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SeaWorld Euthanizes 42-Year-Old Matriarch Orca Dying From Lung Disease

An orca swims with its baby.  (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
An orca swims with its baby. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

SeaWorld euthanized a 42-year-old killer whale after concerns a bacterial infection could compromise the animal’s quality of life. Kasatka was mother to four, grandmother to...

  • Vice President Mike Pence is pictured during a joint press conference with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on Aug. 16, 2017. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Vice President Pence Says He ‘Stands With the President’ Following Charlottesville Remarks

    A day after President Donald Trump said both sides were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville which saw one person killed, Vice President Mike Pence... Read more

  • Counter protesters, some called the "antifa," face down members of the "alt-right" outside Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Antifa Protestors Crash Funeral of Heather Hayer, Show Up With Bats and Shield

    At the Wednesday funeral of Heather Heyer, the woman mowed down by a white supremacist—a group of anti-fascist protesters decided to show up armed.  The protestors... Read more

  • Beth Holloway participates in the launch of the Natalee Holloway Resource Center on June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Natalee Holloway’s Dad Discovers Human Remains: ‘I Was Shocked’

    The father of Natalee Holloway said that he’s discovered human remains in Aruba—more than a decade after the young woman went missing on a trip... Read more

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un arrives at a ceremony in Pyongyang on April 13. (ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

    After North Korea Backs Off Threats, Trump Says It Made Right Decision

    The leader of the North Korean communist regime, Kim Jong-Un, backed down from his missile threat against Guam on Aug. 15. President Donald Trump responded... Read more

  • An undated file photo of a THAAD interceptor, provided by the Missile Defense Agency. (Handout / Reuters)

    US-South Korea Move Ahead With Missile Shield, China Seethes

    The South Korea and U.S. alliance is moving ahead with deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, a Department of... Read more

  • People hold flowers at a vigil in Chicago on Aug. 13 a day after a call drove into a crowd at a protest in Charlottesville killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. (JOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Woman Slain in Charlottesville Remembered

    The grieving parents of the woman who was killed in Charlottesville when a car rammed into a crowd of protesters said that she was a... Read more

  • (U.S. Air Force photo by Edward Aspera Jr.)

    Woman Struck by Lightning in Her Kitchen

    A Georgia woman was just cooking in her kitchen when the whole world went blank—she was struck by lightning, she said. Tesia Swearingen, of Gainesville,... Read more

  • Baltimore city workers remove graffiti from the pedestal where a statue dedicated to Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson stood August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Statue of Supreme Court Justice Removed Along With Confederate Monuments in Baltimore in Overnight Operation

    Baltimore city contractors removed a statue depicting the fifth Chief Justice of the United States along with three Confederate monuments in an overnight operation that started... Read more

  • An image of Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plunged into a protest, is posted to a flag pole in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Aug. 14. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    Trump Describes Heather Heyer as a “Truly special Young Woman” in Tweet

    A memorial service for Heather Heyer, 32, who was killed when a car plunged into a counter protest of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville,... Read more

  • Richard Spencer (Vas Panagiotopoulos/Flickr)

    University of Florida Rejects Richard Spencer Event, Citing Safety Concerns

    The University of Florida rejected a request by a group headed by white rights activist Richard Spencer, who is president of the National Policy Institute, a... Read more

  • File photo of a Black Hawk helicopter, (John Vlahidis/Shutterstock)

    5 Missing After Black Hawk Helicopter Went Down Near Hawaii

    The Army and Coast Guard are searching for five crewmembers after an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii,... Read more

  • The mysterious object found on Rhode Island beach.
(Screenshot WPRI)

    Mysterious ‘Metal Starfish’ Discovered on US Beach, Experts Baffled

    A mysterious “metal starfish” discovered in Rhode Island is leaving experts and residents alike baffled. Several people even said it could be some sort of... Read more

  • Takiya Fatima Thompson  (Durham County Sheriff's Office)

    Communist Party Member Arrested for Confederate Statue Vandalism in Durham

    Deputies arrested a 22-year-old member of the far-left communist Workers World Party on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and charged her with vandalism for toppling a Confederate... Read more

  • A Sheriff's deputy stands near the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in Durham, North Carolina on Aug. 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Kate Medley)

    Confederate Monuments Come Down in Florida and North Carolina

    Confederate monuments were taken down in Florida and North Carolina on Monday, Aug. 14, and government leaders around the country are announcing plans to take... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Trump Says Removal of Confederate Statues Changes History

    NEW YORK—President Donald Trump said that the removal of confederate statues is changing history and culture. At a press conference in Trump Tower on Aug... Read more

  • The Feb. 15 edition of The New York Times. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Times Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Professor’s Slavery Comments

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co. must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it... Read more

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