ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A decades-old campaign to wipe dozens of Alaska islands clean of invasive arctic foxes is a step closer to wrapping up with an eradication effort this summer on a large, uninhabited island that's also home to hundreds of feral non-native cattle.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It started out as a lark inspired by the frenzy over Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia: a limited-run beer for the local bars with a playful name and a label showing the pontiff raising a gold-hued goblet of the stuff.
California environmentalists plan to file a new water bond proposal with the secretary of state next week, a measure backers say will provide critical money for programs that were under funded by the $7.8 billion bond passed by voters last year. The exact amount of the new water bond has yet to be determined but will be less than $5 billion, Jerry Meral, director of the California water program at the Natural Heritage Institute, told Reuters this week. "We believe the voters understand the very serious nature of the drought and would be willing to invest in a water bond that produces actual water to help meet their needs," Meral said.
PHOENIX (AP) — A new round of contempt-of-court hearings began Thursday in Phoenix against the sheriff in the nation's sixth-largest city over his defiance of a judge's order to stop carrying out his signature immigration patrols.
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say at least six townhouses are uninhabitable after an explosion and fire that injured a gas worker investigating a reported leak and a person in one home.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The police shooting of a man in a wheelchair was "unjust," his mother said Thursday, but authorities described a different scenario, saying the man was pulling a handgun from his waist when officers shot him to death.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 13-year-old birth control implant came under new scrutiny Thursday as federal health experts discussed a host of problems reported by women implanted with the metallic device, including chronic pain, bleeding and fatigue.