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Strength restored, snowy owl flies north in Upper Peninsula

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 AM EST

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — In 30-plus years as a wildlife rehabilitator, Phyllis Carlson has had only three snowy owls. One was in such rough shape it died before she got it to her Quinnesec home. Another, a male, was so emaciated she set it up in her office rather than one of the outdoor cages. It would...

Crews contain 2nd-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling center

Jan. 17, 2021 11:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine what sparked a second-alarm fire at a recycling center in Phoenix. There were no reported injuries from Sunday morning’s blaze. Phoenix Fire Department officials said smoke was reported coming from the commercial building about 10 a.m. They said...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Brady vs Rodgers, possibly Mahomes vs. Allen in title games

Jan. 17, 2021 10:22 PM EST

Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game. The AFC championship could feature two of the top young QBs if Patrick Mahomes is healthy enough to start for Kansas City against Buffalo's Josh Allen. An enticing final four in the NFL was set up Sunday when Brady's...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington.  An AP review of records finds that members of President Donald Trump’s failed campaign were key players in the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

Jan. 17, 2021 9:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans of President Donald Trump’s failed reelection campaign had key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting the grassroots image pushed by groups involved in...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2008, file photo Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden, D-Del., left, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, wave during a rally at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Biden's long political evolution leads to his biggest test

Jan. 17, 2021 5:47 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party. Wherever that power center shifted, there Biden has been, whether as the young senator who opposed court-ordered busing in school...

Col. Robert Hilliard, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, speaks during a press conference Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District facility in Vicksburg, Miss. (Tim Reeves/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

Analysis: Mississippi pump fight unresolved as Trump departs

Jan. 17, 2021 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists have been arguing for decades over proposals for a massive federal flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The fight is continuing into a new presidential administration. Four conservation groups are suing the Environmental Protection...

Parking area for Ferrisburgh wildlife area to be closed

Jan. 17, 2021 4:23 PM EST

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — The parking area and the entrance road to the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburgh is going to be closed from January through March. The closure is because the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will be conducting habitat improvement projects with logging...

A survey in New Orleans on electric vehicle charging places

Jan. 17, 2021 1:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans are asking people where they’d like to see charging stations for electric vehicles. They’re looking for responses from both city residents and business owners and — to help find locations useful for travelers —...

Construction firm to start work on Georgia solar farm

Jan. 17, 2021 1:18 PM EST

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — Silicon Ranch Corp. has hired Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives to build a 100-megawatt solar farm in southwest Georgia. Construction is expected to begin immediately and be completed later this year on the 850-acre site in Stewart County. The construction company said it will hire...

Grizzly bear No. 399 and her four cubs cross a road as Cindy Campbell stops traffic in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Nov. 17, 2020. Many people watched and followed the travels of the well-known, 24-year-old bear and her cubs right up until they denned for the winter. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Famous Wyoming grizzly, cubs, draw fans on trip to their den

Jan. 17, 2021 12:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Kelly Wasenmiller was captivated from afar, tempted by photos and videos that piled up online of grizzly bear 399 and her four lined-out cubs trudging through the snow. The prominent grizzly family was pointed north, and everyone’s hunch was that they were headed into the den....