• In this March 19, 2015, file photo, elephants walk during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in Washington. Ringling Bros. is scheduled to hold its final elephant show during a performance Sunday night, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):

  • Federal, state officials look to protect Pecos River fish

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal and state officials are partnering on a proposal for a $6 million pipeline that would help sustain an endangered species of fish during New Mexico’s extremely dry times.

  • An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final elephant performance during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. The circus closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago. The animals will live at the Ringling Bros. 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.

  • Bears agree to 1-year deal with former Texans QB Hoyer

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, giving them a veteran backup to Jay Cutler.

  • This April 2016 photo provided by Endangered Wolf Center shows Regina Mossotti, director of Animal Care and Conservation at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Mo., administering a checkup on a pup named Vida. Federal wildlife officials say they have, for the first time, successfully integrated wolf pups raised in captivity with a wild litter in New Mexico. (Endangered Wolf Center via AP)

    Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say they have, for the first time, successfully integrated wolf pups raised in captivity with a wild litter in New Mexico.

  • A worker carries spray bottles of gel fuel to help the burning, as he walks past pyres of ivory that were set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya Saturday, April 30, 2016. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya to burn huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

  • Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from ’17 race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year’s Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.

  • This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele in a scene from "Keanu." (Steve Dietl/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

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    If you dropped a cute kitten into Michael Mann’s “Heat,” would Robert De Niro have gone all soft and goo-goo eyed? Might Wesley Snipes’ drug empire in “New Jack City” been brought to its knees by a cuddly face with whiskers? Could Al Pacino’s rage in “Scarface” have been melted away by a feline “little friend”?

  • In this April 12, 2016, photo, art restorer Damon LaGarry points out where his recent restoration of a painting at the Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, N.M. C.W. "Buddy" Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn't know he had. And before LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter's Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza. (Jett Loe/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mesilla eatery gives old art new lease on life

    MESILLA, N.M. (AP) — C.W. “Buddy” Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn’t know he had. And before Damon LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter’s Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza.