Environment and nature

September 25, 2017 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department's regulatory culture to be more business friendly. Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, said he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. The U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal is set to be sentenced begining in Boston’s federal court on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)
September 25, 2017 - 5:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as The Codfather who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal was sentenced on Monday to nearly four years in prison. Carlos Rafael, who owns one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations, falsely claimed his...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, prepares to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the National Institutes of Health and plans to track the health of at least 1 million volunteers by 2019. By doing so, researchers hope to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventative care to people's genes, environments, and lifestyle. The University of Pittsburgh is running a pilot program with some of the first enrollees in the study. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
September 25, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease. Why does one...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, J.D. McManus, who has lived at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, Wash., since 2001, sits next to a cooler of drinking water in a recreation yard and talks about how his shirts turn brown after being laundered at the facility. McManus also said he has suffered ill effects such developing hives after taking a shower. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 25, 2017 - 3:27 pm
MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often-cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade. About 200 residents of the Special...
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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) enters the federal court for his sentencing hearing in a sexting scandal, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in New York. Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 25, 2017 - 2:03 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. --------------- ONLY ON AP --------------- BROKEN FAITH-UNEMPLOYMENT — North Carolina-based Word of Faith Fellowship church's divine plan to beat the recession and keep tithes flowing in involved filing...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a Rohingya woman carries a child after crossing a stream on a small boat near Cox's Bazar's Dakhinpara area, Bangladesh. She was making the trip from Shah Porir Dwip, an island by the Bay of Bengal at Bangladesh’s southern tip where Rohingya Muslims embark after making the journey by boat to escape the violence that has engulfed their lives in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Once they arrive on the island, they travel the nearly 60 kilometer journey to the nearest refugee camp area. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 25, 2017 - 10:12 am
SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar. These boats and this place can mean both hope...
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September 25, 2017 - 10:11 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EDT. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- Among today's coverage...
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In this May 10, 2017 photo, one-year-old tiger cubs are shown roughhousing with one another in a shallow stream in Ranthambore National Park in northern India. Their play appears violent but note that their claws are not extended. Wildlife sightings are opportunistic and require a certain degree of luck—especially for tigers in India. (Dean Fosdick via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 9:45 am
Going on safari to India to photograph tigers in the wild is an unrivaled experience. These are the world's largest cats. They are stealthy, solitary, spectacular and scarce. But sighting one in its natural habitat is never a sure thing. "All wildlife viewing is opportunistic and needs a certain...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, prepares to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the National Institutes of Health and plans to track the health of at least 1 million volunteers by 2019. By doing so, researchers hope to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventative care to people's genes, environments, and lifestyle. The University of Pittsburgh is running a pilot program with some of the first enrollees in the study. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
September 25, 2017 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact. Today, health care is based on averages, what worked best in short studies of a few hundred or thousand patients. The...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo, Bangladeshis crowd an tuk-tuk on a street with a billboard in appreciation of Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina for sheltering Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Vast areas in this coastal district are now entirely taken over by a sea of makeshift bamboo and plastic tents, homes for the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled here with stories of terrible persecution in Myanmar. The new arrivals spill out of the existing refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims that have existed in this border district since the 1990s. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 25, 2017 - 7:51 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — On the miles-long beach that makes this Bangladesh's top tourist destination, thousands of people picnic and splash in the water. There are balloons and cotton candy for the kids, fried snacks and tender coconuts for the rest. Families sit under umbrellas. Young...
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