HONOLULU (AP) — The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as internati... Full Story
Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives
HONOLULU (AP) — The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday.
The Latest: Maine governor: I don't have 'mental issues'
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):
Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals.
Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday.
Indian-Americans clash with cowboy town over proposed center
NORCO, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California city of Norco markets itself as "Horsetown USA," and it's not unusual for cowboy hat-wearing residents to head out for lunch or run errands on horseback in its Old West-styled downtown.
Police: Woman kidnapped by husband found dead, he's wounded
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said Wednesday.
Arizona old-guard Republicans advance in primary
PHOENIX (AP) — In a year of political outsiders, two of the most prominent and longest-serving Arizona Republicans bucked the trend and easily beat back primary challenges.
Homeless students get more attention under new education law
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — School administrators this year are being pushed to get better at recognizing homeless students — those "hidden" in other people's homes or whose families are staying in places like campgrounds, motels and cars — and to keep them in school even if they're missing paperwork or mve around.
FSU player eats lunch with autistic student sitting alone
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For one day, a mother says, she didn't have to worry about her autistic son eating lunch by himself.
US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for damages Americans suffered in Palestinian terror attacks.
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