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3 mountain lion cubs euthanized in eastern Idaho

Dec. 01, 2021 11:42 AM EST

SUGAR CITY, Idaho (AP) — State wildlife officials have euthanized three lion cubs in southeastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game captured and euthanized the cubs on Friday after they appeared in the backyards of homes in the small town of...

Court upholds California ban on high-capacity magazines

Nov. 30, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by two of its judges and upheld California’s ban on high-capacity magazines Tuesday in a split decision that may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. “The statute outlaws no...

1 dead, 1 missing after boating accident in Louisiana

Nov. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EST

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — One boater is dead and another missing after an accident on the Pearl River, Louisiana authorities said Tuesday. Search crews found the body of Joseph Newby, 50, of Franklinton, late Monday and were looking for a 47-year-old man and the 14-foot...

DNR: Nine-day gun season deer kill drops 8% from 2020

Nov. 30, 2021 14:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed thousands fewer deer during Wisconsin's nine-day gun season this year than in 2020, according to preliminary state Department of Natural Resources data released Monday. The DNR offers multiple deer hunting seasons each fall but the...

Southwest Florida man accused of killing black bear, cub

Nov. 30, 2021 14:20 PM EST

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of fatally shooting a black bear and one of her cubs, officials said. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release sent Tuesday that the 43-year-old man shot the bears in the Sun ‘n Lake...

Well-traveled roadrunner is back home after visit to Maine

Nov. 30, 2021 08:50 AM EST

FREEDOM, Maine (AP) — A roadrunner that traveled undetected from Nevada to Maine in a moving van is back in its home state. The wayward bird flew in a pet carrier from Boston to Las Vegas last week. From there, it was delivered to officials with the Nevada Department of...

Portugal creates North Atlantic's largest marine sanctuary

Nov. 29, 2021 13:43 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Regional authorities in Portugal's Madeira Islands on Monday expanded a protected marine area to create what they said is the largest fully protected marine reserve in Europe and the North Atlantic. The reserve spans 12 nautical miles around the...

Feds ask ships to slow down to protect rare whales near NYC

Nov. 29, 2021 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have detected a rare species of whale southeast of New York City, and the federal government is using a voluntary protected zone to try to keep them safe. There are fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales left, according to scientists. ...

Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building. The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility in East Machias. The group advocates for...

Maine wardens rescue woman hurt in Aroostook State Park

Nov. 28, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine woman has been rescued by game wardens after falling in Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, officials say. Wardens say the Caribou woman was hiking with three relatives Saturday when she slipped on a snowy area on the...