• Calvin Darling, 14, of Moorhead, Minn., takes a turn at the shooting line Aug. 14, 2015 during Woodie Camp in Fergus Falls, Minn.  Campers learn about everything from decoy painting to shooting skills.  (Anne Wessel/St. Cloud Times via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Camp aims to develop well-rounded waterfowl hunters

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — You want a couple practice quacks?

  • Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ locker room has been so crowded during the exhibition season that undrafted rookie Matt Darr was forced to share a stall with another player.

  • Backup center JD Walton among those released by Dolphins

    MIAMI (AP) — Backup center J.D. Walton has been released by the Miami Dolphins, an indication center Mike Pouncey’s left knee injury isn’t serious.

  • Endangered pallid sturgeon stocked in Missouri River

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Wildlife officials are continuing their efforts to restore the endangered pallid sturgeon to the Missouri River.

  • UPDATES CAPTION TO REFLECT JUDGE’S RULING THURSDAY - This June 11, 2015, photo shows a dry water ditch next to a corn field in Cordova, Md. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, blocked a new Obama administration, which would have given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note, but has the storm passed?

  • In this June 23, 2015, file photo a lawn is irrigated in Sacramento, Calif. A report is due out Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 on monthly state water conservation figures. Many California cities are conserving well, and officials are turning their attention to the few cities/agencies that aren’t doing so well. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    California cut water use by 31 percent in July amid drought

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.

  • Game panel delays decision on Mexican wolf permit appeal

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Game Commission has delayed a decision on an appeal filed by federal officials who are seeking to release endangered Mexican gray wolves as part of recovery efforts in the Southwest.

  • A Penguin runs out of the ocean after swimming with other penguins at Boulders beach a popular tourist destination in Simon's Town, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.  The penguins on South Africa's west coast are a big tourist attraction, but their numbers have declined and scientists are still debating whether fishing has helped push the species to the brink of extinction. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Scientists squabble while Africa’s only penguins perish

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent’s only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction.