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Correction: Tribe-Whaling story

Nov. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the Makah Tribe’s effort to resume whaling in Washington state, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Makah is the only tribe with a treaty right to hunt whales. While the Makah is the only tribe whose treaty specifically mentions a right to hunt...

1 person dead, 1 wounded in Missouri hunting accidents

Nov. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EST

EDINA, Mo. (AP) — One hunter was killed by his grandfather and another was wounded by a friend during the opening weekend of the firearm deer season in Missouri. KTVO-TV reports that 17-year-old Andrew Howe, of rural Baring was killed around 1 p.m. Sunday in a rural area 175 miles (281.62 kilometers)...

Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

Nov. 18, 2019 12:25 PM EST

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found the owners of a camel, cow and donkey that were spotted roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Christmas Nativity scene. Police in Goddard had asked for help over the weekend in a Facebook post locating the owners of the “three...

Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand hotel

Nov. 18, 2019 11:27 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello was found dead in his New Zealand hotel room Monday, days after joining his team in the Australian Baseball League. The 23-year-old third baseman died in his sleep, the Auckland Tuatara said. No cause was given. Concerns were raised when...

Hunters asked to help amid search for missing Chinese woman

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police asked hunters to be on the lookout for evidence in the case of a missing Chinese woman as deer season began in Missouri. The Columbia police department said in a news release that hunters should remain vigilant while out in rural areas as the search continues for Mengqi Ji...

Wisconsin girl with inspirational love of dogs dies at age 8

Nov. 18, 2019 7:59 AM EST

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl with an inoperable brain tumor who received tens of thousands of pictures of her favorite animal from strangers has died at age 8. Emma Mertens loved dogs. So, after she was diagnosed in January family and friends sent photos of their dogs to the Hartland girl. And...

Pet shop owner says suspects threw stolen guinea pig at him

Nov. 18, 2019 7:38 AM EST

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky pet store owner says two women stole a pair of guinea pigs, lobbing one of the animals at him during their escape. News outlets report 21-year-old Isabelle Mason and 19-year-old and Jaimee Pack on Saturday tried to smuggle out the animals from Pet Paradise without paying....

China diagnoses 3rd case of bubonic plague

Nov. 18, 2019 1:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says a 55-year-old man has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already discovered in the capital Beijing. A statement from the health authority in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region north of Beijing said that as of...

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Bears place TE Trey Burton on IR

Nov. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed tight end Trey Burton on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Burton has been dealing with a groin injury all season long. He hurt his calf during last weekend’s 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. Burton agreed to a $32 million, four-year...