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Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend.

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To limit lionfish, sharks get a new snack

To limit lionfish, sharks get a new snack

In the war against invasive lionfish, Andres Jimenez took up one of the oldest weapons used by humans: the spear.

October 19, 2014 5:05 pmLoading…

Scientists study fire's effects on rare garter snake

FLAGSTAFF — Following a fire that ripped through northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon last summer, scientists are only now beginning to study the effects on sensitive plants and species.

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Bear bites boy's arm off in Chinese zoo

BEIJING — A bear in China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through the cage.

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Tasmanian devil death probed at Albuquerque zoo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities are investigating the death of one of four Tasmanian devils loaned to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo by an Australian group.

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Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, a 2-year-old pit bull named Buddy waits to play at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for in Englewood because of a ban on pit bulls in Aurora, Colo., where the dog lived with his owners. But Buddy's place of r…

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Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, a pit bull named Buddy is tended to by 9-year-old Charlie Burton while at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for in Englewood because of a ban on pit bulls in the hometown of the dog's owners, Aurora, Colo. The…

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Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, Michelle Mayer tends to a 2-year-old pit bull named Buddy at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for by Mayer, in Englewood, because of a ban on pit bulls in the dog's home of Aurora, Colo. Voters will consider …

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Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn’t allowed in her hometown of Aurora.

October 18, 2014 12:54 pm Photos

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Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Pit bull Buddy, with his caretaker in Englewood, Colo. on Tuesday, is banned from living with his owner in Aurora, Colo.

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Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. — When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.

October 17, 2014 9:14 am Photos

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Extreme case of brown recluse spiders drives owners from home

Extreme case of brown recluse spiders drives owners from home

WELDON SPRING, Mo. — A home with prime views of the third and fourth holes at Whitmoor Country Club has been vacant for two years because of a creepy crawly problem.

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Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Washington Monument anniversary

Washington Monument anniversary

Oxen are used to haul stones during construction of the Washington Monument, 1854. Lack of money and political dissension held up the work until 1876. (AP Photo)

February 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 26

My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s, and have been together for about 2½ years. In recent months we've talked of "being together for the long haul."The problem is this: While I see the value in very healthy eating and daily exercise, he isn't quite on the same page. 

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New Zealand Surf Dog

New Zealand Surf Dog

In this photo taken Feb. 24, 2010 made available Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Ralph, a mutt of an undetermined breed, surfs a wave with his owner Geoff Cox on the beach of Mt. Maunganui, near Auckland, New Zealand. The pair started surfing together after Cox found a dog life vest at a local pe…

January 16, 2014 7:22 pm
Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A look at Thanksgiving Days past

A look at Thanksgiving Days past

First lady Mamie Eisenhower is amused by the gobbling of a 40-pound tom turkey presented to her at the White House, Nov. 14, 1957, fo rthe Eisenhower's Thanksgiving dinner. Mrs. Eisenhower accepted the Illinois-raised turkey just before going to a luncheon party celebrating her 61st birthday…

November 26, 2013 5:08 pm
Dear Abby for Nov. 11

Dear Abby for Nov. 11

DEAR ABBY: My daughter “Jenny,” her husband, “Bob,” and their three dogs live with my husband and me in our home. We live on a fairly busy road. The dogs used to always be leashed when they were taken out. They have now made a habit of letting the dogs out without leashes.

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