish police have shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth 10,000 euros ($11,500) each. Europol says Thursday that police in Mallorca seized around 1,100 turtles and 750 eggs,...
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