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Tree-killing fungal disease native to Hawaii spreads on Oahu

Nov. 16, 2019 3:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An ohia tree-killing fungal disease local to Hawaii was discovered spreading on Oahu after wildlife officials conducted an aerial survey of the island forest, state officials said. State Division of Forestry and Wildlife officials tagged 41 more trees that could be ailing from rapid ohia...

Equine Herpesvirus-1 found in horse at Oklahoma City park

Nov. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State veterinary officials say a horse at Remington Park in Oklahoma City has been euthanized after testing positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1. Assistant state veterinarian Dr. Michael Herrin said Friday that the horse was euthanized Tuesday and the barn where it was housed is under...

New Hampshire deer hunting season gets underway in earnest

Nov. 16, 2019 8:02 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It’s the first weekend of New Hampshire’s deer hunting season for those using regular firearms, and officials are reminding participants of some of the rules. The season started Wednesday and runs through Dec. 1 in northernmost New Hampshire, and through Dec. 8 in the...

Veterinarians protest killing of bobcat kitten in petition

Nov. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — More than 60 Oregon veterinarians have signed a petition asking Gov. Kate Brown to order an investigation into the killing of a bobcat kitten that wandered into an elementary school, a newspaper reported Friday. The 62 veterinarians from Eugene, Bend, Portland, Corvallis, Sunriver and...

Oakland County health officials confirm rabies in pet cat

Nov. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in suburban Detroit have confirmed rabies in a pet cat. The confirmation in Birmingham Friday follows verification so far this year of the disease in four bats and 11 skunks in Oakland County. Officials said last month that a dead skunk found in nearby West...

Falcons rule out RB Freeman (foot), TE Hooper (knee)

Nov. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Devonta Freeman, tight end Austin Hooper and safety Kemal Ishmael for Sunday’s game at Carolina. All three were ruled out Friday. Freeman sustained a sprained foot in last weekend’s upset victory over New Orleans,...

Rabid kitten bites three people in Otter Tail County

Nov. 15, 2019 11:07 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She...

N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignity

Nov. 15, 2019 12:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a “rabid dog” that “must be beaten to death with a stick” in its latest swipe against foreign and political leaders it sees as hostile to the North’s leadership. The commentary by...

After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

Nov. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted the crew towing in the body of a gray whale. His shop class worked to clean the bones and reassemble the skeleton, which hangs in a tribal...

Hawaii endangered bird program to end after 9 die

Nov. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project will halt its program after the deaths of nine endangered birds, officials said. The decision to suspend the project on the windward slopes of Maui’s Haleakala volcano came after at least nine of 13 kiwikiu apparently succumbed to avian malaria,...