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Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack

Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack

Last Monday, Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion. “I feel like I should go buy a bunch of lottery tickets,” he said. Authorities on Thursday identified Kauffman as the runner who won a fight-to-the-death struggle last week after the…MORE

California man sentenced to more than 12 years for starting wildfire

California man sentenced to more than 12 years for starting wildfire

A California man was sentenced to more than 12 years in state prison Thursday after he admitted to starting last summer’s Cranston Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, prosecutors said. Brandon McGlover, 33, of Temecula pleaded guilty to two counts of burning of a structure or forest land, the Riverside County district attorney’s office…MORE

What is El Niño?

What is El Niño?

The weather phenomenon called El Niño largely became a part of the public vernacular more than 20 years ago. In 1997, it caused devastating flooding in the Western United States and drought in Indonesia. It also was blamed for deadly virus outbreaks in Africa and rising coffee prices around the world. El Niño even became…MORE

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