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Colombia park fights animal trafficking with education

Oct. 12, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On the outskirts of Colombia's capital red macaws share a nature reserve with ocelots and black-headed parrots. A white-crested harpy eagle whistles at schoolchildren who walk on a well-preserved trail. The animals come from different regions of this ecologically diverse South...

Rare baby okapi born at Florida zoo dies

Oct. 11, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida zoo says an endangered distant relative of a giraffe has died, less than two months after its birth. ZooTampa at Lowry Park said Thursday that laboratory tests suggest the female okapi (oh-COP-ee) had a condition similar to diabetes and died from acute renal failure. The Tampa...

California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

Oct. 10, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer. San Francisco Superior Court Judge...

Penguins G Matt Murray out indefinitely with a concussion

Oct. 9, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a concussion. Coach Mike Sullivan said Murray suffered the concussion during practice Monday and reported potential symptoms to the training staff immediately afterward. Sullivan did not offer specifics on the nature of...

Little-known UK site Bellingcat hunts online for scoops

Oct. 9, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A little-known website that fingered two Russians with military intelligence backgrounds in the poisoning of an ex-spy derived its name from an old fable about mice discussing how best to deal with a hungry cat. The mice decide that hanging a bell around its neck — "belling the cat"...

Officials: Stadium worker who spit on pizza has no diseases

Oct. 9, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tests show that a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza that was apparently intended for a customer doesn't have any communicable diseases. Authorities say 20-year-old Jaylon Kerley tested negative for sexually...

Northeastern US seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

Oct. 7, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with a fatal disease that has been spreading across North America for a half-century and was recently discovered again on a Canadian game farm. Chronic wasting disease has never been found in Vermont,...

MLB gives Russell 40-game ban under domestic violence policy

Oct. 4, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said MLB had completed its investigation into the...

Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell accepts 40-game suspension under baseball's domestic violence policy

Oct. 3, 2018 4:22 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell accepts 40-game suspension under baseball's domestic violence policy.

Lions add Donnal while T.J. Lang deals with concussion

Oct. 3, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal to add depth because of the possible loss of starting guard T.J. Lang. Detroit added Donnal to the roster on Wednesday, four days after cutting him. Lang had a concussion in the first quarter of Detroit's loss at Dallas and...