Wildlife health

February 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there's at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children's television show may help autistic kids. The post on the newsely site,...
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Clemson coach Brad Brownell reacts late in the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Florida State on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State won 81-79 in overtime. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
February 16, 2018 - 6:27 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson point guard Shelton Mitchell is doubtful with a concussion for the 11th-ranked Tigers game with No.12 Duke, further impacting a roster that has already stretched thin due to injuries. The surprising Tigers (20-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), picked 13th in the 15-...
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February 15, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her New York apartment in 2016 has been acquitted by a judge. WCBS reports that Sgt. Hugh Barry was found not guilty on Thursday of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Deborah Danner, who had been...
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FILE - This Jan. 11, 2018 file photo shows judge Dan Polster in his office in Cleveland. Polster has called the opioid addiction epidemic “100 percent man-made” and asserted that other branches of government have “punted” on solving it. Polster has made clear that he wants to use the cases before him as a way to forge a solution to the opioid crisis _ not just a legal resolution. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)
February 14, 2018 - 12:19 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The number of lawsuits continues to grow in a combined federal challenge of drug companies' role in the opioid crisis. Judge Dan Polster is overseeing the consolidated lawsuits in a case in federal court in Cleveland. The complaints allege drug manufacturers and drug distributors...
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FILE - This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden and Cottontail in a scene from "Peter Rabbit." The filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures said Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in a statement the film "should not have made light" of a character being allergic to blackberries "even in a cartoonish" way. (Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP, File)
February 11, 2018 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Peter Rabbit" filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures says Sunday in a joint statement with the filmmakers that "food allergies and are a serious issue" and...
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February 10, 2018 - 6:41 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU did its part to pull Texas into a tie for sixth place in the rugged Big 12. Upsets by Oklahoma State and Baylor made it a four-team scramble of NCAA Tournament hopefuls with six regular-season games remaining. "There's nothing like this league," TCU coach Jamie Dixon...
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February 04, 2018 - 2:30 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A report says 35 manatees across Florida have died as a result of cold stress syndrome in January. The Bradenton Herald report s the deaths between Jan. 1 and Jan. 26 were tallied in a preliminary report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) warms up during a practice Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Patriots are scheduled to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 01, 2018 - 7:23 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise also practiced after being cleared...
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February 01, 2018 - 6:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Four elephants have died from cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe as poachers take advantage of a dry spell to contaminate remaining water sources. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo says rangers discovered the carcasses in Hwange National...
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January 30, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements have begun in the trial of a New York police sergeant charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed woman. Sgt. Hugh Barry has pleaded not guilty in last year's death of Deborah Danner, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia...
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