Animal health

In this undated photo provided by Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, a black-spined toad is seen inside a shoe of a passenger from Indonesia, in Cairns, northeast Australia. Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday, May 11, 2017, urged travelers through Asia to avoid bringing in hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe. (Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 3:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday urged travelers through Asia to avoid bringing in hitchhiking amphibians after a passenger arrived at an airport with a dead Indonesian toad in his shoe. The Department of Agriculture of Water Resources warned travelers to...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) sits on the bench with head coach Mike Sullivan behind him during the third period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. The Capitals won 5-2 to force a Game 7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 09, 2017 - 1:52 pm
A week after he was knocked out of playoff game with a concussion, Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby slid headfirst into the boards during another tense game against the Washington Capitals. He did not come out of Game 6 on Monday night. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates onto the ice for warmups before Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 06, 2017 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals after missing the previous game with a concussion. Crosby is in the lineup five days after being concussed on a cross-check to the head by Matt Niskanen in Game 3. Coach Mike...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, skates past assistant coach Rick Tocchet during NHL practice, Friday, May 5, 2017, at the team's practice facility in Cranberry, Pa. It was Crosby's first time back on the ice since he suffered a concussion in Game 3 of Pittsburgh's playoff series against Washington. It's still uncertain whether he will be available for Game 5 on Saturday night in Washington. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 06, 2017 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test, and it will be determined at game time Saturday night if the Penguins captain can play in Game 5 against the Washington Capitals. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby had a few good days. Winger Conor Sheary also passed his baseline test and...
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Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby, center, skates during NHL practice, Friday, May 5, 2017, at the team's practice facility in Cranberry, Pa. It was Crosby's first time back on the ice since he suffered a concussion in Game 3 of Pittsburgh's playoff series against Washington. It's still uncertain whether he will be available for Game 5 on Saturday night in Washington. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 05, 2017 - 2:54 pm
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Sidney Crosby returned to work Friday, practicing with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates barely four days removed from a frightening hit that left the him with a concussion, and his status for the rest of the playoffs uncertain. While the two-time MVP declined to get...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) takes a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby left the game and did not return. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 02, 2017 - 9:27 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The scene brought back jarring memories. Sidney Crosby woozily making his way off the ice after taking a brutal hit from a member of the Washington Capitals. His brain foggy. His immediate future uncertain. The sight of their captain slowly heading to the dressing room on Monday...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) takes a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby left the game and did not return. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 02, 2017 - 5:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The scene brought back jarring memories. Sidney Crosby woozily making his way off the ice after taking a brutal hit from a member of the Washington Capitals. His brain foggy. His immediate future uncertain. The sight of their captain slowly heading to the dressing room on Monday...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, oysterman, Chris Ludford, works sorting oysters on his leased oyster beds on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, Va. As the shellfish makes a comeback, a modern-day oyster war is brewing, between wealthy waterfront property owners and working-class fishermen. Ludford said he faces fierce pushback along a Chesapeake Bay tributary from people. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 01, 2017 - 2:07 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Oystermen, pirates and police clashed violently more than a century ago over who could collect the Chesapeake Bay's tasty and lucrative oysters. As the shellfish makes a comeback, a modern-day oyster war is brewing, this time between wealthy waterfront property owners and...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, oysterman, Chris Ludford, works sorting oysters on his leased oyster beds on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, Va. As the shellfish makes a comeback, a modern-day oyster war is brewing, between wealthy waterfront property owners and working-class fishermen. Ludford said he faces fierce pushback along a Chesapeake Bay tributary from people. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 01, 2017 - 12:30 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Oystermen, pirates and police clashed violently more than a century ago over who could collect the Chesapeake Bay's tasty and lucrative oysters. As the shellfish makes a comeback, a modern-day oyster war is brewing, this time between wealthy waterfront property owners and...
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In this artist rendering provided by Robots in Service of the Environment, a new robot that hunts the dangerous and invasive lionfish made its debut in Bermuda in April. It stuns lionfish with an electric current and then the fish is vacuumed into a container alive and it can later be sold for food. The robot caught 15 lionfish in 48 hours of initial testing. Handout photo courtesy of Robots In Service of the Environment. (Robots in Service of the Environment via AP
April 28, 2017 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien...
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