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Even apes have ‘midlife crises,’ study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Chimpanzees going through a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke. But there it is, in the title of a report published Monday …


Correction: Gulf Rig Fire story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously described the Bureau of Safety and Environmental …


Coast Guard: Body found near burned Gulf oil rig

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site …


Coast Guard ends search for 2 after oil rig fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf …


Monkey dies from blow to head after zoo break-in

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck and police were analyzing blood …


Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two oil workers remained lost at sea Saturday, a day after a torch being used to cut an oil pipe ignited a blaze that severely burned …


Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves — and for their …


Boy, 2, dies after fall, dog attack at Pa. zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her 2-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a fatal tragedy after the boy fell into the exhibit …


Wild dogs kill 2-year-old boy at Pa. zoo exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A mother’s attempt to give her two-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo after the boy fell …


2-year-old boy killed at Pa. zoo exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to …


Outdoorsmen see rise in elk hoof rot

Bill Sullivan’s hunting party has taken about 10 elk in the past decade in Western Washington. Nine of them suffered from hoof rot, he told Department of Fish and Wildlife …


Experts: Killer shark was probably great white

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Experts say the shark that bit and killed a surfer off California’s central coast probably was a great white and may have been 15 feet long. …


Surfer killed by shark off central California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


California surfer killed in shark attack

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets’ Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio …


Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice …


Wis. wolf hunt begins; groups file intent to sue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s first organized wolf hunt got under way Monday even as animal welfare advocates demanded federal officials return Great Lake wolves to the endangered species list. …


Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia

FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …


Dog that lost snout saving girls arrives in Calif.

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try …


Gov’t to allow Indians to possess eagle feathers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday it is going to allow members of federally recognized Indian tribes to possess eagle feathers, although that’s a federal crime. This is …


Biology prof says eyeball may belong to big squid

MIAMI (AP) — Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community. An assistant biology …


Hunters ready for 1st wolf hunts in Wis., Minn.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around …


Man’s roach-eating death raises question: Why?

MIAMI (AP) — As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country …


Man’s death after eating roaches raises questions

MIAMI (AP) — As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country …


Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

MIAMI (AP) — A contestant in a roach-eating contest who downed dozens of live bugs and worms collapsed and died shortly after winning the contest in South Florida, authorities say. …


Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

MIAMI (AP) — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday. About 30 …


Out & About: Three of five cygnets survive at Turnbull

OUTTRUMPET – A young trumpeter swan was found dead on an island at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last week with no cause of death evident. The carcass has been sent …


Calif. initiative will test appetite for GMO food

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calories. Nutrients. Serving size. How about “produced with genetic engineering?” California voters will soon decide whether to require certain raw and processed foods to carry such …


Religion Notebook: Blessing of animals invites pets, owners

Our pets are part of our families, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., will offer its 23rd annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony Sunday during the 10:45 …


On video, dolphin gives birth to calf in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A 12-year-old dolphin at a Hawaii resort has given birth to a female calf that seems to instantly recognize her mother in a video of the birth …