Animals

Dignitaries and guests attend a remembrance ceremony convened by the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello at the San Cristobal Castle, on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Hurricane Maria left almost three thousand dead, caused economic losses amounting hundreds of millions of dollars and left a path of destruction and damaged infrastructure through the island. (AP Photo Carlos Giusti)
September 20, 2018 - 9:13 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one...
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Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 18, 2018 - 11:24 pm
About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials. The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock...
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September 18, 2018 - 3:20 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and two former executives on Tuesday agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle federal fraud claims that they misled investors about the negative impact the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" had on business. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the complaint...
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This photo taken Sept. 16, 2018, shows rescuers working to remove a hard plastic globe stuck on the head of a bear cub near Balsam Lake, Wis. (Deputy Jeff Hahn/Polk County Wis. Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 7:16 pm
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn't a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County Sheriff's...
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September 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened circusgoers to flee the arena. Two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission at the Shrine Circus...
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A tattered American flag after Hurricane Florence in Jacksonville N.C.,Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 16, 2018 - 5:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers are rising and the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North...
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People look out at the shore after a reported shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A man boogie boarding off the Cape Cod beach was attacked by a shark on Saturday and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
September 15, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack off Newcomb Hollow...
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September 15, 2018 - 8:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State agriculture officials are advising horse owners in New York to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus. The Department of Agriculture and Markets says there have been four confirmed equine cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the state this year, in Steuben,...
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September 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. Park officials said Friday that visitors have reported an uptick in bats along the Colorado River. No one is known to have come in contact with the rabid bat. It was taken...
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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast of the United States on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 10:23 am
MIAMI (AP) — It's about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say "it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous...
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