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Bears sign former Notre Dame star LB Teo to practice squad

Oct. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Teo to their practice squad on Tuesday. A 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist also known for his internet relationship with a person falsely posing as a woman stricken with leukemia, Teo has made 48 starts and 62 appearances...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Gross for Senate campaign shows Independent candidate Al Gross. Gross, an independent running with Democratic support, is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in Alaska, a state that has long been a GOP stronghold. Across the country, Republicans are nervous about Senate seats like Sullivan's they once thought safe as Democrats hope to capitalize on President Donald Trump's unpopularity to retake the chamber. (Gross for Senate Campaign via AP, File)

Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

Oct. 20, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross commands a fishing boat as a narrator describes him prospecting for gold and killing a grizzly bear in self-defense in an ad meant to underscore a central theme of Gross' U.S. Senate campaign as an independent: that he knows Alaska. “Out here," he says as the boat...

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

Oct. 20, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach came upon a rare sight: a white sea turtle hatchling crawling across the sand. The town of Kiawah Island posted on its Facebook page that the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol found a lone white baby sea turtle on Sunday....

This image shows a party game focused on Latino pop culture. the Tragos Stay Home Pack and includes such activities as showing off your best moves to Bad Bunny’s Yo Perreo Sola dance and taking your best shot at duplicating Cardi B’s coronavirus howl. Half the proceeds of the set go to The Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund. Available on Options in Spanish and English, both digital and in a box, are now widely available.(Tragos Games LLC via AP)

Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

Oct. 19, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available. A sampling: TRAGOS: It's a party card game focused on Latino pop culture that comes in a...

Border closure can't keep grandparents from Canadian wedding

Oct. 19, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick (AP) — With the border closed, a Canadian couple still found a way for their grandparents from Maine to see their waterfront wedding. It involved a boat used for hauling lobster traps, naturally. Alex Leckie and Lindsay Clowes were married on a wharf in St. Stephen, New...

This undated photo provided by the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department shows one of two unique Australian monitor lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop in November 2019. The Long Beach Police Department has announced two arrests in the case and the return of the lizards, which can grow to be more than 6 feet (1.83 meters) long and are valued together at $75,000. (Long Beach Police Department via AP)

California police recover lizards stolen from reptile store

Oct. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Police in California announced two arrests and the return of a pair of unique lizards that were stolen from a reptile shop last year. The Long Beach Police Department said Friday that the two Australian lace monitor lizards were stolen from JTK Reptiles in Long Beach in November,...

Colorado wildlife agency fines woman after deer attack

Oct. 19, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Colorado have announced that a woman was fined more than $1,000 after they believe she fed and raised a young deer that later gored a Black Forest woman. Colorado Parks and Wildlife issued two citations Monday to Tynette Housley, 73, who allegedly took...

Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia

Oct. 19, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Flying squirrels were being trapped in Florida, driven to Chicago and shipped to South Korea, Florida wildlife officials said Monday while announcing charges against seven people they say ran an illegal wildlife trafficking operation. Poachers set as many as 10,000 squirrel traps...

Beekeeper James Cook works on hives near Iola, Wis., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Cook and his wife, Samantha Jones, have worked with honey bees for several years but started their own business this year — and proceeded with plans even after the coronavirus pandemic hit. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

'Crazy' beekeepers determined to make it in tough times

Oct. 19, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

IOLA, Wis. (AP) — They wrote it right into their business plan — an expectation that, each year, at least half the stock on which their livelihood depends would die. Building a business around bees is not for the faint-hearted. “You have to be a little crazy,” says James Cook, who,...

Colorado River cutthroat trout restored to Hermosa Creek

Oct. 17, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A decades-long effort to restore the Colorado River cutthroat trout to the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek has been completed, resulting in the largest continuous stretch of waterway for the native fish species in the state. “This is a 35-plus-year vision come true,” said...