In Other News

June 8, 2014

In Other News, June 8

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Watch rare footage of Alaska from a polar bear’s perspective

It’s not everyday that you can see up close what polars bears do in the wild. Biologists with the United States Geological Survey equipped four female polar bears with collar cams in Alaska in an attempt to learn more about how the animals’ behavior is impacted by sea ice conditions. — Time

Texas mom burning mad over school’s sunscreen ban

A Texas mom is angry over a school ban on sunscreen that she says led to her daughter getting a severe sunburn during a field trip. The North East Independent School District has the restriction because it considers sunscreen toxic and fears kids will eat it, parent Christy Riggs, of San Antonio, told Fox News. — Fox News

Strangers pay for Seattle shooting hero’s wedding registry

John Meis is being praised for his quick thinking when he tackled the suspected Seattle Pacific University shooter Friday. “Police say 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra, armed with a shotgun and a knife, walked into the science and engineering building and opened fire.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. deaths in Afghanistan may have only tenuous link to Bergdahl

The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. — Reuters

Conman steals London World War II veteran’s army medals

Police say a London conman has stolen the military service medals of a 92-year-old British Army veteran of World War II on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Sunday’s Metropolitan Police statement said the conman entered the crime victim’s home posing as a water company worker. — The Washington Post

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