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Casper considers ban on feeding feral cats, some oppose idea

Aug. 11, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming city is considering a ban on feeding feral cats, a proposal supported by animal control officers and wildlife advocates but opposed by others. The Casper City Council plans a final vote on the proposed ban in the weeks ahead. The animal shelter in Casper took in over 1,500...

Tourists relax the use of their pandemic masks while gathered to view a seal swimming near their tour boat, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, off Portland, Maine. The state has one of the lowest number of coronavirus cases in the country. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

"Masked Moose" among public health projects on way in Maine

Aug. 11, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Dozens of cities, towns and tribal governments around Maine will receive $4 million in grants to improve their response to the coronavirus pandemic, the administration of Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday. The grants are designed to help fund projects that support public education...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020 file photo, a woman walks past a dog sculpture on the campus of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, N.C.  North Carolina public health officials have reported the state's first confirmed coronavirus case in a dog. The Department of Health and Human Services says there is an ongoing investigation into the cause of death. The department said the dog was taken to the N.C. State Veterinary Hospital on Aug. 3 with respiratory issues and died later that day.   (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

North Carolina dog that tested positive for coronavirus dies

Aug. 11, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina dog that tested positive for coronavirus has died, state health officials said Tuesday. The Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that it is the state's first confirmed positive case in a dog. The department said the dog was taken to the N.C....

This photo provided by Capt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari shows some of 300 dolphins caught on camera Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, Calif. A minutes-long video captured by Capt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters. The Orange County Register reported that dolphins move fastest while porpoising out of the water since there is less resistance in air than in water. It is unknown why pods of dolphins stampede. (Capt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari via AP)

Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers

Aug. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Some 300 dolphins were caught on camera Sunday stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, the Orange County Register reported. The minutes-long video captured by Capt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters,...

Washington state to kill more wolves that attack livestock

Aug. 11, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington on Tuesday ordered that more endangered wolves be killed in a pack that continued to prey on cattle in Stevens County even after one member was eliminated. Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the removal of one or two wolves from...

Piping plover chick taken from Rhode Island beach dies

Aug. 11, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A piping plover chick taken by vacationers from a Rhode Island beach died at a wildlife center on Cape Cod, despite efforts to save it. Piping plover are a protected species and removing the birds from the wild is illegal. People from Massachusetts visiting a beach in Westerly,...

Los Angeles man reunited with bulldog after five years

Aug. 11, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

WEST COVINA, Calif. (AP) — The last time Nestor Flores saw his bulldog, his wife was pregnant with their first child. Now, he has three children, a 1-year-old, 3-year-old and 5-year-old. Five years after the Los Angeles resident's dog Leela was stolen out of his backyard, the two have been reunited....

Regulators to allow increased squid fishing this year

Aug. 11, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal fishing regulators are allowing increased harvesting of a species of squid this year because of reports that the species can withstand it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it's increasing the accepted biological catch of shortfin squid from about 57 million...

Volunteers rescue dozens of dolphins stranded on beach

Aug. 10, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 50 dolphins were stranded on a beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, over the weekend and needed to be rescued by dozens of volunteers, officials said. The International Fund for Animal Welfare said some 45 dolphins were found stranded by harbor officials in Wellfleet on Sunday...

Correction: Fishing-Puget Sound story

Aug. 10, 2020 8:27 PM EDT
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — In a story August 6, 2020, about the sockeye salmon season for Baker Lake in northwest Washington state, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the season continues through Sept. 7. The season closed Aug. 3.