• Correction: Loose Emu story

    BOW, N.H. (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about the return of an emu that had been on the loose in New Hampshire, The Associated Press reported erroneously the job of a man who took the bird back to Vermont. Kermit Blackwood is the curator at Taft Hill Farm, not the owner of the emu.

  • In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, actress Nikki Reed poses at the 4th Annual Beyond Hunger: "A Place at the Table" gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reed stars in the Fox series "Sleepy Hollow," premiering its third season on Oct. 1. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Reed gives her Betsy Ross character a ‘Sleepy Hollow’ twist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Reed’s new TV series, “Sleepy Hollow,” tapes in Atlanta. So does “The Vampire Diaries,” which stars her husband, Ian Somerhalder. How convenient is that?

  • Correction: Georgia-Aquarium-Belugas story

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about the Georgia Aquarium losing a legal fight over beluga whales, The Associated Press, relying on court filings and a judge’s ruling, reported erroneously that some of the whales the aquarium was trying to import from Russia would be loaned to SeaWorld facilities in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego. SeaWorld says it was originally part of the application but had since told the Georgia Aquarium that it no longer wanted to take any of the whales.

  • Patriots acquire LB Jonathan Bostic from Bears

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The New England Patriots have acquired linebacker Jonathan Bostic from the Chicago Bears for an undisclosed draft pick.

  • In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf looks to avoid being captured for its annual vaccinations and medical checkup at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. The The New Mexico Game Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, has denied an appeal by federal officials who sought to release endangered Mexican gray wolves in the state as part of recovery efforts in the Southwest. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

    State wildlife panel to decide on Mexican wolf permit appeal

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A showdown over the Mexican gray wolf left the federal government vowing Tuesday to move ahead with plans to recover the endangered species despite the refusal of state wildlife officials to issue permits allowing for the release of wolves in New Mexico.

  • Puppeteers transport Aurora, the double decker bus sized polar bear, from in front of Shell HQ in London as Greenpeace activists celebrate Royal Dutch Shell's decision to stop Arctic oil drilling. Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. Now Shell has announced its Arctic exit, the bear will be transported to Paris where the nations of the world will soon gather to negotiate a deal on climate change. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Shell. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Alaska fears fallout of Shell’s Arctic drilling decision

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region.

  • Feds to release final bull trout recovery plan for 5 states

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say they’ll release their final plan Wednesday to recover struggling bull trout in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections.

  • File - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.  Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement that came on Monday, Sept. 28, was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project and welcomed the news. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

    Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters, darkening the nation’s long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project.

  • Fishermen worry as black sea bass stake New England claim

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As waters warm off the coast of New England, black sea bass are moving north and, fishermen say, threatening the region’s most valuable aquatic species: the lobster.

  • Albuquerque reforms shelter policy for dogs deemed dangerous

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque is changing policies surrounding its animal shelters following a report that found dangerous dogs were being adopted.