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California to sue over federal rules governing water

Nov. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials said Thursday they will sue the federal government over proposed rules managing the state’s scarce water, arguing its conclusions are not scientifically adequate and fall short of protecting species and the state’s interests. The state, which has...

US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

Nov. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.” The Bureau of Land...

Anonymous donor gives 40,000 pounds of pet food to shelter

Nov. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given 40,000 pounds of pet food and snacks to the Rogue Valley Humane Society. The Daily Courier in Grants Pass reported Thursday that most of the food will go to the organization’s pet food bank, which fed 5,000 cats and dogs from low-income...

Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome

Nov. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was vetoed Thursday by Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor. One day after it passed the Republican-controlled Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on a promise and rejected the...

Dogs maul 11-year-old boy at Minnesota bus stop

Nov. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EST

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old Maplewood boy is recovering after two dogs attacked him as he got off his school bus. Sixth-grader Carter McKay got off the bus after classes at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood Monday afternoon. His mother, Christina Frokjer, says two dogs were standing in his...

California fire department worker charged with shooting dog

Nov. 21, 2019 2:15 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An equipment operator for a Southern California fire department is charged with felony animal cruelty after fatally shooting his dog in the head, then dumping its body in a fire station dumpster. Prosecutors said this week that 44-year-old Ryan John Monteleone was arrested Oct. 17....

Hunters kill 10 elk in Wisconsin’s second hunt

Nov. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed 10 elk in Wisconsin’s second elk season. The Department of Natural Resources set a 10-bull limit for the season, which ran from Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 in Ashland, Bayfield, Price and Sawyer counties. The department says hunters...

Hunter kills rare albino deer in eastern Missouri

Nov. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EST

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Conservation officers are investigating after a rare albino deer was shot and killed by a hunter in eastern Missouri. KMOV-TV reports that the deer was killed Tuesday near a subdivision and a school in the Jefferson County town of House Springs, south of St. Louis. The Missouri...

Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass

Nov. 21, 2019 12:30 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three months during the spring and summer while other hoofed mammals must keep migrating to higher elevations to follow new...

Bobcat killing prompts Oregon legislative hearing

Nov. 21, 2019 12:21 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Criticism over the killing last month of a juvenile bobcat last month after it entered a school in Eugene, Oregon, prompted a legislative hearing in Salem. Wildlife advocates decried the “blunt-force” killing of the animal, a method that the American Veterinary Medical...