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  • 150-plus birds seized at fighting venue in W.Va.

    By Associated Press

    Law enforcement officials who cited two Mercer County brothers for staging cockfights say they seized six fighting roosters and more than 150 birds. Published April 16, 2014

  • Quinault Nation to reopen Lake Quinault

    By Associated Press

    The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations. Published April 16, 2014

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 17

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Published April 16, 2014

  • 2 eggs offer hope for endangered whooping cranes

    By Associated Press

    Two eggs sitting on a nest of marsh grass and sticks in a crawfish pond offer a hope in a project to bring back the endangered whooping crane to south Louisiana. Published April 16, 2014

  • Idaho aquarium fined in Fla. wildlife case

    By Associated Press

    A South Florida federal judge has imposed fines and three years of probation on Idaho Aquarium in an illegal wildlife trafficking case. Published April 16, 2014

  • Heavy rain leads to sewage problems in Valdosta

    By Associated Press

    Heavy rains have led to continuing sewage problems in the south Georgia city of Valdosta. Published April 16, 2014

  • New conservation areas along waters open Friday

    By Associated Press

    Almost 1,900 acres of land in conservation areas in southern and western Indiana are set to open to the public. Published April 16, 2014

  • Lost sea lion in California found mile from water

    By Associated Press

    Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River. Published April 16, 2014

  • Forest Service urges bear safety in North Carolina

    By Associated Press

    The U.S. Forest Service is urging those who are outdoors in North Carolina to be careful around bears. Published April 16, 2014

  • Markell clean water proposal gains little traction

    By RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press

    Members of a state water advisory panel expressed concern Tuesday that a clean-water initiative proposed by Gov. Jack Markell has failed to win much support in the legislature. Published April 16, 2014

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    By TOM KRISHER - Associated Press

    General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. Published April 15, 2014

  • BP: Shore clean-up after Gulf oil spill ends in La

    By Associated Press

    Just days before the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill, the Coast Guard moved cleanup of Louisiana's coast to a new phase Tuesday, allowing BP to end its "active" efforts in the area. Published April 15, 2014

  • Nonprofit groups allowed to join Kauai law defense

    By Associated Press

    A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court. Published April 15, 2014

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards

    By PETE YOST - Associated Press

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. Published April 15, 2014

  • State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan

    By Associated Press

    A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says. Published April 15, 2014

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