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Scorpions found at Keizer park brought to authorities

Jul. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Four scorpions were brought to the Keizer Fire District after a woman found the abandoned arachnids at an area park. The Statesman Journal reports the scorpions were found near a playground inside of a Red Vines licorice container Wednesday. A mother picked them up around noon and...

Charges pending in dog's death in hot vehicle

Jul. 18, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Police say charges are pending against the owner of a dog that died in a hot vehicle in eastern South Dakota. Brookings police say charges of animal neglect or mistreatment could be filed against the person who left the dog in the car Sunday afternoon when temperatures were in the...

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...

Animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds

Jul. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland. International Bird Rescue said Wednesday it needs donations and volunteers to help feed and care for the baby birds...

Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks

Jul. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts citizen's group is calling for eliminating federal protections for seals as Cape Cod officials seek ways to protect beachgoers from great white sharks. Peter Howell, a founder of the Seal Action Committee, says the Nantucket-based group wants Congress to amend the federal...

Alaska village will install new river power generator

Jul. 17, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Native village in southwest Alaska has turned to an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a sustainable energy source that's expected to free residents from dependency on costly diesel fuel. The village council in Igiugig is the first tribal entity...

All-white creature identified as rare albino porcupine

Jul. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine. The young rodent turned up Tuesday at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, perplexing the staff, who sought help identifying it...

Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore

Jul. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, as vacationers on a popular Georgia island joined lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water to stop dozens of the large marine mammals from beaching themselves. Officials were...

The Latest: Biologist: Whales moving away from Georgia coast

Jul. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A state biologist in Georgia says dozens of pilot whales appear to be heading back to sea a day after many of them came perilously close to swimming ashore...

Fans in Italy root for clever brown bear to elude captivity

Jul. 17, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A brown bear in Italy has eluded capture for a third day, following its escape from an electrified enclosure in a forested Alpine region. Appeals mounted urging authorities not to shoot it. It's not clear how the bear got past an electrified fence, then scaled a nearly 4-meter (13-foot) high...