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Could coastal mansions become eligible for disaster aid?

Jul. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid. That's despite the fact that the Fenwick...

Brazil leader criticizes agency over deforestation report

Jul. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again criticized a state agency that monitors the Amazon, saying Sunday that its latest report on increased deforestation damages Brazil's reputation amid what he says is an "environmental psychosis" overseas about environmental protection in South...

Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

Jul. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping...

Moose numbers are dwindling, but why?

Jul. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Moose are one of the West's most majestic animals and a once-in-a-lifetime hunting opportunity. But Idaho moose are under threat. In February, Idaho Fish and Game drastically cut the number of moose tags because of population declines across the state. In 2019-2020 there will be only...

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

Jul. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more...

Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5

Jul. 19, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with cancer. Rizzo followed with...

Agency says mining near Okefenokee poses 'substantial risks'

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal agency that manages the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp says a private company's plan to mine minerals near the swamp edge could pose "substantial risks" to the environment, and some damage may be irreversible. The written comments from the U.S. Fish and...

It's an orangutan! Endangered species born at Audubon Zoo

Jul. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's an orangutan! The Audubon Zoo has announced the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan to longtime inhabitant Feliz and Jambi , a male brought from Germany last fall. The species has been drastically reduced by hunting and by destruction of the forests where they live....

Reds place 2 more catchers on the injured list

Jul. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list on Thursday. Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain that manager David Bell said could keep him out for as long as a month. Casali is expected to spend...

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people, a U.N. report said Thursday. The 179-page report from the United Nation's Office on Drugs and Crime said that corruption and freer movement of people and...