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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron congratulates players after a score against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. LSU won 41-7. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Latest: Browns can have 12,000 fans for Indy game

Oct. 5, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cleveland Browns can have 12,000 fans — double the number from their first two games — inside FirstEnergy Stadium for this week’s home game against Indianapolis. The team is being granted the increase by...

A grey seal swims in Casco Bay, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, off Portland, Maine. Seals, especially grey seals, are being blamed for attracting sharks and for stealing from commercial fishermen. Critics say the increased seal population will hurt the economy and scare off tourists. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Conservation success or pests? Seals spark passionate debate

Oct. 5, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal. Muto, whose two boats fish for groundfish such as skate and monkfish as well as lobster, is among a growing group of anglers, beach goers and local...

Vice President Mike Pence arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

Oct. 3, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the U.S. borders, overruling the agency’s scientists who said there was no evidence the action would slow the coronavirus, according to two...

This undated photo provided by Elena Kurakova shows Uti-Puti Knopochka, a Yorkshire terrier that was among 11 dogs flown into the United States from Moscow via courier on Sept. 8, 2020. The dog died in September at a private facility at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport used to hold animals from overseas that are denied entry by federal officials. A necropsy found that the dog tested positive for the highly contagious canine parvovirus. (Elena Kurakova via AP)

Yorkie's death at airport facility fuels legal fight

Oct. 1, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It may not rate as an international scandal, but the death of a Yorkshire terrier in U.S. custody is fueling a messy legal battle over the importation of a group of purebred canines imported from Russia. The dog died in September at a private facility at New York’s Kennedy Airport...

Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country from which they came. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week ordered the animals...

Wildlife vets take samples from dead elephants found in Hwange National park, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. A spokesman for Zimbabwe's national parks said on Wednesday, Sept. 2 the number of elephants dying in the country's west from a suspected bacterial infection, possibly from eating poisonous plants, has risen to 22 and more deaths are expected. (AP Photo)

Zimbabwe elephants died from bacterial disease, say experts

Sep. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Parks authorities in Zimbabwe said Monday that the recent deaths of elephants have been caused by a bacterial disease that has previously affected elephants in Asia and other animals in southern Africa, although more tests will still be carried out. Fulton Mangwanya, the...

The paws of a Jaguar named Amanaci, who suffered third-degree burns during the fires in the Pantanal region, are shown in detail at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Two Jaguars, a male and a female, were rescued from the great Pantanal fire and are receiving treatment with laser, ozone therapies and cell injections to hasten recovery of burned tissue. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil vets work to heal jaguars burned in Pantanal wildfire

Sep. 28, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

CORUMBA DE GOIAS, Brazil (AP) — In 20 years, veterinarian Daniela Gianni had never seen a jaguar burned as badly as Amanaci, a female injured in the wildfires crackling through Brazil's vast Pantanal wetlands. After 13 hours of overland transport, Amanaci arrived for care on Aug. 21 at the NEX Institute in...

Congressman accuses opponent of harassment over 2015 memoir

Sep. 25, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin congressman on Friday accused his Republican opponent of sexual harassment over a 2015 memoir in which the former Navy Seal wrote of exposing a male lieutenant's genitals to two female junior officers while the lieutenant was being treated for poison oak at a...

FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/FIle)

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Sep. 23, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas...

Sniffer dogs named K'ssi, left and Miina react with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Four corona sniffer dogs are trained to detect the Covid-19 virus from the arriving passengers samples at the airport.  (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

Sep. 23, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by...