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Idaho wolf, coyote hunting derby wants larger area

BOISE, Idaho — A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter.

Charges dropped for man who sold rhino head

MILTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who tried to sell a 70-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped.

Police: fired Oklahoma worker beheaded woman

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police say.

Snake found in rental car

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake.

Forest service eyes filming permit requirement in wilderness

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing permanent new rules that would require media organizations to obtain a permit to film and shoot photographs in more than 100 million acres of the nation’s wilderness.

Dairy bull goes missing following rucus with buffalo

MERCER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania dairy farmer says a 2-year-old bull that went missing for a month was likely pushed over a fence by a friend’s pregnant buffalo.

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Dog found in Ore. heads back to Pa.

PORTLAND — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia will soon be flown back to the Keystone State.

Woman holds off thief, gives birth

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

Poverty rate drops nationally

WASHINGTON — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation’s economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

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Pot growers add demand on power grid

SEATTLE — As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners.

Chemical bill an uphill battle

Groups pan ‘phony reform’

Doctors say it will take twice as many cases to find origin

Doctors say it will take twice as many cases to find origin

Turkey takeover troubles at Nev. national park

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s only national park needs a Thanksgiving miracle.

House moves to block EPA rule

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that House members have taken steps to stop “yet another regulatory overreach by a federal agency out of control, threatening jobs, threatening private property rights, threatening rural communities and threatening our way of life.”

Can Obama wage war?

President has sanctioned more than 150 airstrikes

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