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FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Wisconsin State Department of Natural Resources officials pushed back Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, against Republican legislators seeking to implement a wolf season immediately, saying a hunt is already scheduled for November and they need time to gather input and set quotas. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)

Correction: Wolf Hunt story

Jan. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story published Jan. 22, 2021, about a request from Wisconsin Republican legislators that the state immediately implement a wolf hunt, The Associated Press misspelled state Rep. Treig Pronschinske's first name. The AP also misstated the title of Department of Natural Resources...

In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, photo provided by the California Highway Patrol-West Valley, authorities work the scene of an accident after a hail storm on Malibu Canyon Road in Malibu, Calif. A hail storm struck the Santa Monica Mountains on Saturday, prompting the California Highway Patrol to warn drivers to slow down after officers responded to a few rollover accidents on Malibu Canyon. Up to a foot of snow fell in Southern California's mountains as the first in a series of storms move through California, bringing real winter weather after weeks of sporadic rain that has done little to ease drought. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Snow fell in Southern California; another storm approaches

Jan. 24, 2021 10:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Up to a foot of snow fell in Southern California's mountains as the first in a series of storms moved through California, bringing real winter weather after weeks of sporadic rain that has done little to ease drought. Authorities urged drivers on Sunday to bring their tire chains to the...

2 hikers rescued after 1 lost shoes, ran barefoot in snow

Jan. 24, 2021 9:06 PM EST

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — Two trail runners were airlifted from a New Hampshire mountain over the weekend after one man lost his shoes and continued running barefoot through several feet of snow, officials said. State Fish and Game Department conservation officers were called to Mount Lafayette before 1 p.m....

A new glass-bottom boat for the Silver Springs attraction is being built at St. John's Shipbuilding in Palatka, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs

Jan. 24, 2021 3:01 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 150 years of treating tourists to gushing springs, lolling manatees, curious fish and emerald grasses undulating in invisible currents is about to take a turn because of a chance remark. In 2015, Paula Russo, a volunteer for the Florida State Parks Foundation, set up a...

U.S. Coast Guard's William Hosford talks about an inflatable craft used for ice rescues Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, on the buoy deck of the USCG Cutter Hollyhock in Port Huron, Mich. The raft has three air chambers and can be inflated within a matter of seconds. (Brian Wells/The Times Herald via AP)

Common sense stressed to stay safe on water this winter

Jan. 24, 2021 1:01 AM EST

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — On an overcast afternoon in January, U.S. Coast Guard BOSN William Hosford recalled the 14-foot aluminum boat they used to use for ice rescues. “It took basically all of us to carry it from a trailer, down across a beach, and then we would have to drag it along the ice until...

Hiker rescued after falling down cliff in Columbia Gorge

Jan. 23, 2021 4:26 PM EST

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — A hiker has been rescued in Oregon, apparently three days after he fell down a 50-foot (15m) cliff in the Columbia River Gorge. The Coast Guard and the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office say they got the 43-year-old to safety on Friday night after he was discovered by two...

FILE-In this July 19, 2019 file photo, an Atlantic puffin carries bait fish it will feed its chick on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. New protections to the herring population, a key food source for puffins, could help the birds survive. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)

Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost funny-looking bird

Jan. 23, 2021 10:39 AM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine's most beloved birds — puffins. Atlantic puffins, known for their colorful beaks and waddling walks, were once nearly gone from Maine, the only...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, aerial file photo provided by the National Park Service, is the Junction Butte wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Montana lawmakers have drafted bills that would allow more ways to kill gray wolves. The measures include proposals to expand wolf harvest seasons, reclassify the animals so they could be killed year-round and legalize the use of snares for trapping. (National Park Service via AP, File)

Montana lawmakers look at more ways to kill wolves

Jan. 23, 2021 10:11 AM EST

HELENA, Montana (AP) — Two northwest Montana lawmakers are considering a number of bills that could moderately or significantly change the way Montana manages wolves. Sen. Bob Brown and Rep. Paul Fielder, both Republicans from Thompson Falls, have drafted legislation ranging from including wolf licenses in...

Jade Chen and her red tail hawk, Candy Corn hunt in a wooded field in Grantville, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020. Chen, a Lansdale native who lives in Mechanicsburg, is a second-year apprentice falconer, one of just 204 people in Pennsylvania licensed to take part in falconry, one of the world’s most ancient forms of hunting. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Falconry, an ancient form of hunting, finds new devotees

Jan. 23, 2021 9:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The red-tailed hawk sat perched on the twisted limb of an old, dead tree, its eyes locked on the woman traipsing through the briars and thickets below. Wherever Jade Chen went, Candy Corn, the hawk, followed. Sometimes Chen, 33, had to blow a small whistle around her neck to nudge him....

Iowa's Surf Ballroom designated National Historic Landmark

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 PM EST

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A north-central Iowa venue best known for hosting the last concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson before the trio died in a 1959 plane crash is now a National Historic Landmark. The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the...