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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...

3 hunters injured in 2 Montana grizzly attacks

Sep. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said. Investigators were trying Tuesday to determine if the same bear was involved in the surprise encounters in the Gravelly...

Oregon drivers can buy vouchers for wildlife license plate

Sep. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon car owners could have the option of a new license plate if an Oregon Wildlife Foundation design is approved. The Statesman Journal reports the foundation began a voucher sale earlier this summer for the plate featuring a mule deer with Mount Hood in the background. Officials say...

Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks

Sep. 17, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees. The first significant processing rule...