An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks has stopped carrying the carcass, environmental officials said.
Center for Whale Research
August 13, 2018 - 3:41 pm
By Darran Simon (CNN) — It was a journey of love, driven by a mother's loss, stretching across a thousand miles of ocean as the world watched and wondered. An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks has stopped carrying the carcass,...
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A university spelled 'Board of trustees' incorrectly in its diplomas for 6 years before it was spotted
Alec Williams
August 12, 2018 - 5:28 pm
By Megan Cain and Saeed Ahmed (CNN) - - Colorado Mesa University is issuing two diplomas for the price of one. The catch? The first one was signed by the chair of CMU's "Coard of Trustees." The embarrassing typo lingered in the bottom left corner of nearly 9,200 diplomas for six years -- until...
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People swim after the mass start in the Neva River in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Alexander Belenky
August 12, 2018 - 2:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — More than 600 swimmers from 13 countries have stroked their way through one of Russia's most scenic and historic settings on Sunday, circling the St. Petersburg island that holds the Peter and Paul Fortress. The 2.3-kilometer (1.42-mile) circuit — which some swam twice...
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High School Diploma
August 10, 2018 - 9:42 pm
By Gisela Crespo, CNN (CNN) -- A New Orleans native who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina's devastation was recognized 12 years later by the high school he didn't get to graduate from -- with an honorary diploma. Clint Smith, 29, tweeted a photo Friday of the diploma from Benjamin Franklin High...
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"McRefugees" sleep in Hong Kong McDonald's
Suraj Katra/CNN iReport
August 06, 2018 - 2:20 pm
By Jessie Yeung (CNN) - - In just five years there's been a sixfold increase in so-called McRefugees in Hong Kong -- residents who spend their nights sleeping in 24-hour McDonald's outlets across the city, a survey has found. The study, conducted by the non-profit Junior Chamber International (JCI...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 photo provided by Bryce Carlson Adventures, Bryce Carlson poses for a photo after completing his solo unsupported row across the Atlantic, at St Mary's Harbour, Isle of Scilly, England.
Bryce Carlson Adventures via AP
August 05, 2018 - 9:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing. Bryce Carlson arrived at St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, off England's southwestern tip, late Saturday — 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes...
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officer mistakenly shoots and kills resident
Philip B. Poston/AP via CNN
August 03, 2018 - 7:21 pm
By Ayana Archie, Sal Sendik and Madison Park, CNN (CNN) -- A case of mistaken identity left a man dead after protecting his family from an invader. Officers were dispatched to an Aurora, Colorado home around 1:30 Monday morning. They heard gunshots coming from inside the house, according to Aurora...
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July 31, 2018 - 11:24 am
LEON VALLEY, Texas (AP) — Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium's interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a baby stroller, police say. Miss Helen, the 16-inch-long (40-centimeter-long) gray horn shark, was...
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Tim Jimenez
July 31, 2018 - 9:41 am
EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Police are on the lookout for a 7-foot-long snake that slithered away from its home in Montgomery County. The owner of the red tail boa constrictor named Vinnie reported him missing to police Monday, though he said he has been looking for the reptile for three...
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This Aug. 11, 2017, photo provided by Cascadia Research shows a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin, in the foreground, swimming next to a melon-headed dolphin near Kauai, Hawaii.
Kimberly A. Wood/Cascadia Research via AP
July 31, 2018 - 7:06 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don't call it a "wholphin," they say. The melon-headed whale is one of the various species that's called a whale but is technically a dolphin...
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