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Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally for his father, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Saco, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Lawyers: Trump son won't testify in NY probe before election

Sep. 17, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric is willing to comply with a subpoena to testify in a New York investigation into the family’s business practice, but only after the Nov. 3 election, the Trumps’ lawyers said in a court filing Thursday. The lawyers argued Eric...

Group OKs $15M for Mississippi coast restoration projects

Sep. 17, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi group has approved four projects to restore coastal areas damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday. The projects were approved by the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group, which has representatives from the...

Missouri woman pleads not guilty to illegally killing elk

Sep. 17, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to illegally killing a protected elk and leaving its carcass in a field. Deborah Flanigan, 50, of Scott County, was charged with a misdemeanor Sept. 10 after an investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The...

US agency denies petition to strip protections from songbird

Sep. 17, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition that sought to end federal protections for the western yellow-billed cuckoo, saying the rare songbird continues to face threats. The agency published its finding Wednesday, saying that removing the songbird from the...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Panthers last season, Reid remains unsigned like his close friend Colin Kaepernick. Washington coach Ron Rivera, Reid’s former coach in Carolina, gave him a strong endorsement Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I would tell them he’s a heckuva teammate,” Rivera said.

Eric Reid still hasn't received an offer or workout invite

Sep. 16, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick. Reid told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has not received any offers nor been invited for a visit by any team since the Panthers released him in March....

Crabbers accused of poaching in Oregon coast reserve area

Sep. 16, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Two men are accused of poaching crab in the protected Cape Falcon Marine Reserve south of Cannon Beach using gear stolen from other crabbers. Scott Giles, most recently of Ilwaco, Washington, and deckhand Travis Westerlund, of Astoria, face criminal charges including theft, criminal...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 16, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Sept. 16 The Sun Sentinel on allowing ex-felons to vote: The truism that elections have consequences has been proved yet again to dreadful effect in a federal appeals court decision denying the right to vote to some 775,000 Floridians who have paid all their debts...

Altemir Freitas Mota carries a tool used in cutting down trees as he leads Tenetehara Indigenous men from the Ka'Azar, or Forest Owners, to his group's campsite after he was apprehended for illegal logging on the Alto Rio Guama reserve in Para state, near the city of Paragominas, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Three Tenetehara Indigenous villages are patrolling to guard against illegal logging, gold mining, ranching, and farming on their lands, as increasing encroachment and lax government enforcement during COVID-19 have forced the tribe to take matters into their own hands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggers

Sep. 16, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (AP) — A bit after sunrise, dozens of Indigenous Tembé men began preparing for the important day ahead. They danced, chanted and donned matching black T-shirts before setting off on motorbikes into Brazil's Amazon forest. Self-declared “forest...

Florida pays citrus company $28.5M for conservation land

Sep. 16, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida citrus company has sold another piece of land to the state for preservation. Fort Myers-based Alico Inc. announced Friday that the state's Florida Forever land conservation program purchased 10,702 acres (4,331 hectares) of its land in Hendry County for $28.5 million. The...

FILE - In this July 20, 2014 file photo, a bathtub ring of light minerals shows the high water line near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah. In a joint letter Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, water officials from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming urged the U.S. government to halt the approval process for the project, which would bring water 140 miles (225 km) from Lake Powell in northern Arizona to the growing area surrounding St. George, Utah. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought

Sep. 15, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West. After a relatively dry summer,...