• The Latest: Feds: More wolves surviving in the Southwest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local):

  • AP Exclusive: If California dam failed, people likely stuck

    Communities just downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation’s tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago.

  • Feds propose wolf releases in southwestern New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife managers want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling population threatened by inbreeding.

  • Effort tabled to revamp New Mexico’s game and fish agency

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate committee has tabled a proposal to significantly shift the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

  • Albert released by Dolphins; Tunsil to move to tackle

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have put on hold their planned release of left tackle Branden Albert when another team expressed interest in a trade shortly before the roster move was completed.

  • Iowa plans 2nd deer harvest to check for deadly disease

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are planning a second special deer harvest in northeast Iowa to test the animals for chronic wasting disease.

  • The Latest: New forecasts factored into end of evacuation

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):

  • The Latest: Groups warned of California dam spillway in 2005

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local):

  • Evacuation orders for nearly 200K amid flood worries

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Helicopters dropped giant rock-filled sandbags into place Monday to shore up a California reservoir that had threatened to breach its banks and unleash a 30-foot wall of water, but officials said an evacuation order covering nearly 200,000 people would stay in place until they are sure it’s safe to return home.