Couple finds message in a bottle from NOAA scientists sent in early ‘6 0s

( CNN) In 1962, Us administration scientists at a lab in Galveston, Texas wrote messages in bottles and deployed 7,863 of them into the sea. This week, about 56 years later, a couple combing the beach more than 200 miles away picked one up. This week near marker 22 of the National Seashore near Corpus […]

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Columbine shooting survivor Austin Eubanks died of a heroin overdose

( CNN) Columbine survivor and addiction speaker Austin Eubanks died of “acute heroin toxicity, ” the coroner’s office has confirmed. Eubanks’ death has been “ruled an accidental heroin overdose, ” Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg, told CNN Thursday. “I’m very sad about it myself, ” Ryg said. “We were hoping for something else, heart […]

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Coast Guard suspends search for 5 missing crew members after Alaskan crab boat sinks

( CNN) The Coast Guard in Alaska suspended its search Wednesday evening for five missing crew members who were on a crab fishing boat that sank off Sutwik Island. The search spanned over 20 hours and 1,400 square miles. Two survivors were rescued and taken to a hospital in Kodiak, the Coast Guard said. They […]

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A $38,000 reward is being offered after a Florida dolphin was fatally speared in the head

( CNN) A bottlenose dolphin was found dead with a deep head wound on a southwest Florida beach in May. Marine officials are offering a $38,000 reward for help track down its attackers. The wound was 6 inches deep and aimed at the dolphin’s skull. It “completely punctured” the tissue in its track, NOAA bottlenose […]

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A human could get a year in prison and a $50,000 fine for killing an endangered sawfish

( CNN) A man in Florida could face up to a year in federal prison and a $50,000 fine after witnesses said they considered him kill an endangered smalltooth sawfish by removing the long, flat see that dedicates the fish its name. Smalltooth sawfish use that insured to sense and attack prey. Without it, they […]

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The North Atlantic right whale will soon be extinct unless something is done to save it, researchers advise

( CNN) The fate of the increasingly rare North Atlantic right whale has always been left up to humans. A new report from Oceana, a non-profit ocean advocacy group, says unless protections are put in place, the North Atlantic right whale will die out. “At some phase, if tendencies continue, recovery will simply become impossible, […]

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A great white shark jumped in front of a boat near Cape Cod, surprising those on board

(CNN)At least no one can complain that this fishing trip was boring. Doug Nelson and his son joined a Saturday outing on Cape Cod Bay, off the coast of Massachusetts, he told CNN. One of the boys on board hooked what appeared to be a “good-sized fish,” Nelson said, so he grabbed his phone to […]

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Sea turtles have been targeted multiple times this year in Florida. Another was just procured with a spear in its neck

( CNN) A green sea turtle was detected with a 3-foot-long lance in its neck and rescued, according to nonprofit Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. All species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered. They are protected under the United Country Endangered Species Act of 1973 and Florida’s Marine Turtle Protection Act. “Human activities have […]

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On the 4th anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, mom calls for police firings

( CNN) On the fourth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death Tuesday, his mother stood on the steps of City Hall and demanded action from authorities. Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, called the letter a “smokescreen” and demanded to know why the NYPD won’t act sooner. “( Mayor Bill) de Blasio — why September? Why September? ” […]

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5 things to know for March 5: House investigation, Alabama tornadoes, Venezuela, HIV, Luke Perry

( CNN) Parts of Alabama are reeling this morning after an outbreak of tornadoes killed dozens. Here’s how you can help the survivors. Here’s what else you need to know to Get up to Speed and Out the Door.( You are also welcome to get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your […]

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