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Judge blocks killing of surviving wolf pack member

Aug. 17, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge has temporarily blocked the killing of the only surviving member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack in northeastern Washington. The Spokesman-Review reports the ruling came Friday after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed four of the five wolves in the...

Michael Krauss, Alaska linguistics expert, dead at 84

Aug. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A linguist renowned for his work with Alaska Native languages has died. Michael Krauss died Sunday, a few days before his 85th birthday, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported . A son, Isaac Krauss, confirmed his father's death. Krauss documented conversations with the last...

Lebanese daily publishes blank edition to protest crisis

Aug. 8, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's only English-language daily protested the country's deteriorating economic and political conditions by publishing a blank edition Thursday, calling it an "alarm bell." Each page of The Daily Star's Thursday edition bore a single phrase referring to one of the country's problems,...

Alabama community opposing 'Festival Latino' event

Aug. 8, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some residents of a rural Alabama community are complaining about a Spanish-language event planned for this weekend featuring live music and bull riding, but a local official said he worries such comments appear "anti-Latino." News outlets reported that people from the Snowdoun area...

Judge to rule on Texan charged in Southwest flight dispute

Aug. 5, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge will determine whether a profanity-laced tantrum by a Texas man aboard a Southwest Airlines flight last year constituted a threat to the flight crew and passengers or was merely rude behavior. Justin Riley Brafford, 29, was arrested and charged with flight crew interference...

Lawsuit filed to stop Washington state from killing wolves

Aug. 1, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to prevent the state of Washington from killing more wolves from a pack that is preying on cattle. The Maryland-based Center for a Humane Economy filed the suit in King County Superior Court, contending too many wolves have been killed as a way to...

Washington to kill more wolves to protect cattle

Aug. 1, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has announced plans to kill more wolves from a pack that is repeatedly preying on cattle in Ferry County. Conservation groups contend it may be time to consider moving the cattle off of public lands in the Kettle River Range. The state Department of Fish and...

Confederate statue vandalized with profanity against Trump

Jul. 24, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, that became a rallying point for white nationalists was found vandalized Wednesday with an expletive against President Donald Trump. The profanity was graffitied on the base of the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in white paint, TV...

The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE ship

Jul. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between U.S and Iran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Iran's state TV English-language channel has released video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country. The Press TV report showed...

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...