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FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature said Thursday, July 9, 2020, it is moving the North Atlantic right whale from

Population of North Atlantic right whales dips again, to 366

Oct. 27, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The population of North Atlantic right whales, an endangered species that has been the focus of conservation efforts for decades, has dipped to less than 370, officials said. The whale numbers at only 366, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday in an estimate...

Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) tackles San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Rams LB Leonard Floyd primed for reunion with Bears

Oct. 25, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears drafted Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick four years ago, envisioning him as a pass-rushing superstar who could anchor their defense for years to come. Last March, the Bears released Floyd rather than pay him $13 million for the fifth-year contract option...

FILE-In this Thursday, April 3, 1997 file photo, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Ga., is is seen. A mining company said Tuesday it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefitting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. (Stuart Tannehill/Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

Oct. 21, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefiting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules. For...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Gross for Senate campaign shows Independent candidate Al Gross. Gross, an independent running with Democratic support, is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in Alaska, a state that has long been a GOP stronghold. Across the country, Republicans are nervous about Senate seats like Sullivan's they once thought safe as Democrats hope to capitalize on President Donald Trump's unpopularity to retake the chamber. (Gross for Senate Campaign via AP, File)

Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

Oct. 20, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross commands a fishing boat as a narrator describes him prospecting for gold and killing a grizzly bear in self-defense in an ad meant to underscore a central theme of Gross' U.S. Senate campaign as an independent: that he knows Alaska. “Out here," he says as the boat...

Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia

Oct. 19, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Flying squirrels were being trapped in Florida, driven to Chicago and shipped to South Korea, Florida wildlife officials said Monday while announcing charges against seven people they say ran an illegal wildlife trafficking operation. Poachers set as many as 10,000 squirrel traps...

FILE - A passer-by walks past a New England Patriots football team logo near the Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass.  The Patriots went back to work Saturday, Oct. 17, one day after a fifth player on the team tested positive for COVID-19 and one day before their twice-postponed game against the Denver Broncos.(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Patriots place 3 more on COVID-IR but Broncos game still on

Oct. 17, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The New England Patriots went back to work Saturday in preparation for their twice-postponed game against Denver even as they added three more players to the COVID-19 injury list. Offensive lineman Shaquille Mason and defensive lineman Derek Rivers were added to the list on Saturday, as was running back Sony...

Asian swamp eels are on display for sale at a market in the Chinatown neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. New York state and city wildlife officials say it's too soon to know the local impact of exotic eels dumped into a Brooklyn lake in September 2020. The nonnative eel species has been illegally released into freshwater bodies in at least eight U.S. states, including New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Oct. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes. “And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park. They turned...

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a seafood processor at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fla., raises a basket of stone crab claws Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Florida Keys commercial fishermen began the 2020-2021 stone crab harvest season Thursday amid new Florida fishing rules designed to increase future stocks of the tasty crab claws and concerns about consumer demand for this year's harvest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

Annual stone crab claw harvest begins in Florida

Oct. 16, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s annual stone crab claw harvest has started amid new rules aimed at protecting future stocks and concerns about demand for claws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New regulations, enforced by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, include increasing the...

Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis (28) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Running back Davis off to fast start as Panthers face Bears

Oct. 15, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers running back Mike Davis said the key to his success this season has been that he “runs angry.” Carolina is 3-0 with Davis as Christian McCaffrey’s temporary replacement. Davis has reason to be even angrier Sunday when he faces his former team, the...

Michigan agency removes foxes, coyotes from unlicensed rehab

Oct. 10, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

Officials removed a half-dozen red foxes, three coyotes and other animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center in western Michigan where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter lost an arm after reaching into a pen that housed two wolf-dog hybrids. State conservation officers searching the Howling Timbers...