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Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

Jun. 20, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers. The live animals recovered in the stings included turtles in...

Cubs put closer Morrow on DL; Darvish throws simulated game

Jun. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will have to get by without closer Brandon Morrow for a little while. The Cubs placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of lower back tightness, leaving a short-handed bullpen without its most important piece. While Morrow went on the DL, Yu...

Congo's Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

Jun. 17, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

MBANDAKA, Congo (AP) — For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that...

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

Jun. 12, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the...

Raccoon killed by dog tests positive for rabies

Jun. 11, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a raccoon killed by a dog in western Pennsylvania has tested positive for rabies. The Allegheny County health department says the raccoon was killed by a dog in Plum. The dead animal was brought to a county facility last weekend and tested positive for rabies. The dog was...

37 dogs rescued from trailer home in Kansas

Jun. 11, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

OLPE, Kan. (AP) — Animal shelter workers and sheriff's deputies have rescued 37 small dogs from a trailer home in central Kansas after someone reported finding one dead dog and another extremely sick one in a nearby dumpster. Lyon County sheriff's officials say the sick animal was given emergency medical...

Farm owner faces animal cruelty charges over dead horses

Jun. 9, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The owner of a farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been indicted on animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead and sick horses were found on her property. Seventy-four-year-old Barbara Pilchard of Hebron made in initial appearance Friday in Circuit Court in Salisbury on 16 felony...

APNewsBreak: Official blasts critic of nuclear plant cleanup

Jun. 8, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did not trust the federal government's assurances that the site was thoroughly cleaned up before being converted into a wildlife refuge. The dispute is part of...

Yellowstone boss says Trump administration forcing him out

Jun. 7, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers...

N. Carolina pizza cook accused of adding poison in cheese

Jun. 7, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina pizza restaurant worker has been jailed on charges of putting rat poison into the cheese. News outlets report that a manager spotted the contaminated topping before it was served to customers at Primo Pizza in Fayetteville. Police announced Wednesday that...