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FILE - This April 26, 2018 file photo shows Chandler Powell, left, and Bindi Irwin at a ceremony honoring the late Steve Irwin with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Irwin posted on her social media Wednesday, July 24, 2019 that Powell, her longtime boyfriend proposed on July 23, her 21st birthday. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late conservationist, Steve Irwin, is getting married. She posted Wednesday on her social media that longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell's proposed on her 21st birthday, Tuesday. Powell is a 22-year-old wakeboarder from Florida whom she met in 2013...
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July 21, 2019 - 8:26 am
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had an up close and personal encounter with a great white shark that leaped out of the water to snatch a fish they had caught right off the line. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New England...
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Wildlife biologist/crocodile specialist Michael Lloret releases baby crocodiles back into the wild along the cooling canals next to the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station after having measured and tagged them with microchips to observe their development in the future, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Homestead, Fla. The 168-miles of man-made canals serve as the home to several hundred crocodiles, where a team of specialists working for Florida Power and Light (FPL) monitors and protects the American crocodiles. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more...
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July 20, 2019 - 9:31 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay. NBC Montana posted a video Thursday taken by a tourist during a road construction delay that shows two men teeing off with golf...
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A roofer works on a new home under construction Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Houston. A heat wave is expected to send temperatures soaring close to 100 degrees through the weekend across much of the country. The National Weather Service estimates that more than 100 heat records will fall on Saturday. Most will not be the scorching daily highs, but for lack of cooling at night, something called nighttime lows. Those lows will be record highs. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 18, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Public housing officials in Chicago were planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a substantial portion of the U.S. Routine checks also will be done to make sure the temperature in...
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People shelter from the sun under a souvenir umbrella from Venice during the noon Angelus prayer recited by Pope Francis at the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
July 14, 2019 - 4:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging efforts to safeguard the human rights of fishermen and mariners. Francis tweeted that he is praying for them and their families and noted that Sunday is a day dedicated to seafarers and fishermen. Francis tweeted: "I encourage every effort to protect...
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July 10, 2019 - 12:10 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who swims topless in Lake Superior says she won't be dissuaded by someone who called the police on her. Michelle Bennett was sunbathing topless on the beach in Duluth last month when a woman asked her to cover up, saying she was making the woman's children...
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July 09, 2019 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a California woman killed in a shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas says the tour company did nothing to help rescue her and staff lacked even a basic first aid kit. In a statement Tuesday, relatives of 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey called on tour companies to...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2000 file photo, President Clinton speaks on the USS John F. Kennedy as a tall ship passes between him and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor during Independence Day celebrations in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
July 03, 2019 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt was sailing to a Hawaii...
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June 28, 2019 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Scottish Natural Heritage says the sand dunes at Donald Trump's golf resort north of Aberdeen may lose their protected status after being affected by the course's construction. SNH's Sally Thomas said Friday "we have found there is no longer a reason to protect the dunes at Menie as...
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