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US calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns

Nov. 22, 2019 3:43 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian authorities slowly eased up their sweeping blockage of internet access on Friday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Iranians to send the U.S. videos “documenting the regime’s crackdown” on protesters. “The U.S. will...

US-born Bei Bei settles into new home at Chinese panda base

Nov. 21, 2019 10:40 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After an intercontinental flight on the “Panda Express,” a furry American darling arrived early Thursday in his new Chinese home. Giant panda Bei Bei was a beloved figure at the National Zoo in Washington, where he was born and spent the first four years of his life. By...

California to sue over federal rules governing water

Nov. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials said Thursday they will sue the federal government over proposed rules managing the state’s scarce water, arguing its conclusions are not scientifically adequate and fall short of protecting species and the state’s interests. The state, which has...

US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

Nov. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.” The Bureau of Land...

Hunters kill 10 elk in Wisconsin’s second hunt

Nov. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed 10 elk in Wisconsin’s second elk season. The Department of Natural Resources set a 10-bull limit for the season, which ran from Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 in Ashland, Bayfield, Price and Sawyer counties. The department says hunters...

Activists: Iran conservationists get prison time amid unrest

Nov. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in parts of the country amid a...

Hunter kills rare albino deer in eastern Missouri

Nov. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EST

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Conservation officers are investigating after a rare albino deer was shot and killed by a hunter in eastern Missouri. KMOV-TV reports that the deer was killed Tuesday near a subdivision and a school in the Jefferson County town of House Springs, south of St. Louis. The Missouri...

The search is on for a red panda that escaped a French zoo

Nov. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A search is on for a red panda that broke out of a zoo in the Rhone region of southeastern France. Officials at the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo said the endangered animal was last seen 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the park by a surprised motorist. The park said the panda escaped last Friday by...

Man accused of deer poaching faces several charges

Nov. 21, 2019 11:15 AM EST

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — A man is charged with a dozen counts stemming from a deer poaching investigation in south-central Nebraska. Station KRVN reports that 28-year-old Arthur Underwood Jr., of Bertrand, is charged with tampering with evidence, false reporting and violating state hunting regulations among...

Authorities: Fox that attacked 5 people, bit 3 was rabid

Nov. 21, 2019 9:26 AM EST

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fox that was killed after it attacked five people and tried to attack a police officer has tested positive for rabies. Glen Ridge police say the first bite attack was reported Friday morning. As officers from that department and the Bloomfield Animal Control...