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SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Apr. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity. They swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) a day in pursuit of salmon, instead of being fed a steady diet of baitfish and multivitamins. Their playful splashing awes and entertains...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain surgery

Apr. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor after she...

Bobcat that attacked golfer, horse, had rabies

Apr. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies. The bobcat was shot and killed by state environmental police shortly after it attacked a man Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, Connecticut. The state...

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

Apr. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and killed it, authorities said. The bobcat attacked the golfer at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in the Baltic section of Sprague,...

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Apr. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of master thief Lupin's adventures...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Apr. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday and later in the day, his wife was packing for a hospital visit. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted...

Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker

Apr. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday. Wearing a GPS unit like a backpack, the adult,...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain tumor

Apr. 3, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram account. She says an MRI showed the tumor on cranial nerves after she had vertigo spells within the last year. Kelly...

New England seeing a huge spike in beached sea turtles

Mar. 28, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a needle to draw blood from a sick loggerhead before tagging its flailing flipper. These were the first tentative steps toward a return to the ocean for this juvenile nicknamed Honey...

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Mar. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology. More and more people are surviving childhood cancer, but nearly 1 in 3 will be left infertile...