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FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a bird flies among wind turbines near King City, Mo. The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species. The former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told AP billions of birds could die if the government doesn't hold companies liable for accidental bird deaths. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
June 05, 2020 - 2:14 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Friday with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Officials said in a draft study of the proposal that it could result in more...
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May 27, 2020 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate Medical Center in...
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FILE - This May 15, 2005 file photo shows Jazz great Wynton Marsalis performing with the New World School of the Arts Jazz Band of Miami, Fla. during the 10th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York. The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual competition and festival but it will still go on. The event will take place from June 8-12 on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s website, social media accounts and also through Zoom. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program. (AP Photo/Gina Gayle, File)
May 21, 2020 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, but it will still go on, giving students the chance to show their talents virtually. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program. High school bands from...
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In this March 19, 2020, photo provided by Henry Scott, shows Ed the baby goat at Filbert Street Garden in Baltimore. Ed was returned to the garden unharmed on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 after being reported stolen the day before. (Courtesy of Henry Scott via AP)
May 20, 2020 - 10:09 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A stolen baby goat was returned home to its community garden in Baltimore late Tuesday night, police said. Baltimore police were notified just before 10 p.m. that the young Nigerian Dwarf goat named Ed had been “anonymously returned" to his owners, according to a statement from the...
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Martha Schebaum shops for flowers at the Apple Barrel Country Store and Cafe in Schoharie, N.Y., Friday, May 15, 2020. The Apple Barrel geared up its nursery business as New York allowed selected businesses to re-open in some parts of the state just hours away from pandemic-stricken New York City. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)
May 15, 2020 - 8:55 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Idled contractors girded for long-awaited jobs and shoppers browsed spring flowers -- though masks made stopping to smell the roses a problem -- as New York state began slowly restarting its economy Friday in areas spared the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Smaller cities...
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A quiet Waterloo Bridge in London, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, as the country continues in lockdown to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Some of the coronavirus lockdown measures are being relaxed in England on Wednesday, with those workers who are unable to work from home, such as those in construction and manufacturing, encouraged to return to work. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
May 13, 2020 - 12:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The sound of crisply struck golf balls could be heard in England for the first time in nearly two months as courses reopened Wednesday, part of a modest easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. But delight at the resumption of some recreation was mixed with anxiety among commuters...
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 23, 2020, ballet student Eugene Ochieng, 12, poses for a portrait in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing children to stay home and learn remotely but in the depths of Kenya's slums, 12-year-old ballet student Eugene Ochieng faces huge obstacles to remote learning: no computer, no internet access and very little space to practice. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
May 13, 2020 - 4:19 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing children to stay home and learn remotely. But in the depths of Kenya’s slums, 12-year-old ballet student Eugene Ochieng faces huge obstacles to remote learning: no computer, no internet access and very little space to practice. With his...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 filer, a woman wearing a sanitary mask walks past La Scala Opera house in Milan, Italy. Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday, May 7, 2020 unveiled a virtual journey through the storied theater and its archives with Google Arts & Culture in what turned out to be a strangely ideal moment: with theaters throughout Italy and the western world closed due to coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 07, 2020 - 1:50 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday unveiled a virtual journey through its ornate premises and rich archives via Google Arts & Culture, with serendipitous timing as theaters throughout Italy and the western world remain closed due to the coronavirus. The project has been...
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In this photo taken April 27, 2020, provided by Michael Kopack III, amateur bird watcher Michael Kopack Jr. holds his camera in the background while two nuthatches land nearby in Angier, N Kopack has gotten deeply involved in bird-watching during the coronavirus pandemic and put up a birdhouse for the first time this spring. (Michael Kopack III via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 11:38 am
Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game. Then, Brown noticed the birds. “I thought, ‘Why don’t I take up birding?’ It’s like real-life Pokemon Go...
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In this April 29, 2020 photo, Julie Hitchcock stands in her back doorway in Milwaukee. Hitchcock, 49, said she worries about getting sick or unknowingly infecting someone else, anxiety that's heightened because she was on a ventilator for two weeks last fall after developing pneumonia. As the coronavirus pandemic upends lives across the nation, a new poll conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago for the Data Foundation found that most Americans reported feeling nervous, depressed, lonely or hopeless in the last week. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
April 30, 2020 - 1:01 pm
OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — Americans are feeling isolated and anxious. They fear they or their loved ones will get sick. They worry about their jobs. As the coronavirus pandemic upends lives across the United States, it's taking a widespread toll on people's mental health and stress levels, according to...
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