• Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows. The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific models don't...

  • Grizzly trapped near Pinedale, relocated to Yellowstone area

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear in an area north of Pinedale where another bear was killing cattle. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the sub-adult male grizzly was trapped Saturday and relocated to the Five Mile Creek drainage...

  • Redskins' name hinders DC's efforts for stadium site lease

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' old stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name. Jewell reiterated that position during a meeting in late April...

  • Higher penalties for NC carnival ride accidents approved

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents in North Carolina would rise exponentially in legislation that's now passed both chambers in one version or another. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a measure that increases the top civil penalties fivefold,...

  • Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian ministry building a Noah's ark theme park said Wednesday that Kentucky officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a tax incentive worth millions. Answers in Genesis, developer of the 510-foot...

  • Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the...

  • Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges to get $26 million upgrade

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pedestrian bridges linking four Las Vegas casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip at Tropicana Avenue are getting a $26 million upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation said Wednesday the renovated bridges linking the Excalibur, New York-New York, the Tropicana...

  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the...

  • Jim Caviezel to receive award from Jimmy Stewart Museum

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Jim Caviezel is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. Caviezel stars in the TV series "Person of Interest" and became widely known for his role in the movie "The Passion of the Christ." He will receive the Harvey Award at an Aug....

  • Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. Roger Haas of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, said his son Alex Haas, 26, is fighting for...

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