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Zoo wants gun activist who fought its ban to pay legal bills

Dec. 05, 2021 18:26 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After successfully defending its weapons ban in court, the St. Louis Zoo is now trying to force the gun rights activist who challenged the ban to pay part of its $150,000 in legal bills. The zoo filed a request for its request for legal fees in August,...

Veterinarians call for medical care for 2 Pakistan elephants

Nov. 30, 2021 08:37 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The head of a team of veterinarians on Tuesday called for urgent medical care for a pair of elephants in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Dr. Frank Goeritz, whose team was sent by the global animal welfare group Four Paws to examine four...

Mohegan Gaming finalizes financing for South Korea project

Nov. 29, 2021 17:40 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the corporation that owns the Mohegan Tribe's various gambling enterprises, announced Monday it has completed the $1.5 billion in financing needed to develop the first stage of a casino and entertainment resort in South Korea. ...

UK’s Johnson tries to woo businesses, praises Peppa Pig

Nov. 22, 2021 07:45 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised Monday to champion a green industrial revolution for Britain — and hailed preschool favorite Peppa Pig as an inspiring model for the U.K. economy. Johnson told a conference of business group the Confederation of...

Dutch government tightens COVID-19 measures again

Nov. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Faced with sharply rising coronavirus cases, the caretaker prime minister of the Netherlands said Tuesday that the Dutch government is reinstituting an order to wear face masks in public places like stores and libraries and mandating an extension for the use of...

Shanghai Disneyland tests 33K, closes 2 days over 1 contact

Nov. 01, 2021 06:09 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fireworks boomed as visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for COVID-19 test results, surrounded by health care workers dressed from head to toe in white protective suits. Shanghai Disneyland announced suddenly Sunday evening that it was no longer...

$100 million in taxes to help amusement park, Sandusky

Oct. 29, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The parent company of one of Ohio's major amusement parks has reached a $100-million, 20-year public investment deal with the Lake Erie city of Sandusky. The city's agreement with Cedar Point, which operates the Cedar Fair park, includes a new...

Study finds California condors can have "virgin births"

Oct. 28, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Endangered California condors can have “'virgin births," according to a study released Thursday. Researchers with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said genetic testing confirmed that two male chicks hatched in 2001 and 2009 from unfertilized eggs...

Theme park mecca lets pandemic emergency order expire

Oct. 27, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of the Florida county that is home to the nation’s biggest theme park resorts is lifting a pandemic-related state of emergency order. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said he was letting the order expire Wednesday afternoon. ...

Florida manatee deaths soar as polluted water kills seagrass

Oct. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that...