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Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

Feb. 17, 2019 5:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday. The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. Among the raptors are...

Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

Feb. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert. The homeowner called authorities Saturday after spotting the animal near the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains. San Bernardino County...

7 right whale calves spotted in Florida's Atlantic waters

Feb. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven rare right whale calves have been spotted so far this winter off Florida's Atlantic coast. Researchers say each new calf spotted this year is an encouraging sign for the critically endangered whales. No newborns were spotted during the last calving season, and just five...

No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Feb. 16, 2019 9:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a bit...

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

Feb. 16, 2019 10:15 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that have been rescued from traffickers. The eighth annual pangolin day is celebrated to raise awareness about the...

Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

Feb. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young cat. The 31-year-old trail runner recalled Thursday...

Cubs' Russell sorry for 'pain' he caused ex-wife, no details

Feb. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "My past behaviors were wrong and unacceptable," he said. Russell met with...

AP PHOTOS: Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos

Feb. 15, 2019 2:03 AM EST

CHORZOW, Poland (AP) — Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction. They succeeded last year in creating hybrid embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a...

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

Feb. 14, 2019 8:17 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died. After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled Thursday,...

The Latest: Mountain lion locked its jaws on runner's wrist

Feb. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado mountain lion attack (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws stayed clamped on his wrist as he pounded its head with a rock. Travis Kauffman said...