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‘This is our last stand.’ Protesters on Mauna Kea dig in their heels

‘This is our last stand.’ Protesters on Mauna Kea dig in their heels

It’s been nearly a week since construction of a massive telescope atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea was scheduled to begin. But throngs of protesters — or protectors, as they prefer to be called — have joined together to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Kaho’okahi Kanuha, a leader of the group, told CNN on Sunday…MORE

Bear bites employee at Pennsylvania resort

Bear bites employee at Pennsylvania resort

A bear bit an employee at the wildlife habitat of a Pennsylvania resort, the resort said. During a guided safari tour on Saturday, a Himalayan bear at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, reached through a wire fence, pulled the employee toward it and bit the employee’s arm, the resort said in a statement.…MORE

Lightning strike at Florida beach leaves 8 injured

Lightning strike at Florida beach leaves 8 injured

A lightning strike Sunday at a Florida beach injured eight people, Clearwater Police Department Lt. Michael Ogliaruso said. Witnesses reported seeing the eight people either falling or being thrown when the lightning struck Clearwater Beach, near Tampa, Ogliaruso told CNN. One man in his 40s was directly hit by the strike, fire rescue officials told…MORE

Monmouth Park cancels horse races due to excessive heat

Monmouth Park cancels horse races due to excessive heat

As a heat wave continues to blaze across a large part of the United States, Monmouth Park in New Jersey has canceled all horse races set for Sunday. Eleven races, including the $75,000 Spruce Fir, were canceled due to the high temperatures. The park is in Oceanport, where CNN Weather put the heat index —…MORE