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Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family

Oct. 16, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said in a statement that he asked for and accepted Blake Fischer's resignation on Monday, three days after the Idaho Statesman...

A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over photo of him posing with baboon family he killed in Africa

Oct. 16, 2018 9:37 AM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over photo of him posing with baboon family he killed in Africa.

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Oct. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught. News outlets report 89 cows initially escaped when the tractor-trailer wrecked before dawn on Oct. 1 on a cloverleaf linking...

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct. 15, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears. Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights...

Idaho wildlife official under fire for Africa hunting trip

Oct. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticized by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter spokesman Jon Hanian told The Idaho Statesman in a story on Friday...

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Oct. 13, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Given a choice between giving birth on land or sea ice, Pacific walrus mothers most often choose ice. Likewise, they prefer sea ice for molting, mating, nursing and resting between dives for food. Trouble is, as the century progresses, there's going to be far less ice around. How...

Oregon eyes plan for managing wolves to protect livestock

Oct. 13, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are proposing a new framework for managing wolves that prey on livestock. The East Oregonian reports that a possible deal emerged Tuesday that involves ranchers making clearly defined efforts to protect livestock and ward off wolves with non-lethal deterrents. If...

Correction: Melania Trump story

Oct. 12, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — In a story Oct. 6 about Melania Trump, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Joshua Meservey works for the Heritage Institute. Meservey works for the Heritage Foundation. A corrected version of the story is below: Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour It took Melania...

Crews find 2 of 4 bodies swept away in West Texas floods

Oct. 11, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — Emergency personnel have found the bodies of two of the four people swept away when raging floodwaters overtook a small city in West Texas. Texas A&M Forest Service spokeswoman Christi Powers says the bodies were found Thursday on the banks of the Llano (LA'-noh) River more than...

UK's Prince William warns of criminal threat to wildlife

Oct. 11, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has told a two-day international wildlife protection conference that he could not face his children if his generation allows elephants, tigers and other species to become extinct. "It's heartbreaking to think that by the time my children, George, Charlotte and Louis...