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Body found in Joshua Tree National Park, halting search

Jun. 13, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have discovered a body in Southern California's Joshua Tree National Park, prompting them to suspend a search for a missing man. Park spokesperson Jennie Albrinck said Sunday the body was found in a hiking area and has not...

Gypsy moth infestation defoliating some Vermont trees

Jun. 13, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is seeing a large infestation of gypsy moth caterpillars this year that are defoliating many of the state’s trees, the Agency of Agriculture said. The state has not seen a large outbreak since 1991, but the insects have been...

Biden nominee linked to 1989 sabotage draws Republican ire

Jun. 11, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee federal lands in the U.S. West is facing Republican pressure to withdraw over her ties to environmental activists convicted of spiking trees to sabotage a national forest timber sale more than 30 years ago. ...

Red Quaker Oats sign again lights up Cedar Rapids skyline

Jun. 11, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The bright red Quaker Oats sign that had long lit up the Cedar Rapids skyline before a rare wind storm damaged it last August is back atop the Quaker Oats plant near downtown. The new sign installed June 1 is a near exact replica of the old...

US OPEN '21: A look at the South Course at Torrey Pines

Jun. 11, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A hole-by-hole look at the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course, site of the 121st U.S. Open on June 17-20. Includes description, along with the stroke average and rank (hardest to easiest) from the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines: No. 1, 446 yards,...

National maple production off 17% in 2021, Vermont off 21%

Jun. 10, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Maple syrup production across the country was off just under 17% in 2021 while in Vermont, the nation’s top maple producer, production was off by just over 21%, according to statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The...

Central Louisiana to get a new $160 million lumber mill

Jun. 08, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Canadian-based lumber products company is making its first investment in Louisiana, bringing a $160 million mill to Beauregard Parish, state officials said Tuesday. Canfor Corp. expects to hire 130 people with average annual salaries of $59,921...

Music fans flock to Albania’s beach festival despite virus

Jun. 08, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

RANA E HEDHUN, Albania (AP) — The Albanian beach site had everything in one place: pine trees, sand, sea, nearby mountains and days of nonstop music. “It’s very rare that you got all of those things together at one time,” said the director of the open-air Unum...

Gretna woman killed after car leaves roadway, hits tree

Jun. 06, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Gretna woman was killed Saturday after her car left the roadway and struck a tree. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said Julia Wynkoop-Wiley, 52, was identified as the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup. She was taken by a medical...

Close calls, or worse, spark push for wildfire mitigation

Jun. 06, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — As the Missionary Ridge Fire raged in 2002, the Valley Fire, a second fire, broke out and destroyed six homes within hours near the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision north of Durango. When residents returned after the Valley Fire, they saw red and...