Animals

This picture dated Dec. 29, 2017 provided by the office of the French Presidency shows a member of the Republican Guard riding a nine-year-old dark brown horse named Vesuve de Brekka at an unknown location in France. French President Emmanuel Macron, on a trip to China, has offered a very special gift to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping _ a horse from France's famed Garde Republicaine. (Soazig de la Moissonniere/French Presidency via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 2:48 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has offered a very special gift to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, during his trip to China — a horse from France's famed Garde Republicaine. The nine-year-old gelding bred in Normandy, named Vesuve de Brekka, is trained and ready for use. A member...
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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — NBA star LeBron James, rapper Diddy and other artists have responded with outrage to an advertising image by retailer H&M showing a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle." The retailer has apologized and removed the image, but not before the ad...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:55 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark. Nan Hauser, president of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation and a Brunswick resident, says she uploaded footage of her...
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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer The Weeknd said Monday that he will no longer work with H&M after the clothing company posted an ad of a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle" on the front. Many people criticized the image on social media, calling it racist. H&M...
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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Clothing giant H&M has apologized and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle." The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. U.K. Labour Party lawmaker Kate Osamor tweeted...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 7:36 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 12:56 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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Chris Fidler, left, of Halifax, and Ben Reigert, of Reading, walk out onto the ice at Sweet Arrow Lake, to fish on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Pine Grove, Pa. Freezing temperatures since December 26 have made for ideal ice fishing conditions. (David McKeown/Republican-Herald via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke cold temperature records from Maine to West Virginia and stunned sea turtles in Florida — although a warm-up is coming Monday. Burlington, Vermont, and Portland, Maine set records, with Burlington falling to minus...
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January 07, 2018 - 1:38 pm
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are holding public hearings about potential changes to lobster and crab fishing rules in states up and down the East Coast. The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the proposed rules are designed to improve harvest reporting and...
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January 07, 2018 - 10:16 am
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are holding public hearings about potential changes to lobster and crab fishing rules in states up and down the East Coast. The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the proposed rules are designed to improve harvest reporting and...
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