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Agencies join to protect NC climate change-endangered plant

Sep. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Don't be deceived by their delicate, buttercup-like petals. Spreading avens are one tough piece of mother nature, growing out of cracks in the highest mountain cliffs in the Eastern United States, uniquely adapted to the rarified air and geology of the Southern Appalachians. But...

Hunters asked to help battle chronic wasting disease

Sep. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The deadly chronic wasting disease -- sometimes called "zombie deer disease" -- is killing deer, elk and moose in Wyoming, Utah and Montana. It can crush deer and elk populations. It has been detected just a few miles from the Idaho state line. So far, the disease has not been...

Lincoln husband, wife sentenced to illegally selling fish

Sep. 21, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man and wife who sold fish they had illegally caught in public waters in Kansas and other reservoirs have been sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 49-year-old Phong Duong and 46-year-old Oanh Pham were each sentenced Friday to two years' probation...

Cougar encounter renews debate about threats from animal

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Peter Idema has been running the trails and logging roads of Oregon State University's Dunn Research Forest near his Soap Creek Valley home for more than 30 years. But around 10 a.m. on Aug. 31, a routine run took an unexpected twist when he rounded a curve on a lonely stretch of...

Skunk carcass north of Detroit tests positive for rabies

Sep. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Oakland County health officials confirm that the carcass of a skunk found in Southfield, just north of Detroit, has tested positive for rabies. Officials say carcasses of multiple skunks recently have been found in the same area. Those carcasses were not tested for rabies. People...

Endangered fish swept through spillway, returned to river

Sep. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For weeks in August, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish that had been swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted months. They waded, leaned out of boats, and worked neck-deep in water to net pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and...

Georgia woman says exterminator saved her life

Sep. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — As an exterminator, Andy Lumry's job is to kill. But one customer — a former first lady of Columbus — is praising him for saving her life. Jane Knight, 89, is the widow of the late mayor (1962-63) and Georgia state senator (1967-68) Steve Knight. She has arthritis and...

South Korea says 2 farms tested negative for swine fever

Sep. 20, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Saturday that tests on dead pigs from two farms near its border with North Korea came back negative for African swine fever, at least temporarily easing fears over the spread of the illness that has ravaged pig herds across Asia. South Korea's Ministry of...

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Retired star receiver Calvin Johnson said the Detroit Lions wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career. Johnson told Sports Illustrated in a story published Friday he blacked out against Minnesota in 2012 and later told...

Lawsuit seeking records over 1987 teen deaths dismissed

Sep. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge dismissed a Benton woman's 2016 lawsuit that aimed to obtain documents from three federal agencies to reveal information about her son's 1987 death. The dismissal on Wednesday followed Linda Ives' request for documents related to beliefs that the deaths were potentially...