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Packers claim WR Travis Fulgham off waivers from Broncos

Aug. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers claimed wide receiver Travis Fulgham off waivers from the Denver Broncos. Fulgham had 38 catches for 539 yards and four touchdowns for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020 but was released after training camp the following year. ...

Jordan River, Jesus' baptism site, is today barely a trickle

Aug. 18, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old...

Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests 1st in 75 years in Louisiana

Aug. 18, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtles have hatched in Louisiana's wilds for the first known time in more than 75 years, officials said Wednesday. “Louisiana was largely written off as a nesting spot for sea turtles decades ago, but this...

In Mexico resort, squatters make a stand against developers

Aug. 18, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

TULUM, Mexico (AP) — Unchecked development has hit this once laid back beach town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast so hard that developers are now eager — even desperate — to build condominiums and hotels in a shantytown. While police are trying to evict squatters so towering...

Tennessee wildlife agency taps GOP senator as adviser

Aug. 18, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says Republican state Sen. Mike Bell will soon serve as the agency's legislative senior adviser. According to a news release, Bell had announced he would retire from the General Assembly this year, but he is resigning...

Biggest US holding pen planned for wild horses faces suit

Aug. 17, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Advocates for wild horses are accusing federal land managers of illegally approving plans for the largest U.S. holding facility for thousands of mustangs captured on public rangeland in 10 Western states. Friends of Animals said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday up to...

Jaguars release veteran NT Malcom Brown, save $3M in 2022

Aug. 17, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coming off a career year and still well shy of his 30th birthday, Malcom Brown should be able to help an NFL team this season. It just won't be Jacksonville. The Jaguars released the veteran defensive tackle Wednesday, a move that will save...

How new Colorado River cuts will impact states, residents

Aug. 17, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona and Nevada residents won't face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages. But U.S. officials announced Tuesday there will be less water available next year for them from the river that serves 40 million...

Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the US West

Aug. 17, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the U.S. West’s most spectacular predators — the golden eagle — as the species teeters on the edge of decline. Ground zero in the conflict is Wyoming, a stronghold...

Prehistoric fish may spawn in Georgia: 1st time in 50 years

Aug. 17, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

Scientists and students embarking on a census of Georgia lake sturgeon have found three females with mature eggs — an indication the armored “living fossils” may be reproducing in that state for the first time in a half-century. "It’s exciting because it’s confirmation that...