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Police recover rare Goeldi's monkey, stolen from Florida zoo

Feb. 13, 2019 11:32 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kali, the 12-year-old rare Goeldi's monkey reported stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo, has been found safe and sound. West Palm Beach police said Wednesday morning on Twitter that "Kali is home!" and they'll provide more details soon. Detectives brought the Goeldi's monkey back to...

Florida updates sea turtle nesting totals for 2018

Feb. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say sea turtles consistently nested on Florida beaches in 2018, despite lingering algae blooms that killed marine life and tropical storms that washed out habitat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute posted...

Police search for tiny monkey stolen from Palm Beach Zoo

Feb. 12, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida need help finding a little monkey that was stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter announced Tuesday that 12-year-old Kali, a rare Goeldi's monkey, was taken from her enclosure on Monday. A zookeeper discovered the monkey missing during...

Critics protest proposed drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge

Feb. 11, 2019 10:12 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales in the wilderness area. At a Bureau of Land Management environmental review hearing in Anchorage, Laura Herman urged that no drilling...

Bad Deal? Suit fears shore towns closing beach access points

Feb. 10, 2019 8:19 AM EST

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — It was hard to tell what had Matt Schwartz more stoked: the waves rolling in, or the relatively balmy 64-degree February weather as he wrapped up a day of surfing. But something else was bothering him: the possibility that he won't be able to surf here for much longer. The spot where...

New Hampshire court upholds women's topless conviction

Feb. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

New Hampshire's highest court upheld Friday the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated. In a 3-2 ruling, the court decided that Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the women's right to...

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey's post-Sandy dune work

Feb. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EST

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile (204-kilometer) shoreline. Despite lawsuits from homeowners throughout the shore seeking to block the project, the state...

Suspects' lawyer offers condolences at Tunisia terror trial

Feb. 8, 2019 2:19 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for suspects in two separate attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists, offered condolences to the victims' families Friday. Twenty-four suspects, who have all denied any direct role in the attack, attended the final hearing of the trial over a massacre...

Mystery of Florida's beached cross may be solved

Feb. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The mystery of a barnacle-covered wooden cross that washed ashore along a South Florida beach may have been solved. The Miami Herald reports that a woman believes the cross was erected on an island off North Carolina in 2016 in memory of her brother who disappeared while on a...

Barnacle-covered wooden cross washes up on Florida beach

Feb. 6, 2019 10:05 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A large, barnacle-covered wooden cross has washed ashore along a South Florida beach, captivating tourists who dragged it from the water's edge. John Skorupa tells the Sun Sentinel he was walking along Fort Lauderdale beach on Saturday when he came upon the 20-foot (6-meter)...