Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis
WASHINGTON Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking rankings in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. Maker was born in Kenya and grew up in Australia before his family moved to North America. ___More AP college basketball: http://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
A 72-year-old woman was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park when she tried to take a picture
A 72-year-old California woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, a news release from the park said. The woman approached the bison to take a picture and got within 10 feet of it multiple times before it gored her on June 25, according to the release. The news release said the woman approached the bison several times near her campsite at Bridge Bay Campground in northwest Wyoming before the bison charged. "To be safe around bison, stay at least 25 yards away, move away if they approach, and run away or find cover if they charge." Park visitors must stay 25 yards away from all large animals in the park including bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes, the release said.
A Yellowstone National Park visitor was attacked by a bison shortly after the parks reopening
A female visitor was injured in a bison attack Wednesday at Yellowstone National Park, which began a phased reopening this week, NBC News reported. The incident happened in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin where the woman got too close to the animal, National Park officials said. The National Park Service said in a statement that the visitor was knocked to the ground and injured by the bison." Officials say this was the first bison attack of the year at Americas first national park. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space, the park service told NBC News.
Teen injured by bison in North Dakota national park
EMBED >More News Videos Bison sends girl flying in the air after charging herMEDORA, N.D. -- A teenage visitor to a national park in North Dakota has been injured by a bison.Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park say the 17-year-old girl from Colorado was on a trail Saturday and walked between two bull bison that had been fighting. One bison charged the teen. She was struck in the back, gored in the thigh and tossed about 6 feet (2 meters) into the air.Park rangers and Billings County paramedics treated the girl at the scene until she could be taken by helicopter to a Bismarck hospital. Authorities say the teen's condition is stable. "There was nothing that I did to aggravate him, and then all of a sudden I kind of got this feeling that something was chasing me, and then all of a sudden, he just throws me into the air," the teen said.Park regulations require that visitors stay at least 25 yards (22.85 meters) away from large animals such as bison, elk, deer and horses.Last week, a bison charged a 9-year-old girl in Yellowstone , throwing her into the air.----abc13.com
6/25: Supreme Court upholds key part of Obamacare; American bison make a comeback in the Midwest
In a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obamacare subsidies. CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford explains the decision and its impact; In an effort to bring the prairie back to the "Land of Lincoln," American bison are being brought in to graze on land they haven't been on in more than 200 years. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports.cbsnews.com