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Moose populations down as winter ticks cull herd

This undated photo provided by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department shows a moose with hair loss on its back. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are all issuing fewer moose hunting permits this year, and officials in all three states say they had to reduce permits because of the impact of ticks.  (AP Photo/Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that’s cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to offer hunters fewer permits or halt hunting altogether.

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North Korean weightlifter sets world record

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men’s 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games.

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Woman, daughter charged with graphic vandalism

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her teenage daughter have been charged with vandalism at a Michigan high school football field that included a depiction of male genitalia.

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Alonso fastest in final Singapore GP practice

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, walks with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France, right, after the second practice session for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday’s final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo second fastest ahead of what looms as a very close qualifying.

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Pliskova beats Kirilenko to reach final in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia’s Maria Kirilenko 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and reach the final of the Korea Open.

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