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California still deep in drought despite atmospheric river

Oct. 26, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday it left the Golden State still deep in drought. The...

Groups ask regulators to reconsider decision on power plants

Oct. 26, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three groups are asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reconsider a decision allowing Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to keep three plants operational through at least 2040. West Virginia Citizen Action Group, Solar United...

Only 1 bidder to run Georgia's Confederate-themed park

Oct. 25, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The only bidder for management of Georgia's Confederate-themed, state-owned Stone Mountain Park is a new firm created by an official of the company that’s pulling out, the park's governing board said Monday. The Stone Mountain Memorial...

Body of missing 26-year-old Texas man located in Grand Teton

Oct. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers have located and recovered the body of a 26-year-old Texas man in Grand Teton National Park after he was reported missing on Thursday. The National Park Service said Sunday that Jared Hembree was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the...

Fish ladder for trout breeding planned at Old Man lake site

Oct. 24, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — A fish ladder for trout breeding is being planned at the lake on the site where New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain once stood. The project is organized by the fund that's dedicated to help preserve a memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain....

New Ice Mountain owner adjusts water withdrawal plan

Oct. 23, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

EVART, Mich. (AP) — The new owner of a bottled water operation in western Michigan said it won't use a state permit that would allow it to significantly boost water withdrawals. The previous owner of the Ice Mountain plant had received state approval to pump 400 gallons...

Authorities search for man at Grand Teton National Park

Oct. 23, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have been searching Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming for a Texas man who was last seen on Thursday. Park officials identified the missing man as Jared Hembree, 26, and said he was last seen near Game Warden Point in Moran, The Casper...

Forest hawk listed as endangered, but falconer disagrees

Oct. 23, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On Jacks Mountain, where the trees showed hints of gold and orange, raptors took flight on an autumn afternoon, hitching a free ride on warm updrafts all along the ridge. Mike Dupuy, a master in the sport of falconry, can see them, even miles away,...

Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found

Oct. 22, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip, an attorney said Friday. ...

Oregon kills 3 more wolves for attacking cattle

Oct. 20, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Employees from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed three more wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack on Wednesday, officials said. Two 6-month-olds and one yearling were shot from a helicopter in eastern Oregon, The Baker...