• Researchers test self-destructing moth pest in cabbage patch

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce.

  • South Africa’s ‘lion whisperer’ gets up close with big cats

    DINOKENG GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The male lion brushes through the tall grass and strides into a clearing in a South African wildlife sanctuary. A man beckons the big cat with purring sounds. The lion, Bayetsi, responds with a gentle growl and caresses Kevin Richardson, popularly known as the “lion whisperer,” with its mane.

  • Stretch of Cimarron River reopens for fishing

    EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — State wildlife managers say a stretch of the Cimarron River in northern New Mexico is open to fishing again following restoration work.

  • Shark leaps into boat and lands on Australian fisherman

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him off his feet.

  • Trump’s budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

  • Renovation on New Mexico church finds new visitors _ bees

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pastors renovating and working to reopen a historic New Mexico church found out they already had visitors — bees.

  • New quarterback Glennon says 2017 is his year with Bears

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Mike Glennon was as shocked as anyone when the Chicago Bears drafted Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.