Animals

FILE - In this June 27, 2005, file photo, an Arctic grayling is shown in Emerald Lake in Bozeman, Mont. A federal appeals court says U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, sent a lawsuit seeking federal protections for the Arctic grayling back to a lower court for further consideration. (Ben Pierce/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:18 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered...
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Four rare African white lion cubs sit in their enclosure at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Keepers weighed the three males and one female and carried out health checks on the cats, which are rare in the wild. The young lions were born on July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 17, 2018 - 10:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — They're still tiny, but the white lion cubs at the Magdeburg zoo in eastern Germany are putting on weight fast. The cubs — three males and one female — took turns on the scales Friday. The news agency dpa reported that the male cubs weighed in at an average of 6.5 kilograms (14.3...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered southern resident female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat in an effort to help them recover. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas. The recent grieving of one whale for her dead calf and scientists' extraordinary attempts to save another from...
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Steve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities closed the Cape Cod beach to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark on Wednesday — the first attack on a person in Massachusetts since 2012. The unidentified victim survived the attack and was airlifted to a Boston hospital. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)
August 16, 2018 - 1:47 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday. Town officials in Truro have put up signs saying, "Danger, No Swimming." Town...
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Steve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y. gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities closed the Cape Cod beach to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark on Wednesday, the first attack on a person in Massachusetts since 2012. The unidentified victim survived the attack and was airlifted to a Boston hospital. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)
August 16, 2018 - 9:45 am
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark. State marine fisheries senior biologist Greg Skomal will try to confirm if the 61-year-old victim's wounds are...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev flings a Sirius nano-satellite into orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (NASA via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:18 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station on Wednesday. Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space. The...
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A sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Truro, Mass. A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human on the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:14 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs,...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:18 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the victim suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs Wednesday...
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August 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the unidentified victim suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs...
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This Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park shows Umzula-zuli, a healthy male African elephant calf, taking its first tentative steps in the elephant enclosure under the watchful eye of its mother, Ndula, at the park in Escondido, Calif. Zookeeper Mindy Albright says the other 12 elephants sniffed the new baby and trumpeted their welcome. The elephant was born Sunday, Aug. 12, which happened to be World Elephant Day. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Safari Park via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 5:00 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The newest elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has joined the rest of the herd. Video posted by the zoo this week shows Umzula-zuli taking his first tentative steps in the elephant enclosure — under the watchful eye of his mother, Ndula. Zookeeper Mindy Albright says the other 12...
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