Florida

Man dies after punch from his Uber driver

ST. PETERSBURG — Police said a Florida man died after getting punched by his Uber driver.

A statement Saturday from St. Petersburg police said Terry Lynn Kimball, 56, died more than a day after losing consciousness.

According to the police statement, Kimball and the 38-year-old male driver had a dispute over the route the driver was taking Thursday evening.

Police say the driver pulled over at a convenience store, where the men had a physical altercation.

Police say the driver punched Kimball, who was hospitalized with serious brain trauma. He never regained consciousness.

The driver has not been charged. The police statement said the investigation remained open.

Hawaii

Seal pup is relocated away from Waikiki

HONOLULU — A monk seal pup born on a Waikiki beach has been moved so that it can remain a wild animal and won’t become accustomed to interacting with people.

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says the female pup weaned from its mother Friday. The pup was moved to an undisclosed location on Saturday after scientists were sure that the mother had left.

The seal’s mother gave birth in late June. It was the first seal born in Waikiki, one of the world’s most famous tourist beaches, since record-keeping began a few decades ago.

The pup is affectionately called Kaimana after the beach where it was born.

Hawaiian monk seals are a critically endangered species, with only 1,400 remaining in the wild.

Kentucky

2 Confederate statues targeted for removal

LEXINGTON — The mayor of Lexington says after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is taking the steps to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Mayor Jim Gray said in a statement Saturday he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work session to ask a state military commission for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge.

Violent clashes took place Saturday between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville.

Three people were killed, including a woman who died after a driver plowed into a group of peaceful marchers. Dozens more were injured.

The nationalists had gathered to protest the city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Associated Press