Animal poaching and smuggling

In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, photo released by Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation , a recently rescued baby orangutan plays with a keeper at Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo within two days is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes. (Bjorn Vaughn, BPI/BOS Foundation via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 6:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group said Monday. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as The Codfather who was convicted of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal must forfeit four boats and 34 fishing permits. A federal judge's order came Wednesday in Carlos Rafael's case. Rafael pleaded guilty to charges including...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, a sable antelope appears during a media tour in the new breeding facility created by the Audubon Nature Institute and the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy in New Orleans. Officials see the new Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife as both a place to breed animals, some of them endangered, and build a sustainable population for zoos, and as a possible inspiration for other zoos to start similar projects. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)
September 28, 2017 - 2:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few tiny herds of African antelope have a new home on ranges in New Orleans, and zookeepers hope they will take advantage of the extra space away from curious crowds of humans to relax and reproduce. The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife breeding center has developed 88 acres (...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, a sable antelope appears during a media tour in the new breeding facility created by the Audubon Nature Institute and the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy in New Orleans. Officials see the new Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife as both a place to breed animals, some of them endangered, and build a sustainable population for zoos, and as a possible inspiration for other zoos to start similar projects. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)
September 28, 2017 - 2:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few tiny herds of African antelope have a new home on ranges in New Orleans, and zookeepers hope they will take advantage of the extra space away from curious crowds of humans to relax and reproduce. The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife breeding center has developed 88 acres (...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Tom Cruise, left, and Sarah Wright Olsen in a scene from, "American Made." (David James/Universal Pictures via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 9:54 am
There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. He never exactly loosens up or slows down — the most unfathomable thing of all in Cruise's world. But most of Cruise's best and most...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo a game ranger stands next to a rotting elephant carcass poisoned by poachers with cyanide in Hwange National Park in Zimbabawe. Poachers in Zimbabwe have used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
September 27, 2017 - 7:37 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide. Poisoning...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Doug Liman attends The National Board of Review Gala, honoring the 2015 award winners in New York. Liman's latest film is "American Made," starring Tom Cruise. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2017 - 2:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Doug Liman loves spy stories and antiheroes, but he didn't anticipate having such a personal connection to the little-known story of TWA Pilot turned Medellin Cartel friend, drug smuggler and Drug Enforcement Agency informant Barry Seal, who became a central figure in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. The U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal is set to be sentenced begining in Boston’s federal court on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)
September 25, 2017 - 5:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as The Codfather who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal was sentenced on Monday to nearly four years in prison. Carlos Rafael, who owns one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations, falsely claimed his...
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September 20, 2017 - 2:16 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 60, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled about 300 tusks valued at $1.5...
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September 20, 2017 - 2:16 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 60, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled about 300 tusks valued at $1.5...
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