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US lawmakers want answers about Idaho gold mine process

Jan. 27, 2020 8:28 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers who oversee appropriations for the U.S. Forest Service on Monday sent a letter requesting the agency revoke its decision allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho. Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum of...

A 100-year-old slaying remains a mystery in South Carolina

Jan. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EST

REEVESVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The sun was going down on Sept. 22, 1908, in a remote part of upper Dorchester County when a buckshot blast rang out. L. Pressley Reeves fell lifeless into his crop-filled wagon bed, and his startled mules carried the body away. The animals instinctively brought the wagon back to...

Missing woman's body found in reservoir; car crash suspected

Jan. 24, 2020 5:46 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The body of a missing Ohio woman was found Friday in the state park reservoir where a vehicle she had been driving was pulled from the water a day earlier. The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed the body found at Buck Creek State Park was that of LaTricia Bass-Jefferies. The...

This photo provided by Benjamin Moore shows a room with Benjamin Moor'es 2020 Color of the Year called First Light, a dreamy, soft shade of pink. Director of Color Marketing & Development Andrea Magno says that while the color was already part of the 3500-hue library,

Calamine pink, or Dead Salmon? What’s behind paint names

Jan. 22, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Ever wonder how paint colors get their names? If you’re shopping for pink, say, you’ll find dozens of shades referencing roses, bubblegum and shells. There are some extra-evocative names like Calamine and Dead Salmon. And what about a pink called Harajuku Morning? Modern Love? Names can sway a...

Petition seeks federal protections for Rio Grande fish

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are asking federal wildlife managers to used the Endangered Species Act to protect a fish found only in the Rio Grande in Texas and the Pecos River in New Mexico. WildEarth Guardians filed the petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday, saying it...

US: Endangered fish on upswing in Colorado River basin

Jan. 21, 2020 8:40 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened. The fish that gets its name from a fleshy bump behind its head is one of four endangered fish that make their home...

In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 image, Lizzie Chimiugak, right, gets a hug from her granddaughter Janet Lawrence at her home in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Chimiugak, who turned 90 years old on Monday, is scheduled to be the first person counted in the 2020 U.S. Census on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

At 90, Alaska Native woman is 1st counted in US Census

Jan. 21, 2020 8:34 PM EST

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led. Her home now is an outpost on the Bering Sea, Toksook Bay, and on Tuesday she became the first...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, ice fisherman Roger Dupuis, of Waltham, Mass., shows off a pair of rainbow smelt he caught on the Kennebec River in Randolph, Maine. Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fisherman, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Smelts, sought by Maine ice fishermen, continue rebound

Jan. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fishermen, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline . Rainbow smelts come to shallow freshwater streams to spawn every spring, which make them a popular target of ice fishermen in the winter. Ice fishing...

Vermont woman wins lifetime hunting, fishing license

Jan. 20, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is entitled to hunt and fish for free for the rest of her life. Elizabeth Grady, 42, of Underhill, won the 2019 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced. More than 13,000 tickets were purchased for the...

Indiana DNR tightens rules for 3 Ohio River fish species

Jan. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has imposed more restrictive regulations on three popular game fish found in the Ohio River to align the state with Kentucky's regulations. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the new emergency rule covers walleye, sauger and saugeye, which are collectively known...