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Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Heightened precautions were being taken in China and elsewhere Tuesday as governments strove to control the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that threatens to grow during the Lunar New Year travel rush. (Suh Myung-geon/Yonhap via AP)

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Jan. 21, 2020 8:37 AM EST

WUHAN, China (AP) — Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush....

Man who left mother in feces-filled home is sentenced

Jan. 21, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRANDON, Iowa (AP) — A man whose elderly mother was found in a feces-filled house with 18 dogs in northeast Iowa has been given jail time and probation. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that David Rogers, 61, was sentenced last week to a year in jail with all but 60 days suspended. He also will...

Pesky iguanas cost Florida city $1.8 in emergency repairs

Jan. 21, 2020 6:13 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Invasive iguanas burrowing into the soft dirt around an aging dam cost a Florida city $1.8 million in emergency repairs. Employees noticed last year that water was seeping round the edges of a decades-old weir that controls water delivery in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post...

Police: Coyote attacks woman, child, dogs and even a vehicle

Jan. 20, 2020 4:38 PM EST

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A coyote attacked a pair dogs, bit a woman and skirmished with a vehicle before being killed by a father defending his family on a walk on Monday, police said. The Kensington Police Department believes the same coyote was responsible for attacking a vehicle on a roadway in Hampton...

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...

Nearly 100 beehives stolen from northern California orchard

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California. The beehives, which are used to pollinate almond orchards, were discovered missing on Friday, beekeeper Mike Potts said. He estimated that the theft of the 92 hives, about a third...

Firefighters rescue man, dog from icy pond

Jan. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EST

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts rescued a man and a dog from an icy pond Sunday. Authorities said the incident began when the dog fell into the frigid waters of East Waushacum Pond, in Sterling north of Worcester. The man got in a canoe to try to rescue the animal but fell in himself...

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...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, a mountain lion scares away magpies from the deer carcass it has been watching on High School Butte in Jackson, Wyo. The cougar remained in a juniper tree about 50 yards away from the kill for multiple days and attracted large crowds of onlookers. (Kathryn Ziesig/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Mountain lion feeding on carcass thrills wildlife viewers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:45 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Photo safari trip leader Brent Paull’s game plan one day this month happily went out the window. A traveling wildlife guide from Tulare, California, Paull had just wrapped up leading three West Coast photographers on a three-day Yellowstone National Park tour. The group rolled...

Dog-sledding guide Tim Thiessen of Leadville brings his huskies down a trail off Tiger Road on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, Colo. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP)

Colorado dog sled guide preparing for Wyoming's Stage Stop

Jan. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EST

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Six snowy miles up Tiger Road, seemingly closer to Keystone than Breckenridge, a cacophony of Siberian husky howls fill the air. At the foot of Mount Guyot, Good Times Adventures is a dog-sledding and snowmobiling oasis deep in the woods. If you hop on a snowmobile from the main...