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U of Minnesota center battles hungry invasive species

Dec. 7, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a war, it’s always better to coordinate forces. That’s the strategy of a center at the University of Minnesota — a single place to research ways to fight against invasive plants and insects in the state. The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pest...

Protesters plan on gathering in Tucson to oppose border wall

Dec. 7, 2019 12:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters plan to gather in Tucson on Saturday in opposition of more border barriers that are being built in the southern Arizona desert. The protesters will include U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Tucson Democrat and opponent of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Activists...

Colorado state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis dies of cancer at 62

Dec. 6, 2019 7:46 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis, who represented a large rural swath of eastern Colorado, has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 62. Lewis, who died surrounded by friends and family at home on her ranch in Kim on Friday, represented House District...

Mets re-sign reliever Brach after solid show late last year

Dec. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets re-signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year, $850,000 contract on Friday, encouraged by his solid showing after they added him last August. Brach’s deal includes a player option for 2021 at $1.25 million. The 33-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 16...

Colorado man pleads guilty to holding strangers at gunpoint

Dec. 6, 2019 6:03 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of holding three strangers at gunpoint on Independence Pass near Aspen has pleaded guilty to menacing and attempted kidnapping. The Aspen Times reports 33-year-old Brolin McConnell, of Colorado Springs, struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Tuesday. He...

Mountain lion who killed dog prowls California neighborhood

Dec. 6, 2019 12:14 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have warned residents of a Southern California suburb to take precautions as a mountain lion prowls neighborhoods after killing a resident’s dog and injuring another pet. Sightings of the big cat in the city of Simi Valley near Los Angeles resumed Thursday...

Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management

Dec. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Conservation groups have purchased a 16,000 acre stretch of undeveloped Georgia coastline and plan to make it into a new wildlife management area. The Atlanta Journal-constitution reports that the land, known as the Ceylon property, was purchased for an undisclosed amount by the Conservation Fund and Open Space...

Rescuers reach mother-daughter hikers at mountain summit

Dec. 6, 2019 8:35 AM EST

New Hampshire authorities came to the aid of a mother and daughter out hiking who became stranded at a mountain summit due to whiteout conditions. The pair, Nathalie Beaudet, 54, and Catherine Courtemanche, 24, from Sherbrook, Quebec, hiked a familiar trail up Mount Lafayette in Franconia on Thursday. But they...

Another cut in cod fishing not enough for environmentalists

Dec. 6, 2019 5:53 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn't significant enough to slow the loss of the species. Atlantic cod fishing was once one of the biggest marine industries in New England, but the fishery...

A Kansas find reveals a 17-foot, long-extinct shark species

Dec. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EST

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Paleontologist Mike Everhart had found a rib from a plesiosaur — an ancient ocean reptile — on the Ringneck Ranch in north-central Kansas in 2009. He returned in early spring 2010 searching for more bones. Everhart brought a friend, Gail Pearson, and Pearson's friend...