A string of run ins between pets and wild coyotes in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has forced city officials to close several trails and remind owners not to walk dogs off leash. Wildlife officers believe the coyotes, 10 of which live within city limits and were first sighted in San Francisco in 2004, are protecting young pups. “San Franciscans do not seem to be getting the message about how to coexist peacefully with local wildlife," the city's Animal Care and Control agency wrote la... Read More
A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that Yellowstone's grizzly bears are more dangerous than those in Glacier National Park, despite Glacier's larger bear population. In 2011, 17 Glacier grizzlies charged humans, compared to 62 in Yellowstone, where bears have killed four visitors in the last two years. Greater habituation to humans, along with Yellowstone's dwindling supplies of pine trees and cutthroat trout, have altered the bears' diets and led to human-grizzly c... Read More
Organizers for the London Olympic Games on Monday delayed the bidding process that will determine who owns the Olympic Stadium once the games are concluded. The London Legacy Development Corporation was expected to announce new owners this month but decided to extend the deadline to "run a process that is fair to all and delivers the best possible legacy for the Olympic Stadium." Of the 16 bidders who have expressed interest in buying the stadium, only four have submitted formal applications. ... Read More
On Monday, former Olympic champion Donovan Bailey was charged with driving under the influence after a March 28 incident in downtown Toronto. According to the court filing, Bailey, who won and set a world record in the 100 meters at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was stopped by police and later failed a breathalyzer test. Bailey faces a fine and license suspension if convicted. This is the third time the five-time world champion has been charged with a driving-related incident. He was previously c... Read More
Fifteen people are dead and six are seriously injured after a small plane crashed into a hillside in Nepal on Monday morning. A Dornier 228 operated by Nepal-based Agni Air went down near Jomsom Airport, 125 miles northwest of Kathmandu. The dead include 13 Indian pilgrims headed to the Muktinath temple near Jomsom and two Nepalese pilots. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Two of the six survivors are infants.
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