Animals

An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 12, 2019 - 5:13 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday is making his first visit to Baltimore since describing it nearly two months ago as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Trump won't be inspecting conditions in the city, though. Instead, he'll be...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Montana, Wyoming and other Western states are reporting population declines for the birds in 2019.AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the bird species that federal officials rejected for protections in 2015. State wildlife officials estimate there were about 44,000...
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An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 12, 2019 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday makes his first visit to Baltimore since describing it nearly two months ago as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Trump won't be inspecting conditions in the city, though. Instead, he'll be...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Montana, Wyoming and other Western states are reporting population declines for the birds in 2019.AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 3:11 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the bird species that federal officials rejected for protections in 2015. State wildlife officials estimate there were about 44,000...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 12, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday makes his first visit to Baltimore since describing it nearly two months ago as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Trump won't be inspecting conditions in the city, though. Instead, he'll be...
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President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday makes his first visit to Baltimore since describing it nearly two months ago as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Trump won't be inspecting conditions in the city, though. Instead, he'll be...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge -- a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...
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September 12, 2019 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has approved a measure to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The 225-193 vote Thursday is a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the...
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This undated photo provided by researchers in September 2019 shows an Electrophorus voltai, one of the two newly discovered electric eel species, in Brazil's Xingu River. While 250 species of fish in South America generate electricity, only electric eels use it to stun prey and for self-protection. (Leandro Sousa via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal. The researchers collected 107 eels in four countries and found differences in their DNA, along with minor physical variations. One...
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