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Jaguars release benched veteran safety Barry Church

Dec. 14, 2018 4:29 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Barry Church, a safety who was benched last month but who started 27 consecutive games over two seasons. The Jaguars (4-9) made the move Friday and activated offensive tackle Josh Wells from injured reserve. Church was benched following a...

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

Dec. 13, 2018 7:34 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S. Five wolves were found dead in New Mexico in November, bringing the...

Amazon workers treated after bear repellent releases fumes

Dec. 5, 2018 9:01 PM EST

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey on Wednesday, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals, officials said. An Amazon representative said that as of 8 p.m., all of the impacted employees have been...

Endangered Mexican wolf escapes at Colorado wildlife center

Nov. 21, 2018 7:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An endangered Mexican wolf escaped from a Colorado wildlife center where it had been taken to breed with other captive wolves, authorities said Wednesday. The year-old, captive-born male got out of an enclosure at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in the town of Divide, 55 miles (90...

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Nov. 20, 2018 12:38 PM EST

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the...

Study predicts monkey population boom in Florida park

Nov. 19, 2018 3:32 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A troop of roaming primates in north-central Florida will nearly double in size if state wildlife managers don't step in and stop the monkey business, according to new research released Monday. In a study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management, researchers found that...