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Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

Nov. 8, 2018 2:57 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) long. The lizard is an escaped...

'The Game of the Century': Boca Juniors vs. River Plate

Nov. 8, 2018 12:43 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — They're calling it "The Game of the Century" and "The Final of all Soccer Finals." They're not wrong. Think Celtics vs. Lakers, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, and England vs. Scotland all rolled into one and you still might not be doing it justice. The rivalry between Buenos...

Judge blocks feds' effort to shrink red wolf territory

Nov. 5, 2018 4:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities violated a federal law aimed at preserving endangered species by planning to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild, a federal judge ruled in blocking a move that environmentalists said would hasten the animal's demise. U.S. District Judge...

Justices sound favorable to Alaska hunter with hovercraft

Nov. 5, 2018 2:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday of the National Park Service's authority to prevent an Alaskan moose hunter from using his motorized rubber boat to access remote areas of the state. The justices heard arguments in a case that tests the limits of the federal government's...

Indian villagers crush tiger to death after it killed man

Nov. 5, 2018 6:03 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Villagers in northern India have crushed a tiger to death with a tractor after it killed a man, despite the tiger living in a wildlife reserve, officials said Monday. Forest officer Mahavir Kaujlagi said villagers circled around the female tiger after it killed the farmer late Sunday....

The Latest: Environmentalists denounce permits for PolyMet

Nov. 1, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue permits for a proposed copper-nickel mine (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Environmental groups are criticizing a decision by Minnesota regulators to approve permits for a long-planned copper-nickel mine they...

North Carolina man accused of logging on conservation land

Nov. 1, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they said engaged in illegal logging on 10 acres of conservation land. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office said 48-year-old Scott Bobby Turner of Leicester was charged with civil contempt for failure to appear...

Royals Harry and Meghan name kiwi birds 'gift' and 'sneeze'

Oct. 31, 2018 1:47 AM EDT

ROTORUA, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Harry and wife Meghan examined the navel, nostrils and whiskers on New Zealand's flightless kiwi bird and got to name two tiny chicks on the final day of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited a kiwi hatchery in the town of Rotorua...

China reverses ban on trade in tiger, rhino products

Oct. 30, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under "special circumstances," reversing a long-standing ban and bringing condemnation from conservation groups. A notice from the Cabinet issued Monday avoided mentioning any change in the law, saying...

2 bear hunt opponents ticketed after bear freed from trap

Oct. 30, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have ticketed two bear hunt opponents with freeing a young bear from a trap in New Jersey. The BEAR Group released a short video on its Facebook page on which it says a cub can be heard crying out for its mother. The group's lawyer, Doris Lin, tells The Star-Ledger of...