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Colorado Editorial Roundup

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

The Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 17, on new state park opening up: Fisher's Peak has tantalized outdoor enthusiasts in Southern Colorado for years. The mountain near Trinidad has been as inaccessible — at least legally — as it is beautiful. But that will be changing soon. Last week, Gov. Jared Polis...

West Nile virus cases reported in Eastern Oregon

Sep. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — There's been a small outbreak of West Nile virus infections in Eastern Oregon this year. West Nile is a virus carried by mosquitos. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this year there were five cases in humans, in Harney, Deschutes and Malheur counties. There were also four cases in...

AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence

Sep. 18, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen in the small village of Stewart Town on Jamaica's north shore. Down those same steps is where some of...

Woman's good deed leads to rat infestation in neighborhood

Sep. 18, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — No good deed goes unpunished. That was what one Waitt Road resident found out when her efforts to feed the area's wildlife led to a rat infestation in the neighborhood. Ward 2 Councilor Rick Starbard said he was notified of the problem two months ago by multiple neighbors. Only in the...

South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever

Sep. 18, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds. Officials were planning to cull some 5,000 pigs raised at a farm in the...

Maine to meet with lobstermen again about new whale rules

Sep. 18, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators are working on a new slate of meetings with the state's lobstermen to discuss potential new whale protection rules that could impact the fishery. The Maine Department of Marine Resources is developing a proposal for the federal government about how to better protect...

Rare California trout species returns to native habitat

Sep. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status. About 30 Paiute cutthroat trout...

Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

Sep. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land. The men in the Tembe indigenous group sometimes daub themselves in traditional war paint and patrol the forest. They carry bows and arrows, but feel increasingly vulnerable as they...

Suit seeks to block gondola linking Lake Tahoe ski resorts

Sep. 17, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long (3.5-kilometer-long) gondola that would pass through a national forest to connect the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics with a neighboring Lake Tahoe ski resort. The...

Jets' Darnold hopes to return to field in Week 5 vs. Eagles

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold hopes to be back on the field sooner than many expected. The New York Jets quarterback said Tuesday during his weekly spot on "The Michael Kay Show" on 98.7 ESPN New York that he's feeling much better while recovering from mononucleosis and is aiming to return in Week 5 against...