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Hostage advocates concerned by US pullout from Afghanistan

Jun. 09, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Americans held hostage overseas are raising concerns that the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan will make it harder to bring home captives from the country. An annual report from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, released...

US wildlife managers tout wolf cross-fostering efforts

Jun. 07, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A record 22 captive-born Mexican gray wolf pups have been placed into dens in the wild in the southwestern U.S. to be raised by surrogate packs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday. The agency called this year’s cross-fostering...

Man facing federal charge in Minnesota bank hostage case

May. 13, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of holding five employees hostage during a more than eight-hour standoff at a Minnesota bank was charged Thursday in federal court. Ray R. McNeary, 35, was charged earlier in state court for the May 6 incident at a Wells Fargo bank in...

Man charged in Minnesota bank hostage case

May. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Charges were filed Friday against a man accused of holding five employees hostage during a standoff at a Minnesota bank that lasted more than eight hours. Ray R. McNeary, 35, was charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, five counts of...

California deputy and hostage wounded; suspect killed

May. 07, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — A hostage and a California sheriff’s deputy were wounded and a suspect was killed in shootings stemming from a domestic violence incident, authorities said Friday. The violence erupted late Thursday in the Sierra Nevada foothills community...

Police: Suspect who held hostages at Minnesota bank arrested

May. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of holding five employees hostage at a Minnesota bank following a dispute was captured and arrested after an hourslong standoff, police said. No one was physically injured Thursday at a Wells Fargo branch in St. Cloud, police Chief...

In major move, South Africa to end captive lion industry

May. 06, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa says it will end its captive lion industry in a major move for conservation that would outlaw the heavily criticized “canned hunting” of the big cats and sale of their bones, as well as popular tourist experiences like petting cubs. ...

Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California's wild

May. 04, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

PAICINES, Calif. (AP) — A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California’s wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Park’s recovery program for the endangered species. The egg hatched April 12 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both...

Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California's wild

May. 04, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

PAICINES, Calif. (AP) — A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California’s wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Park’s recovery program for the endangered species. The egg hatched April 12 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both...

Afghanistan withdrawal draws concerns over abducted American

Apr. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan over the next five months, concerns are growing about one American who risks being left behind. Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, believed held for more than a year by the...