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Advocates sue over Lynx habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Monday after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.

November 18, 2014 12:33 p.m. read more..


Cockroach disrupts pest control meeting

CHICAGO (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.

October 25, 2014 3:21 p.m. read more..
  

Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

TOKYO (AP) — Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some.

October 8, 2014 11:32 a.m. read more..


Gay marriage hopes dashed by court order

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Same-sex couples who lined up to get married in Idaho and made plans to obtain wedding licenses in Las Vegas had their hopes dashed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court justice temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada.

October 8, 2014 11:24 a.m. read more..


EU investigates Amazon’s tax practice

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s competition authority on Tuesday opened an investigation into Amazon’s corporate income tax practices on suspicion the online retailer is benefiting from an illegal rebate to stash away most of its profits made in the 28-nation bloc.

October 7, 2014 12:53 p.m. read more..


DC memorial to be dedicated

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Lois Pope, heiress to the National Enquirer fortune, was a Broadway singer in the 1960s when she vowed to do something to help disabled veterans. On Sunday, she’ll see that promise through with the opening of a Washington memorial she worked to get built.

October 4, 2014 8 a.m. read more..


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.

September 30, 2014 12:16 p.m. read more..
 

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.

September 27, 2014 4:24 p.m. read more..


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.

September 26, 2014 2:22 p.m. read more..
  

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.

September 20, 2014 8:50 p.m. read more..

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