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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:56 P.M.

    In southern La., residents blame levees for floods

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) — At the urging of residents who have long felt forgotten in the shadow of more densely populated New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers says it …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:27 A.M.

    Peru villagers allege neglect after toxic spill

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru’s highland communities, villagers complain that the …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 5:07 P.M.

    Pod of pilot whales comes ashore on Florida beach

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 pilot whales came ashore on a South Florida beach on Saturday, triggering a daylong effort by state and national officials, nearby residents …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 4:10 P.M.

    Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:45 P.M.

    Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:23 P.M.

    Isaac renews old debate about Louisiana levees

    IRONTON, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Isaac whirled into the Gulf Coast this week, the federal levee system protecting New Orleans did its job. But the patchwork of floodwalls shielding …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:22 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 1:06 P.M.

    Thousands call Yosemite hotline to ask about virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flood phone …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:03 A.M.

    Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:03 P.M.

    2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 8:28 A.M.

    Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 4:51 P.M.

    CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

    West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far this year, …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 9:33 A.M.

    Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:08 P.M.

    AP NewsAlert

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite officials tell 1,700 past visitors they may have been exposed to rodent-borne disease.


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:06 A.M.

    Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, 6:23 P.M.

    Conservation groups sue over Arctic spill plans

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the federal government over its approval of oil spill response plans for an Arctic Ocean drilling program. The lawsuit …


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