• Gifford Point hunting applications being accepted

    BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Deer hunters who want to hunt at Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area near Bellevue this year may apply for access permits until July 31.

  • $5K reward for info on owl’s shooting death near Santa Fe

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a burrowing owl near Santa Fe.

  • APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.

  • Public comment sought on plans for Michigan shooting range

    UNION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officials are seeking public comment on a plan for a new shooting range in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.

  • In this 2014 photo made available by the First Colony Foundation, archeologists excavate an area in rural Bertie County, N.C. Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos. Now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property. (First Colony Foundation via AP)

    Site with clues to fate of fabled Lost Colony may be saved

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos — and now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property.

  • In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 photo shows a view of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal and the the rooftop lounge of the new 365 Bond Street apartments, right, a new development from Lightstone, in New York. The canal is a Superfund site polluted with decades' worth of industrial waste and sewage, but the developer says the pending more than half a billion dollars cleanup of the toxic waterway hasn't deterred tenants from flocking to the building, where the rent for a one-bedroom apartment starts in the low $3,000s. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    What pollution? Brooklyn area thrives along Superfund canal

    NEW YORK (AP) — It could be a postcard for Brooklyn’s hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck.

  • Feds extend comment period on Nevada race through monument

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management — accused of illegally rigging the process to approve the biggest off-road race in the nation — has extended the public comment period on plans to run part of the race through a national monument in Nevada over the objections of conservationists.

  • Correction: San Francisco-Foam Ban story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 9 about a comprehensive ban on foam products in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature and timing of bans in other cities. Los Angeles has a ban on foam food containers only in government buildings. And Portland, Oregon, approved a ban on such products in restaurants in1989, not following a similar prohibition in San Francisco in 2006.

  • FILE- In this April 9, 2002, file photo, a handler prepares to release a lesser prairie chicken near Laverne, Okla. The U.S. government announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that it is removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. (Chad Love /The Oklahoman via AP)

    Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.

  • The Latest: VW declines to comment on new diesel lawsuits

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over vehicles equipped with software that cheated on emissions tests (all times local):