Coronavirus complicates wildfire evacuations on West Coast

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as destructive wildfires roar across the West Coast, and many of them could end up in shelters, raising potential he...

2 California deputies shot in apparent ambush in patrol car

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in an apparent ambush prompted a manhunt for the shooter, reaction from the president and protests outside the hospital...

What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The path of devastation spans thousands of miles where flames have consumed people, homes and cars while leaving a barren, gray landscape. But the massive wildfir...

Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A change in the weather — with winds easing and humidity rising — have helped firefighters battling massive blazes in Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state ...

Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit 'American Utopia'

NEW YORK (AP) — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of David Byrne’s concert musical and the opening-night film of the Toronto I...

Ivory Coast relocates elephants to save dwindling population

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — An elephant named Hamed by residents in a southern region of Ivory Coast has been captured and relocated to the zoo in Abidjan as he awaits transfer to a park where authori...

COVID-19 Prompts Tang Prize Laureates to Examine New Challenges Facing Sustainable Development

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - To explore issues complicated by the coronavirus, including sustainable development, climate change and environmental protection, the Tang Prize F...

China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

HONG KONG (AP) — China has become a battleground for plant-based meat companies looking to tap into the world’s largest market for meat-consumption. American plant-based meat compan...

Georgia deputy shot is expected to return to work next week

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia deputy who was wounded in a shooting that touched off a massive manhunt is recovering and expected to return to work next week, state law officers Thursday. ...

Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park known for its population of jaguars, as firefighters, environmentalists and ranchers in the world’s largest tropical wetlands regi...

Fires without precedent rage in usually cool, wet Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Numerous wildfires burned in Oregon's forested valleys and along the coast, destroying hundreds of homes and causing mass evacuations. Farther north, flames devoured buildings...

Joe Exotic formally requests pardon, maintains innocence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws has formally requested a pardon. ...

McConnell proposes bill to combat doping in horse racing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican and a handful of senior lawmakers in both parties are making a late-session push for legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industr...

New Netflix series features an 11-year-old 'koala whisperer'

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a lot of young people, 11-year-old Izzy Bee has a special bond with animals. Unlike a lot of young people, she shares it with one of the planet's most cuddly — koalas. ...

Zimbabwe group tries to stop Chinese coal mine in game park

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in Hwange National Park, which hosts one of Africa’s largest ...