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    Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 139th day of 2016. There are 227 days left in the year.

  • Traveling video-makers off track with selfies in Yellowstone

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In the latest episode of tourists disturbing wildlife and sensitive geological sites in a national park, a group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water for walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, snapping selfies and dipping a hand into water that can reach the boiling point.

  • Watchdogs file lawsuit over cleanup at federal nuke lab

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A watchdog group is suing the federal government and managers of one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories over missed deadlines for cleaning up hazardous waste left behind by decades of research.

  • Park euthanizes bear believed responsible for Smokies attack

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have euthanized a black bear that they believe bit a sleeping Appalachian Trail hiker last week.

  • Suit challenges ban on hunting deer with dogs in La. forest

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A group of hunters is suing to block a federal ban on using dogs to hunt for deer in Louisiana’s only national forest.

  • This Nov. 2013, photo provided by Principle Power shows a WindFloat Prototype (WF1) operating at rated power (2MW), 3.1 miles offshore of Aguadoura, Portugal. Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Hawaii has set a goal for its utilities to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045. (Joshua Weinstein/Principle Power via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

    HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands.

  • This Nov. 2013, photo provided by Principle Power shows a WindFloat Prototype (WF1) operating at rated power (2MW), 3.1 miles offshore of Aguadoura, Portugal. Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Hawaii has set a goal for its utilities to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045. (Joshua Weinstein/Principle Power via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

    HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands.

  • Louisiana, pro anglers get baby bass into top habitat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 22 professional anglers helped get about 10,000 bass fingerlings into the best habitat on Toledo Bend.