Animal health

This undated photo provided by Rutgers University shows three Longhorned ticks: from left, a fully engorged female, a partial engorged female, and an engorged nymph. A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the continent. (Jim Occi/Rutgers University via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 10:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle...
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In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. Rocky Flats was once the site of a plant that made plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. Part of the site was designated a refuge after a $7 billion cleanup. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the refuge manager harshly criticized a local Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of the site and expressed doubt about whether the U.S. government's assurances about the site could be trusted. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
June 08, 2018 - 5:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant that was converted into a wildlife refuge and expressed doubt about whether the government's assurances about the site could be trusted. The dispute is part of a...
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This August 17, 2017 file photo shows Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk speaking at an event marking a conservation agreement for a former mining site just north of the park in Jardine, Mont. Wenk on Friday, June 1, 2018, announced he plans to retire next March. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:21 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and...
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Graphic lists post positions for horses in the Belmont Stakes; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
June 06, 2018 - 9:07 am
Mike Smith knows the feeling. A headache. Maybe some dizziness. As a younger jockey he got concussions, felt better and went back to riding. "I've had several," Smith said. "It's just like you hit your head playing any sport." Smith is currently in the international spotlight as he goes for the...
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In this May 21, 2017 photo, a cow stands in a paddock on a farm near Invercargill, New Zealand. New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan Monday, May 28, 2018. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 28, 2018 - 4:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, told The Associated...
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This photo shows Victoria, a pregnant southern white rhino, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif. The rhino, which has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the park, is giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
May 17, 2018 - 8:34 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday. Scientists will be watching closely to see if...
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May 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine biogeochemist Justin Ries attributed the collapse of the southern New England lobster fishery to shell disease. He attributed it to overfishing and population shifts caused...
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FILE--In this April 28, 2018, file photo, made from video provided by Pepperdine University, shows one of a pair of pelicans crashing a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. The wildlife organization, International Bird Rescue, said Thursday, May 10, 2018, that there's been a surge in the number of sick and dying brown pelicans along the Southern California coast in the past week. (Grant Dillion/Pepperdine University via AP, file)
May 10, 2018 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of sick and dying brown pelicans has surged for unknown reasons along the Southern California coast in the past week, a wildlife organization said Thursday. More than 25 pelicans have been brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center in the San Pedro district of Los...
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This image released by HBO shows John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Oliver said Sunday that he'd achieved all he'd wanted for the show by having an Australian animal hospital's special ward to treat a chlamydia outbreak among koalas named for him. He said, "goodbye, forever, everyone," as stagehands broke up his set around him. That inspired a wave of social media posts among fans wondering if he was serious. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP)
May 07, 2018 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Relax, John Oliver fans. He's not really quitting. It was all a joke. The host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" said Sunday that he'd achieved all he'd wanted for the show by having an Australian animal hospital's special ward to treat a chlamydia outbreak among koalas named for him. "...
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