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Doctors Delia Caudillo, left, and Monserrat Castaneda, put on protective gear as they prepare to conduct a COVID-19 test at a home in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nov. 19, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths Thursday, becoming only the fourth country — behind the United States, Brazil and India — to do so. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, said there were 100,104 confirmed COVID-19...

Cold weather brings surge in cold-stunned sea turtles

Nov. 19, 2020 3:42 PM EST

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The onset of cold weather in New England has led to a surge of cold-stunned turtles becoming stranded on Cape Cod beaches, marine scientists said Thursday. The New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital in Quincy has taken in more than 40 turtles in the last two days alone, a...

Popular southwest Florida wolfdog dies at 13

Nov. 15, 2020 4:10 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Yuki, a 13-year-old wolfdog who became an internet sensation because of his resemblance to a canine creature on the TV show “Game of Thrones,” has died, according to a Southwest Florida animal sanctuary. Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center in Collier County...

This Nov. 5, 2020 photo provided by Josh Spector shows Ariel Cordova-Rojas with Bae, a female mute swan, as the swan is rescued in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, in the Queens borough of New York. Cordova-Rojas was assisted by a couple with a car who agreed to drive the swan and Cordova-Rojas to a nearby subway station. Later an employee of the Wild Bird Rescue met them at another subway station for transport to the organization's clinic on New York's Upper West Side. (Josh Spector via AP)

NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

Nov. 11, 2020 1:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday. She ended up rescuing a swan with lead poisoning, taking it to a wildlife clinic by foot, car and subway with the help of both friends and strangers. Cordova-Rojas is trained in...

The Latest: Roethlisberger back from knee injury at Dallas

Nov. 8, 2020 6:16 PM EST

The Latest on Week 9 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:10 p.m. Ben Roethlisberger is back on the field for the second half after missing Pittsburgh’s final series before halftime while his left knee was evaluated in the locker room. Roethlisberger was injured on a hit from Dallas defensive tackle Neville...

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrates after scoring on a 70-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 34-20. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Cook runs over Lions, Vikings rough up Stafford in 34-20 win

Nov. 8, 2020 6:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two months after releasing their all-time rusher, the Minnesota Vikings drafted Dalvin Cook. Less than four years after leaving Adrian Peterson's historic accomplishments in the past, the present and future of the backfield with Cook has never looked brighter. Cook kept his brilliant...

Tigers, Lugnuts open ballparks for flu shot clinics

Nov. 8, 2020 9:46 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Take me out to the ballpark — for a flu shot. Flu shots will be available Monday and Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit and Jackson Field in Lansing. The doses will be provided by the state of Michigan and administered by Meijer pharmacy teams. The clinics are for everyone,...

North Dakota officials: Deer hunting on 'upward trajectory'

Nov. 7, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Few of the last 50 North Dakota deer seasons have gone by without Joe Schaff pursuing his favorite game animal, and through those years the challenge of the hunt has always been what attracted him. “See if you can sneak up on them,” said Schaff, 71. The former mechanic,...

Grand Teton ends fall goat shoot 2 weeks early, 43 killed

Nov. 4, 2020 4:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park officials have ended an effort to kill off the park's nonnative mountain goats for now. Volunteer hunters killed 43 goats over six weeks before an accumulation of snow made hunter safety a concern. Chief Ranger Michael Nash ended the hunt a couple weeks sooner...

Bears place right tackle Massie on IR, Ifedi on COVID list

Nov. 4, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears could be missing four starters on their offensive line when they visit the Tennessee Titans this week, after placing right tackle Bobby Massie on injured reserve and right guard Germain Ifedi on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. The Bears also placed backup...