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After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visi...

Elephant kills South African man in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A 71-year old South African tourist was trampled to death by an elephant “in full view” of his son at Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, the country’s parks agency said Thurs...

Coroner: Gabby Petito strangled 3-4 weeks before body found

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cross-country traveler Gabby Petito was strangled, a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday. Petito, 22, died three to four weeks before her body was found Sept. 19 ...

4 people hurt by tree in wildfire released from hospital

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four people injured when a tree fell on them as they were working inside a Northern California wildfire have been released from the hospital, officials said Friday. ...

California fires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Northern California wildfires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias as they swept through groves of the majestic monarchs in the Sierra Nevada, an official said Wednesday. ...

Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will restore two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-running public lands dispute, and a separate marine conservation area...

Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will restore two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-running public lands dispute, and a separate marine conservation area...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Chicago Tribune. September 29, 2021. Editorial: Bears vs. Lightfoot. Mayor, it’s time for a goal-line stand for taxpayers. The NFL faithful know Don Wachter. He’s ...

South Dakota reapplies for Mount Rushmore fireworks permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is again applying to hold a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day. The Department of Tourism submitte...

Searchers: Petito news leads to man's body in unrelated case

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Widespread news coverage of a woman found dead in western Wyoming helped searchers in an unrelated case find a man's body not far away, officials said. A team wi...

Australia's Daintree Rainforest returned to original owners

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — The World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest is among four national parks to be handed back to traditional owners in a deal signed with an Australian state government on ...

Fires threatening California's sequoias continue to grow

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a sus...

Coroner IDs remains, says Gabby Petito was homicide victim

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-...

FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday swarmed the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered ove...

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identifie...