• Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball as Chicago Bears outside linebacker Jared Allen (69) reaches for a tackle attempt while being blocked by Seahawks' tight end Cooper Helfet, left, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Panthers DE Allen arrives at practice, LB Kuechly still out

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers find themselves in an unusual state of flux for a team off to a perfect 3-0 start.

  • In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf looks to avoid being captured for its annual vaccinations and medical checkup at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. The The New Mexico Game Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, has denied an appeal by federal officials who sought to release endangered Mexican gray wolves in the state as part of recovery efforts in the Southwest. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

    State wildlife panel to decide on Mexican wolf permit appeal

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A showdown over the Mexican gray wolf left the federal government vowing Tuesday to move ahead with plans to recover the endangered species despite the refusal of state wildlife officials to issue permits allowing for the release of wolves in New Mexico.

  • Feds to release final bull trout recovery plan for 5 states

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say they’ll release their final plan Wednesday to recover struggling bull trout in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections.

  • Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Brazil on Sunday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for an envisioned global pact against climate change.