Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supre...

Groups to sue US agency over loss of caribou herd

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 4...

Rare tiger killed in UK safari park; 2nd to die in past week

LONDON (AP) — An English safari park says a rare Amur tiger has been killed in a fight with two other tigers. Longleat Safari Park said Wednesday that female tiger Shouri died in a f...

Key events in the career of US Rep. John Dingell

DETROIT (AP) — Some key dates in the life and career of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday at age 92. The Michigan Democrat was the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history. ...

John Dingell represented Michigan from Ike to Obama

DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greet...

Former Rep. Dingell, US's longest-serving lawmaker, dies

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, ha...

Rare tiger gets acquainted with new home at London Zoo

LONDON (AP) — A rare Sumatran tiger is getting acquainted with his new home after arriving at the London Zoo this week. Asim, from Ree Park Safari in Denmark, was moved to the zoo Tu...

Hong Kong seizes $8 million in ivory, pangolin scales

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted an illegal shipment of pangolin scales and ivory tusks worth more than $8 million. Acting on a tip from mainland Chinese ...

Conservatives head to Texas to try to build their own wall

HOUSTON (AP) — What started as an online fundraiser to provide President Donald Trump with donations for his southern border wall has morphed into a foundation whose members vow to build a wall themse...

Film on Breslin and Hamill shows perils of local journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's new film on newspaper columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill romanticizes an era in New York and journalism that feels like a long, long time ago. The fact th...

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the wa...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, includi...

Toad hitches ride from South Africa to Baltimore in sneaker

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University scientist hit the gym soon after returning from a trip to South Africa and discovered an unexpected workout partner: an endangered-species toad that stowed ...

Rare leopard cat dies after being struck by car in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first death of a rare leopard cat (石虎) in 2019 was reported early this morning after it was struck by a car in western Taiwan. At 2 a.m. this morning, photos of a deceas...

Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent say ...