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113 dead turtles wash ashore on Mexican Pacific coast

Aug. 18, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state. The environmental protection agency on Saturday said 102 olive ridley, six hawksbill and...

Hunter suffers minor injuries in Utah mountain lion attack

Aug. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

KAMAS, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say a bow hunter suffered minor chest and leg injuries when he was attacked by a mountain lion that stalked him and his father before and after the attack. Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Phil Douglas says the attack happened Saturday in mountains near Kamas,...

Beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely

Aug. 18, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters. The town of Truro said in a brief statement Friday night that Long Nook Beach will be closed until further notice. The beach near the tip...

Woman who survived bear attack has no hard feelings

Aug. 18, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

GROTON, N.H. (AP) — A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman who was mauled by a black bear inside her home is still recovering from her injuries, but says she has no hard feelings toward the bear. Apryl Rogers was awoken in her home July 17 and discovered a bear in her kitchen. The animal apparently entered the...

Inventor who played key role in lobster industry dies

Aug. 18, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts inventor of wire mesh used in most U.S. lobster traps has died. Riverdale Mills Corporation in Northbridge said Saturday that company founder James Knott died Thursday at his home in Whitinsville of natural causes. He was 88. The company says Knott invented a...

2nd rabid skunk in 3 weeks found in Allentown

Aug. 18, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a second skunk in three weeks has tested positive for rabies in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, and like the earlier case the animal came into contact with at least one dog. Officials say the skunk was picked up Wednesday about a half-mile southeast of...

Philadelphia-area millennials are buzzing about beekeeping

Aug. 18, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Every few days, Sam Torres heads to Glen Foerd in Northeast Philadelphia to check his beehives. He gets there about 8 a.m. because bees get up with the sun, and goes through the hives carefully to make sure his "girls" — beehives are a bona fide matriarchy at 85 to 90 percent...

Meet the York County woman who rehabs raptors

Aug. 18, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — She lugged a bucket of dead rats and mice into the sanctuary nestled along a crooked country road. She had just scooped them out of the chest freezer in her garage. They were neatly bagged and preserved, just like the robin, the lake carp and who-knows-what-else. Mitzi Eaton...

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

Aug. 17, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered species....

Sophisticated Florida songbird poachers get prison time

Aug. 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The men behind a sophisticated Florida bird-smuggling operation that poached more than 400 songbirds are going to prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said this week that the men installed bird callers and painted trees and other perches with a sticky adhesive across the Everglades during a...