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Family Dollar closing Arkansas facility where rodents found

May. 18, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family Dollar is closing an Arkansas distribution facility where more than 1,000 rodents were found earlier this year, forcing the recall of items from hundreds of stores, the company said Wednesday. The company said it plans to close the facility in West...

Oh, rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents

May. 08, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the...

Arkansas sues Family Dollar over rodents found in facility

Apr. 28, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is suing Family Dollar over the discovery of more than 1,000 rodents in a distribution facility in the state that prompted the discount retail chain to recall items purchased from hundreds of stores in the South. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by...

Ruling rejects challenge to habitat designation for mouse

Apr. 15, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday uphold a lower court's rejection of two ranching groups' challenge to a federal agency's designation of certain riparian areas of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as critical habitat of a mouse species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Feds: Primates frostbit in North Carolina lose tips of tails

Apr. 15, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three primates suffered frostbite while enduring subfreezing conditions this year at an exotic animal farm operated by a North Carolina county commissioner that has been repeatedly cited by federal inspectors. The latest citations, involving a black and...

A girl and her hamster: Half of Ukraine's children flee war

Mar. 24, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

MOSTYSKA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s invasion has displaced half of Ukraine’s children. On a hospital bed in a town close to the border with Poland, a little girl with a long blonde braid and dressed in pink is one of them. To get there, Zlata Moiseinko survived a chronic heart...

Quills and thrills as prodigious porcupine puppet unveiled

Mar. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a quilling experience for all. Percy, a porcupine puppet of prodigious proportions, emerged from her giant stump home for an audience of schoolchildren and media members at a Los Angeles park on Tuesday. The adorable beast inspired oohs...

Lawsuit claims rats, bugs endanger Illinois prison detainees

Feb. 21, 2022 11:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Prisoners at an Illinois Department of Corrections facility deal with rodents, insects and other unsanitary conditions in cells, bathrooms and the kitchen, according to a lawsuit filed this month by a man against officials with the intake facility in Crest Hill. The...