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New York makes progress fighting giant weed with toxic sap

Jun. 25, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say statewide efforts to control a giant invasive plant with toxic sap are making headway. The Department of Environmental Conservation's Giant Hogweed Program is in its 12th year. Commissioner Basil Seggos says the program has eradicated the plants from 623 sites and...

The Latest: Official: 4 Texas victims died of heat exposure

Jun. 24, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four bodies found at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Authorities say four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S....

Doctor: Stabbing by Navy SEAL could have killed prisoner

Jun. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist testified Monday at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant in Iraq could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses. Dr. Frank Sheridan said he couldn't determine a cause of death because of a lack of evidence. There was no body, no...

US releases review on removing vegetation to stop wildfires

Jun. 24, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse. The work would occur on strips of land up to 165 yards (150 meters)...

4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer

Jun. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before the bodies were...

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

Jun. 24, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday. Two male and three female eastern black rhinoceroses were released into protective enclosures and will eventually be introduced...

Wildlife sanctuary upgrades expected to promote research

Jun. 24, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Upgrades to a wildlife sanctuary on North Carolina's Outer Banks are expected to attract groups of scientists to carry out long-term research. The Virginian-Pilot reports state officials gathered Friday to announce the $8.4 million project at the Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Sanctuary and...

Biologists suspect vehicle hit well-known Wyoming grizzly

Jun. 24, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife biologists suspect a vehicle struck a well-known grizzly bear in Wyoming. Grizzly No. 863 got its name from biologists who have fitted her with a tracking collar and are following her movements. This year, she and a cub have been spotted often near Togwotee Pass east of Grand...

Workshops, tours designed for veteran farmers this summer

Jun. 24, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A series of workshops and farm tours this summer is being pitched to military veterans who are farmers. Purdue Extension and the Purdue-based Indiana AgrAbility Project are teaming up for the workshops June 30 at a fruit and vegetable operation in Rossville; July 21 in North...

Final whale protection meeting with lobstermen scheduled

Jun. 24, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The last of seven meetings between fishery regulators and Maine lobstermen about protecting endangered whales is scheduled to take place along the state's coast. The Maine Department of Marine Resources is holding the meeting with lobstermen in Freeport on Thursday. It's the last of...