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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 Latest: Caravan migrants reject Mexico plan on refuge

Oct. 26, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico have rejected a proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto that they apply for refugee status in...

Key Virginia permit takes effect for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Oct. 19, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental regulators approved engineering plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Friday, a move that means the project has the state's permission to begin construction. Developers will now ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to start...

Correction: Blowout-Texas Oil Boom story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story distributed by The Associated Press on Oct. 11 about the oil and gas production boom in West Texas, The Texas Tribune and the Center for Public Integrity erroneously reported that student enrollment for the Ector County Independent School District had doubled in the past...

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

Oct. 3, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he's strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his...

Lawmakers work on fix after conservation fund lapses

Oct. 2, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether...

Toxic site near MetLife Stadium gets $332M cleanup plan

Oct. 2, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A polluted creek near MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands sports complex that has some of the highest recorded mercury levels of any freshwater ecosystem in the country is moving ahead with a $332 million cleanup plan, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. Officials...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

Sep. 18, 2018 5:56 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water. The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer...