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Rancher went to the big city, returned to the life he loves

Dec. 04, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — While he left his family’s sprawling ranch for several years to attend college and work in Phoenix, John Ladd always knew where his heart was. It was back on the property that his mother’s family homesteaded in 1895 just outside Bisbee right off...

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An...

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Honduras' 1st female president?

Nov. 29, 2021 14:49 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of ousted former president Mel Zelaya, has taken a commanding lead in Honduras’ elections, capping a 12-year effort. If preliminary tallies from the election Sunday are confirmed, Castro de Zelaya would...

Some roads partially reopened in flooded British Columbia

Nov. 18, 2021 21:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An advance team of Canadian soldiers went to work Thursday and more were due as some major highways reopened to limited traffic in British Columbia, but officials said the situation remained critical after floods and mudslides that forced evacuations,...

Wilbur Smith, prolific author of adventure tales, dies at 88

Nov. 14, 2021 17:34 PM EST

Wilbur Smith, a bestselling author who wrote dozens of adventure novels, has died at age 88. Smith died unexpectedly at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday, his office said in an obituary posted on the website wilbursmithbooks.com. A cause of death was not...

USDA announces $20.2M for dairy business innovation

Nov. 12, 2021 12:04 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $20.2 million in investments in dairy business innovation efforts, including in the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center in Vermont, that it says will help small dairy farms as they recover from the pandemic. ...

More ranch acreage in Cochise County protected as open space

Nov. 10, 2021 23:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona conservation group says an additional 1,850 acres (749 hectares) of a cattle ranch that is part of an important wildlife corridor in western Cochise County are now protected as open space. With the additional acreage, a total of 3,800...

Washington state OKs killing of 2 wolves in Columbia County

Nov. 10, 2021 12:59 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington on Wednesday approved the killing of up to two wolves for preying on cattle in an area of new wolf pack activity in Columbia County in the southeastern part of the state. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

Nearly 30 killed in violence across Nigeria’s north

Nov. 10, 2021 12:20 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nearly 30 people have been killed across Nigeria’s north in violent attacks in recent days targeting rural areas and the police, locals and authorities said Wednesday. The three attacks in the northern states of Zamfara, Katsina and Taraba...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 08, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. Nov. 7, 2021. Editorial: Cleanup plan at AltEn shows magnitude of work, disaster Imagine pesticide-laden wet cake piled onto Tom Osborne Field to nearly the top of Memorial Stadium, which is surrounded by 273 Woods Park-sized...