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EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

May. 26, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters are choosing lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations have had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a multi-national ballot by the...

Nido homers in 13th, Ramos homers twice as Mets beat Tigers

May. 25, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Needing to play catch-up yet again, the New York Mets got their biggest swings from backstops Tomás Nido and Wilson Ramos in another dramatic win. Nido homered against Buck Farmer leading off the 13th inning, Ramos went deep twice and the Mets beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Saturday...

Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

May. 25, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day. The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too. Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6 victory...

Grizzlies on the move in US Rockies as hunting in limbo

May. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the U.S. Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. New government data from grizzly population monitoring show bruins in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

May. 25, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it could...

Fishermen face another quota cut, could hit lobster prices

May. 25, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers. Regulators on the East Coast are contending with a drop in the...

US challenges part of ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts

May. 24, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials asked a federal appeals court on Friday to overturn part of a judge's ruling that blocked the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. The case before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals involves more than 700 grizzly bears in and...

The Latest: US attorneys challenge grizzly bear ruling

May. 24, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on court case that will decide if Yellowstone-area grizzly bears should retain federal protections (all times local): 5:15 p.m. U.S. officials are asking a federal appeals court to overturn part of a judge's ruling that blocked the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48...

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

May. 24, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world. In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature to deliver a letter...

Illinois man found guilty in teen's 1992 strangulation death

May. 24, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 76-year-old man has been convicted in the 1992 strangulation death of an Illinois teenager. Robert Serritella, of Park Ridge, was found guilty Thursday on two counts of first degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old David Chereck, of Skokie. The teen was found strangled with a scarf in...