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Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session

May. 22, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Deals were coming together Wednesday as Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders prepared for a special session to finish work on the state's next two-year budget, though their original goal of Thursday appeared out of reach. The Democratic governor, GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul...

Conservation Congress rejects CWD bounties idea

May. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Conservation Congress has rejected the idea of paying bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease. The congress gauged support for the idea through an online survey and at its spring hearings in April. Nearly 60 percent of respondents supported the...

Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. "There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates...

22 Tennessee racing horses sick with equine blood parasite

May. 21, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's state veterinarian's office is investigating an outbreak of a blood parasite in a group of racing quarter horses. The office says 22 horses have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis (pir-uh-plaz-MOH'-sis) in five locations within Bedford, Rutherford and Williamson...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...

States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

May. 20, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every...

Chinese official hands over new panda to Vienna zoo

May. 20, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A senior Chinese official has officially handed over a 19-year-old male giant panda to Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo. Yuan Yuan arrived in Vienna last month and has spent the last few weeks in quarantine. He was chosen as a partner for Yang Yang, the zoo's 18-year-old female panda, who has been at...

33 roosters seized in Colorado face death if not reclaimed

May. 18, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado animal shelter director says 33 roosters seized by authorities following a traffic stop are likely to be killed to protect against the spread of disease. Summit County Animal Control and Shelter director Lesley Hall told the Summit Daily the birds will be euthanized if their...

Hawaiian monk seal that had CT scan suffering from infection

May. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A CT scan performed on a Hawaiian monk seal at a hospital has shown that the animal is suffering from muscle inflammation and infection, officials said. The scan performed April 21 at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea discovered the 3-year-old female seal's inflammation...

Illness fears thwart NJ oyster colonies that would aid water

May. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The fear of poachers stealing oysters from polluted waters and making consumers sick has long thwarted efforts to grow them in New Jersey and use their natural ability to filter and improve water quality. A proposed remedy could actually make matters even worse by removing state...