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Backcountry guide mauled to death while fishing near Yellowstone National Park

Backcountry guide mauled to death while fishing near Yellowstone National Park

A backcountry guide died Saturday after being attacked by a grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park, according to officials. Charles “Carl” Mock, 40, of West Yellowstone, was alone fishing west of the park in Montana on Thursday when the bear attacked, according to a release from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department. “The man…

The charges against Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, explained

What was going through Derek Chauvin’s mind when he kneeled on a handcuffed, prone George Floyd for nine minutes and 29 seconds last May? That key question is at the heart of the three charges against the former Minneapolis Police officer and will be top of mind for jurors when their deliberations begin. To render…

Antron Pippen, eldest son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, dies

Retired NBA great Scottie Pippen announced the death of his eldest son, Antron, in a digital tribute. Antron, who played basketball in college and shared many of his father’s professional dreams, was the first of Pippen’s seven children and his only child with ex-wife Karen McCollum. Pippen didn’t reveal Antron’s cause of death or his…

Otters at Georgia Aquarium test positive for coronavirus

Otters at Georgia Aquarium test positive for coronavirus

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta says its Asian small-clawed otters tested positive for the virus that causes Covid-19. The aquarium announced on Sunday that it tested the otters after they showed “mild respiratory symptoms including sneezing, runny noses, mild lethargy, and coughing.” The seven creatures are being cared for off-exhibit. Despite being geriatric, they are…

America’s violent weekend: US rocked by back-to-back shootings across the country

Americans awoke Friday to news of yet another mass shooting, this time at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, where eight people were killed late Thursday. By the end of the weekend, at least nine more people had died from gun violence in back-to-back shootings across the country — in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska and…

Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died

Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died

Hester Ford, a North Carolina woman who was recognized as the oldest living American, died peacefully on Saturday in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, her great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson-Powe confirmed. Ford was at least 115 years and 245 days old at the time of her death, according to the Gerontology Research Group, who verified her…

Police fatally shoot carjacking suspect near Minneapolis

A man suspected of a carjacking was fatally shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon, according to a press release from the Burnsville Police Department. The suspect, described as a White man in his 20s, initially crashed a vehicle with stolen plates before carjacking a second vehicle at gunpoint, according to police in Burnsville,…

The US has reported at least 50 mass shootings since the Atlanta spa shootings

The US has reported at least 50 mass shootings since the Atlanta spa shootings

At least three people were killed and two were injured in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, early Sunday, continuing the long string of similar incidents that preceded it. Since March 16, when eight people were killed and one wounded at three Atlanta-area spas, the United States has had at least 50 mass shootings, according to…