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Manhattan (New York City)

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  • Fishermen not 'chumming' on pier before shark attack, witness says

    Fishermen not 'chumming' on pier before shark attack, witness says
    A great white shark that bit a swimmer near Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday was not attracted to the area by chumming, according to an aquarium director who witnessed the incident. Three fishermen were using baited fishing lines thrown from the pier,...
  • Swimmer bitten by shark off Manhattan Beach describes ordeal

    A swimmer who was attacked by a shark near the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday described the incident as terrifying, saying “I felt the shark biting into me and I thought this is it.” Steven Robles was out for a swim with about a dozen...
  • 'Agitated' shark bites swimmer off California beach

    'Agitated' shark bites swimmer off California beach
    A 7-foot great white shark bit a swimmer off the coast near Manhattan Beach in Southern California on Saturday, leaving the man with moderate injuries, a fire department official said. The shark bit the long-distance swimmer in the upper torso and...
  • Video emerges showing shark attack off Manhattan Beach Pier

    A video has emerged showing a shark attack that left a swimmer injured near the Manhattan Beach Pier. One video, posted on by LoudLabs News on YouTube, shows the shark "jumping right on top" of the swimmer, as one of the people heard on the recording...
  • Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says

    Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says
    Sharks are not an uncommon sight in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier, but attacks like the one Saturday are rare, experts said. A swimmer was attacked by a shark Saturday morning. The unidentified victim, described as a long-distance swimmer...
  • Humor column: Urban living isn't what it's jacked up to be

    I thought I would like to put a store underneath my house. This is, as you know, the stylish 21st-century way of living. In many of the fancy, up-to-date "new urbanism" developments, you get rows of shops with places to live up above them, like the good...
  • Shark attack stirs Manhattan Beach holiday weekend crowd

    Shark attack stirs Manhattan Beach holiday weekend crowd
    Lance Nelson spent Saturday morning surfing the choppy waves south of Manhattan Beach Pier, just like he has most days this summer. More umbrellas than usual dotted the shoreline, signs of the Fourth of July holiday weekend crowd. Other than that, the...
  • Rangers stop six-game skid

    The Sports Xchange By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange Rangers stop six-game skid NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers are less than three years removed from twice being one strike away from winning the World Series, so merely snapping two losing streaks...
  • Fourth of July is deadliest holiday weekend

    Fourth of July is deadliest holiday weekend
    The Fourth of July is the most dangerous American holiday weekend of the year, experts say. The National Safety Council estimated that there would be 385 deaths and 41,200 injuries -- including car crashes,  swimming incidents and fireworks accidents --...
  • No fishing allowed from Manhattan Beach pier after shark bites swimmer

    No fishing allowed from Manhattan Beach pier after shark bites swimmer
    After a young 7-foot great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer off Manhattan Beach Pier earlier Saturday, police have banned fishing from the pier until Tuesday. The swimmer, described only as 35 to 40 years old, was bitten once on the right side of...
  • Shark hooked on line for almost an hour attacks swimmer in L.A.

    The shark that bit a swimmer near the Manhattan Beach pier Saturday morning was hooked by a fisherman on the pier for nearly an hour and had become increasingly annoyed as it tried to free itself, authorities said.   "He was trying to get off the...