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Vintage duck hunting boats displayed in new NC museum

Jun. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A new museum will house wooden boats that plied the Currituck Sound when world-class duck hunting and bass fishing were livelihoods for local watermen and passions for the wealthy. The 10,000 square-foot, $4.3 million facility in the shadow of the...

Bear attacks, injures sleeping campers in south Alaska

Jun. 13, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials in Alaska have said two campers were attacked by a bear this weekend while they were sleeping in a tent in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jeff Selinger said the campers were...

Florida zoo announces birth of southern white rhino

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo announced the birth of a southern white rhino, the eighth to be born in Tampa as part of a plan to help the species. Officials at ZooTampa at Lowry Park said the baby was born to a 20-year-old rhino named Alake last week. The female calf...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Belgium ahead of NATO summit

Jun. 13, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has arrived in the capital of Belgium for the upcoming NATO summit, wearing a mask because of the coronavirus as an honor guard and trumpeters greeted him. ...

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Jun. 13, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while...

From vaccine sharing to climate, G-7 talks yield agreements

Jun. 13, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have wrapped up their first face-to-face summit in two years at a seaside resort in southwest England. The leaders of the G-7 — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States — made...

2 dead, 1 hospitalized in separate Minnesota water incidents

Jun. 13, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say two people drowned and a child who was found unresponsive in a pool was hospitalized in three separate incidents in Minnesota on Saturday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 46-year-old Chandra Mohan Laghuvaram, of Plymouth,...

Swiss narrowly reject tax hike to fight climate change

Jun. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Exit polls on Sunday indicated that Swiss voters appear to have narrowly rejected a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases. The Alpine country has been experiencing an outsized impact...

Biologists try to protect bats from deadly fungus in Utah

Jun. 13, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — When bats come to mind, people generally think of horror movies and vampires, but bats actually play an important role in the ecosystem. But they’re in danger. White Nose Syndrome, WNS, was discovered in New York in 2006 and has been affecting...

Tennessee group refurbishes two-wheelers for people in need

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of years ago, Blake Pierce noticed a 10- or 11-year-old boy in his Red Bank neighborhood with worn-out sneakers. “Why? Because he didn’t have brakes on his bike,” explained Pierce, who noticed the boy dragging his feet to slow...