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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...

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...

Falcons rule out RB Freeman (foot), TE Hooper (knee)

Nov. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Devonta Freeman, tight end Austin Hooper and safety Kemal Ishmael for Sunday’s game at Carolina. All three were ruled out Friday. Freeman sustained a sprained foot in last weekend’s upset victory over New Orleans,...

Dolphins RB Mark Walton suspended for 4 games by NFL

Nov. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EST

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton was suspended Monday without pay for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policies. The suspension stems from Walton being arrested three times last offseason in his hometown of Miami. He was sentenced in August to six...

Rudy Boesch, early fan favorite on 'Survivor,' dies at 91

Nov. 2, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of "Survivor," has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 91. He died peacefully Friday night in hospice care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrounded by loved ones, said Steve Gonzalez, director of...

Clemson starting DE Thomas to miss game against Wofford

Nov. 2, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive end Xavier Thomas is expected to miss a third consecutive game since suffering a concussion at practice last month. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says Thomas has made significant progress since entering the concussion protocol before No. 4 Clemson's 45-10 victory...

Trump picks cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA

Nov. 1, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked a cancer specialist and hospital executive to lead the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would inherit a raft of high-profile public health issues, including leading the...

Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

Oct. 31, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health's president said Thursday. A sharp reduction in the world's pig population would...

Malawi fights tsetse flies, disease after wildlife relocated

Oct. 30, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

NKHOTAKOTA, Malawi (AP) — The relocation of hundreds of elephants to Malawi's largest wildlife reserve was meant to be a sign of hope and renewal in this southern African nation. Then nearby residents began falling ill. The cause of the headaches, weakness and pain were trypanosomes, tiny parasites spread...

North Dakota game warden OK after he was attacked by moose

Oct. 25, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WILLOW CITY, N.D. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a state game warden escaped serious injuries when he was attacked by a bull moose in North Dakota. Game & Fish Department Chief Game Warden Robert Timian tells KFGO radio that District Game Warden Jonathan Toftland was in the Willow City area Wednesday to...