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US tourist killed in Zambia elephant attack, the second this year

Jun. 21, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S. tourist was killed by an elephant in the Zambian city of Livingstone Wednesday — in the second such attack in the country this year — local officials said. The officials said Friday that 64-year-old Juliana Gle Tourneau was killed when an elephant...

Hawaii residents fined $20K after Hawaiian monk seal pup mauled by unleashed dogs

Jun. 20, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii residents were fined $20,000 for their alleged roles in the fatal mauling of a female Hawaiian monk seal pup by unleashed dogs, U.S. officials said Thursday. Hawaiian monk seals are a critically endangered species. Only 1,600 remain in the wild. The loss...

Gleaming monolith pops up in Nevada desert, the latest in a series of quickly vanishing structures

Jun. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The strange monolith looks like it could have come from another world. Jutting out of the rocks in a remote mountain range near Las Vegas, the glimmering rectangular prism's reflective surface imitates the vast desert landscape surrounding the mountain peak where...

Another police dog dies while trying to help officers arrest a suspect in South Carolina

Jun. 20, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the second time this month, a police dog has been killed while trying to help arrest a suspect in South Carolina. A Richland County Sheriff's Department dog named Wick was struck and killed by a car on Interstate 77 early Thursday when his leash broke and...

Biden administration old-growth forest proposal doesn't ban logging, but still angers industry

Jun. 20, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration is advancing its plan to restrict logging within old-growth forests that are increasingly threatened by climate change, with exceptions that include cutting trees to make forests less susceptible to wildfires, according to a U.S. government analysis...

Minivan carrying more than a dozen puppies crashes in Connecticut. Most are OK

Jun. 20, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — A minivan carrying 14 puppies hit a utility pole and rolled over in Connecticut on Thursday morning, injuring several dogs, authorities said. Dogs of several breeds were in crates in the back of the minivan when it crashed at about 6 a.m. in Woodstock, a...

The Iberian lynx is back from the brink of extinction, thanks to conservation efforts

Jun. 20, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Things are looking up for the Iberian lynx. Just over two decades ago, the pointy-eared wild cat was on the brink of extinction, but as of Thursday the International Union for Conservation of Nature says it's no longer an endangered species. Successful...

It's hard to find treatment for snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of people are dying every year

Jun. 20, 2024 04:01 AM EDT

MWINGI, Kenya (AP) — Esther Kangali felt a sharp pain while on her mother’s farm in eastern Kenya. She looked down and saw a large snake coiling around her left leg. She screamed, and her mother came running. Kangali was rushed to a nearby health center, but it lacked antivenom...

Baby moose trapped in a lake is saved by Alaska man and police as its worried mom watches

Jun. 19, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man and two police officers rescued a baby moose from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. Spencer Warren, who works for the outdoor tourism...

Arkansas governor signs income, property tax cuts into law

Jun. 19, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday signed legislation cutting the state's property and income taxes after lawmakers wrapped up a special session where they also approved legislation to keep the state's hunting and fishing programs running. ...