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Acclaimed Native American flute player, hoop dancer has died

Oct. 03, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

Kevin Locke, an acclaimed Native American flute player, hoop dancer, cultural ambassador and educator, has died in South Dakota at age 68, according to his family. A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and from the ancestral line of Lakota and Anishinabe, Locke died Friday night...

Maryland’s smallest bat's survival threatened

Oct. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — What tricolor bats lack in size, they make up for in their important role in insect control and pollination. But their survival is being threatened by biological and environmental factors. The tricolor bats’ range includes Maryland and the Eastern Shore....

Live Updates: Ian's U.S. death toll climbs to 27

Sep. 30, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Ian: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 27 as of Friday night. According to Florida's Medical Examiners Commission, several new deaths were attributable to the storm, including a 62-year-old woman who died...

Dolphins' Tagovailoa has concussion, no timetable for return

Sep. 30, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Friday there is no timetable for the return of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion when he hit his head against the turf a day earlier against the Cincinnati Bengals. McDaniel also defended the...

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa stretchered off with head injury

Sep. 30, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained neck and head injuries after being slammed to the ground Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and was stretchered from the field. The Dolphins said Tagovailoa was conscious, had movement in all his...

Virus kills 100,000 cattle in India, threatens livelihoods

Sep. 29, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A viral disease has killed nearly 100,000 cows and buffaloes in India and sickened over 2 million more. The outbreak has triggered devastating income losses for cattle farmers since the disease not only results in deaths but can also lead to decreased milk...

Spanish vultures released in Cyprus to replenish population

Sep. 28, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 15 Griffon vultures from Spain have been released into the wild in Cyprus to help revive the east Mediterranean island's population that's dropped to just 8-10 birds because of deliberate poisoning, conservationists said Wednesday. The LIFE with Vultures...

Vegas attraction closed after 3rd dolphin death in 5 months

Sep. 27, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dolphin habitat at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been temporarily closed after the third mammal death at the attraction in five months. Officials at the Mirage Secret Garden and Habitat said an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin named K2 died Saturday. ...

California mountain lion first in study to die from mange

Sep. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion found dead in Southern California earlier this year was the first big cat in a two-decade National Park Service study to die of complications from mange, a highly contagious skin disease caused by a mite parasite, officials said. The body of the...

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa not in concussion protocol

Sep. 26, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is not in concussion protocol, according to coach Mike McDaniel, after appearing to slam his head against the ground in Miami’s win over Buffalo on Sunday. Tagovailoa and McDaniel both said after the game that it was...