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Ozark cave owner rescues rare crayfish

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Their ghostly pale color is the first hint these critters prefer the deep darkness of caves. And bristly cave crayfish are so rare they've only been found in caves in nine counties in Missouri and Arkansas. At Smallin Civil War Cave in Ozark, a tour group recently got to see some of the...

Lawsuit claims oil boom imperils national park in New Mexico

Jun. 3, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. land managers violated environmental laws and their own regulations when issuing dozens of leases to drill in one of the nation's busiest oilfields, environmentalists claimed Monday in the latest lawsuit aimed at getting the federal government to consider the cumulative...

D-Day joy, hell for civilians told anew with virtual reality

May. 29, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

CAEN, France (AP) — The emotion of being liberated from Nazi occupation was so sweet and intense that the French refugees burst into song, a spontaneous rendition of "La Marseillaise" that echoed around the underground network of dank, dark tunnels where they had been sheltering for weeks since D-Day, amid...

'Mortal Kombat' among 4 inducted to Video Game Hall of Fame

May. 2, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — "Mortal Kombat," the blood-and-guts arcade game that triggered Congressional hearings and age-level game ratings, was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with "Colossal Cave Adventure," ''Super Mario Kart," and the ubiquitous "Solitaire" game built into...

Chinese fossil sheds light on mysterious Neanderthal kin

May. 1, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40 years after it was found by a monk in a Chinese cave, a fossilized chunk of jawbone has been revealed as coming from a mysterious relative of the Neanderthals. Until now, the only known remains of these Denisovans were a few scraps of bone and teeth recovered in a Siberian cave....

Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand's cave boys

May. 1, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Netflix is joining with the production company for the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. Netflix and SK Global Entertainment said they...

Emergency crews rescue 5 men trapped in Virginia cave

Apr. 28, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Va. (AP) — Authorities say five men have been rescued from a cave in southwest Virginia where they became trapped after heavy rains. Virginia Department of Emergency Management search-and-rescue coordinator Billy Chrimes said Sunday evening that all five men were taken to hospitals after being...