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Funeral set for 7-year-old mauled to death by dogs in SC

Jun. 18, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

MARION, S.C. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for a 7-year-old boy who was mauled to death by dogs in South Carolina. According to the family, a viewing for Shamar Jackson will be held on June 23 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Bartells Funeral Home in Dillon, WMBF-TV ...

Appeals court panel orders review of EPA decision in Alaska

Jun. 18, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A split federal appeals court panel has sent back for further legal review a 2019 decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw proposed restrictions on large-scale mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. A panel of the 9th U.S....

Aquarium to auction off chance to name 3 beluga whales

Jun. 18, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

A Connecticut aquarium plans to auction off the chance to name three of its five recently arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and to offset the cost of transporting them from Canada. President and CEO Stephen Coan said the Sea Research Foundation has...

Iowa's high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

Jun. 18, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. ...

40 permits offered in NH for annual moose hunt lottery

Jun. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offered 40 permits to hunt moose during its annual lottery drawing on Friday. Winners were selected from a pool of 6,195 applicants. In addition to New Hampshire, permit winners were from Iowa,...

Shark bites Florida man swimming near fishing line

Jun. 18, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A shark bit a Florida man who was swimming near a fishing line 40 yards from the shore. The South Walton Fire District said in a news release posted on Facebook that the man had visible wounds to the upper body and chest area and was taken...

Rampaging bear in Japan injures 4 before being fatally shot

Jun. 18, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A wild brown bear on the loose in a city in northern Japan wounded four people, entered a military camp and disrupted flights at an airport Friday before being fatally shot. The bear was seen wandering through the streets of Sapporo in the early hours of...

Rare poached cacti found in Italy sent home to native Chile

Jun. 18, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Armed with a search warrant, Italy’s police wildlife unit entered the house of a suspected cactus trafficker, finding over 1,000 rare cacti poached from Chile's Atacama Desert in a locked room. This February 2020 discovery became one of the largest known...

Montana wildlife officials consider rules to protect trout

Jun. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Montana are seeking feedback on a proposal to expand fishing restrictions to protect declining brown trout populations. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Geological Survey have tracked declining...

Plan to raze 4 dams on California-Oregon line clears hurdle

Jun. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A proposal to bring down four hydroelectric dams near the California-Oregon border cleared a major regulatory hurdle Thursday, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history to save imperiled migratory salmon. The Federal...