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Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care
CHICAGO (AP) -- Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it....

Cincinnati's pioneering gorilla exhibit now common in zoos
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country....

Zoo exhibit breaches rare but can have deadly outcomes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping are rare, but can have tragic outcomes:...

Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death....

Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued....

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days....

Oregon students get bottled water; lead found at 2 schools
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday....

Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report....

Officers find shivering sea lion in San Francisco stairwell
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Police Department says two of its officers helped rescue a stranded baby sea lion they found shivering at a stairwell in the city's Ocean Beach neighborhood....

2 die in capsizing at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A father and son on an Alaska fishing trip died when their boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park....

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Zoo exhibit breaches rare but can have deadly outcomes

Cincinnati's pioneering gorilla exhibit now common in zoos

Officers find shivering sea lion in San Francisco stairwell


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