• 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)

    The Latest: Elephants kick off final Ringling performance

    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.

  • 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.

  • New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.

  • State to draft plan to grow endangered bird’s population

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State wildlife officials will draft a plan to help protect an endangered bird species that is part of the grouse family.

  • In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, leaves federal court in New York. A federal appeals court has ruled, Monday, April 25, 2016,  that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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  • In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.