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2 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.

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3 hrs ago | Glasgow Courier

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WKBT

2 children hurt in Wisconsin boating accident

The Vilas County sheriff's office says the accident was reported around 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Little Star Lake in the Town of Manitowish Waters.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program

Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.

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The Town Talk

Modern problem: Wild critters give many the creeps

We are, quite possibly, a nation increasingly afraid of the park a?? or, more precisely, the creatures that live there.

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KIDK CBS 3

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores, California, this week.

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Bradenton.com

Ohio man killed in personal watercraft crash

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 25-year-old Zachary Thomas Collins of New Lexington, Ohio, died in the Wednesday evening crash.

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Ealing Times

William displays 'buff credentials'

The Duke of Cambridge makes safety checks with BSAC chairman Eugene Farrell before scuba diving with British Sub-Aqua Club members at a swimming pool in London The Duke of Cambridge showed off his "buff credentials" when he donned a wetsuit and went scuba diving to mark becoming president of the activity's governing body.

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Daily Reporter

Researchers try to save huge US salamander

With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Threatened chicken delays Texas spaceflight plan

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports the city is awaiting clearance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a Federal Aviation Administration spaceport license.

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The Gazette

Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

Critical habitat designated for loggerhead turtles

The habitat designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service includes coastal areas and nesting beaches from North Carolina through Mississippi.

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CBS Local

Flooding Forces Evacuation Of 100 Boy Scouts

The scouts left the Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch on school buses and sheriff's vehicles before dawn Tuesday after rain caused a creek on the property near Walsenburg to rise.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Rejected! Yao Ming says no to wildlife trafficking

The former NBA star, a Chinese basketball icon, is working with top American and Chinese officials to stamp out global trade in endangered species and their parts.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WHAS11

Raiders burn wildlife camp on Kenya's coast

An official says gunmen attacked a wildlife conservancy camp on the Kenyan coast and torched houses and vehicles there, days after another attack in the same area.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

NYPD arrests mother of baby left in subway station

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

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National Public Radio

Interior Secretary Pledges $43M For Conservation

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide, kicking off a weeklong campaign around the nation to support the fund's permanent renewal as Congress resumes.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Ex-roommate: Tsarnaev seemed normal after bombings

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not seem nervous or agitated in the days after the deadly attack, his former college roommate testified Tuesday during the trial of a Tsarnaev friend accused of... About 50 conservative Episcopal churches in South Carolina are in court this week, trying to keep their name, seal and $500 million ... (more)

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KIDK CBS 3

'Bachelorette' deals with death of Eric Hill

Historically the hometown dates on "The Bachelorette" can be fraught with a touch of anxiety, but on Monday night's episode there was an abundance of grief.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Elephant cries after rescue from 50 years of abuse

Likely captured as a baby, Raju had been abused for years, shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from tourists.

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