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Escaped lion kills worker

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/31/18, 10:20 am

A lion killed an intern at a North Carolina wildlife conservatory on Sunday after it escaped from a locked space. Alexandra Black, 22, of New Palestine, Ind., was attacked by the lion at the Conservators Center in Caswell County while cleaning an enclosure. Black graduated from Indiana University in May with a degree in animal behavior and had been working at the center for about two weeks. It is unclear how the lion escaped during the routine cleaning, the center said in a statement. The lion was shot and killed after attempts to tranquilize it failed.

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One dead, five missing after U.S. warplanes collide

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/06/18, 11:12 am

Rescuers found two of seven crew members Thursday after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast. One of the crew members died, and the other is in fair condition. A KC-130 Hercules refueling plane and an F/A-18 Hornet jet were carrying out regular refueling training after taking off from a base in Iwakuni, Japan, near Hiroshima, when they collided at 2 a.m., according to the U.S. Marine Corps. The planes crashed into the sea south of Muroto Cape on the island of Shikoku.

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Shooter’s high school coach: ‘Warning signs were there’

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/12/18, 11:17 am

Two high school coaches who worked with Ian David Long, who shot and killed 12 people Wednesday at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said he was volatile and had behavioral problems that went unaddressed by school administrators. Long, 28, was a Marine machine gunner and Afghanistan war veteran. Police confirmed Sunday that an autopsy determined he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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