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Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Mar. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to...

Sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah dies at 13

Mar. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — WinStar Farm says that stallion Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has died. Owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed the death of the 13-year-old to the Associated Press on Monday and said he was "like a family member." WinStar stated on its web site that...

Wanted: More pastures for West's overpopulated wild horses

Mar. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance. A classic image of the American West — wild horses stampeding across the landscape — not only has endured through the years...

Largest lake in Glacier National Park fully freezes over

Mar. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The largest lake in Montana's Glacier National Park has completely frozen over. The Hungry Horse News reported Thursday that the surface of Lake McDonald in northern Montana is frozen with the exception of some holes about the size of a school bus. The newspaper says the last...

Prince Harry and wife Meghan visit equine center in Morocco

Feb. 25, 2019 5:33 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have traveled to one of Morocco's most prestigious equestrian clubs to learn about how therapy using horses can benefit children with disabilities. The couple walked hand-in-hand as they arrived at the Royal Equestrian Sports...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Feb. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that...

Indiana town marshal rescues horse that got stuck in tree

Jan. 31, 2019 12:50 PM EST

WINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana town marshal wielding a chain saw rescued a horse that became wedged between two branches of a tree trunk amid subzero cold . Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball says the horse somehow became stuck in the multi-trunked tree Wednesday morning in the town about 15 miles (25...