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Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death....

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 released Tuesday....

Doctors describe shark bite wound after California attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The semi-circular shark bite stretched from Maria Korcsmaros' shoulder to her pelvis, with teeth marks visible in the shredded flesh of her arm and torso....

Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her....

Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced to 4 years in killing
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison....

Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction....

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan's most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show....

Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering
Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is suitable for personal cleanliness uses, scientists said Tuesday in a bid to calm fears raised by actor Mark Ruffalo and others who have questioned the safety of the supply that flows into the city's bathtubs and showers....

After San Bernardino, crisis counselor faces her own grief
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crisis counselor Mandy Pifer has spent the last six years comforting people in the aftermath of death, including a woman whose sister killed herself with an electric chainsaw and an 8-year-old girl who found her mother shot to death on their couch....

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....

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Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first

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Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out