Animals

February 04, 2018 - 10:47 am
A billionaire is fed up with the hundreds of Canada geese that flock to his upstate New York vacation home every summer, turning his lawn into a minefield of poop. His solution? He's refusing to pay his $90,000 school tax bill until officials in the Finger Lakes town of South Bristol find a way to...
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Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, Japanese meaning "Strange Cafe"in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo‘s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 03, 2018 - 7:17 am
OWNER RECEIVES LETTER GRANTING DOG UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits — until the state learned he'd been dogging it at the Detroit-area restaurant chain where he supposedly worked. Ryder is a German...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The window opened Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments by President Trump in December but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunity. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 02, 2018 - 10:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The window opened Friday for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments by President Trump in December —but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunities. For anyone...
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This 2010 photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, N.J. The oldest nuclear power plant in the United States will shut down in October, more than a year ahead of schedule. Chicago-based Exelon Generation says the Oyster Creek plant will close this fall. It had a deadline of Dec. 31, 2019, under an agreement with state authorities. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The oldest active nuclear power plant in the United States will shut down in October, more than a year ahead of schedule. Chicago-based Exelon Generation says the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, New Jersey, will close this fall. It had a deadline of Dec. 31, 2019,...
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February 02, 2018 - 10:51 am
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The oldest nuclear power plant in the United States will shut down in October, more than a year ahead of schedule. Chicago-based Exelon Generation says the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, New Jersey, will close this fall. It had a deadline of Dec. 31, 2019, under...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:30 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A hospital in Syracuse, New York is paying dog-adoption fees to improve heart health for humans. The Post-Standard says St. Joseph's Health is making the offer through February at two rescue organizations. It cites studies that show having a dog can lower blood pressure and...
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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. President Donald Trump says he didn't really care about opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but pushed the issue for inclusion in the tax bill passed in December at the urging of others. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, file)
February 01, 2018 - 7:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he "really didn't care" about opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others. Addressing fellow Republicans at the House and Senate...
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This July 3, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service shows mountain lion P-23. The southern California mountain lion was part of a study by federal biologists has been found dead. The National Park Service says remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near Malibu Canyon Road and she appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. (National Park Service via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 5:59 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mountain lion that was part of a study by federal biologists was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, the National Park Service said Thursday. The remains of the 5½-year-old female lion known as P-23 were recovered this week near...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 2:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new study shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting. Each spring, polar bears go out on the sea...
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File- This Jan. 18, 2018, file photo shows Portia de Rossi, left, and Ellen DeGeneres, winner of the awards for favorite animated movie voice, favorite daytime TV host, and favorite comedic collaboration, posing in the press room at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. De Rossi is giving wife DeGeneres her own namesake gorilla sanctuary for her 60th birthday. De Rossi announced the gift during an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airing Thursday. Her donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will create a permanent home in Rwanda for the organization that has been protecting endangered mountain gorillas for 50 years. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2018 - 1:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Portia de Rossi is giving wife Ellen DeGeneres her own namesake gorilla conservation center for her 60th birthday. De Rossi announced the gift during an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airing Thursday. Her donation to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will create a...
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