- Most crops in Delaware, Maryland survive nor'easter Updated: Oct-07-15 1:34 pm
LAUREL, Delaware - Farmers on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in Delaware say most crops survived last week's heavy rainfall.
- Rail bikes are popular in Adirondacks but may be short-lived Updated: Oct-07-15 1:33 pm
SARANAC LAKE, New York - Long-unused and deteriorating railroad tracks in the Adirondacks have been put to use by a new tourist attraction imported from South Korea - pedal-powered rail-riding vehicles called rail bikes.
- Officials plan to downgrade protection of deer species Updated: Oct-07-15 1:23 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal officials plan to downgrade the Columbian white-tailed deer's status from endangered to threatened, maintaining the species' protection but under more flexible regulations.
- Endangered Species Act list won't add American eels Updated: Oct-07-15 1:20 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species.
- Ideas crop up for soon-to-be-vacant Creighton Medical Center Updated: Oct-07-15 1:15 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Ideas about what to do with soon-to-be-vacant Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha are emerging as a real estate marketer is looking to sell the property.
- Supreme Court hears arguments on contaminated soil farm Updated: Oct-07-15 12:38 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether Fall River County properly approved a site near Edgemont to clean oil-contaminated soil.
- Toledo says it needs more money to keep drinking water safe Updated: Oct-07-15 12:36 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - The rising cost of keeping Toledo's drinking water free from toxins in Lake Erie and other contaminants in the water might force the city to increase water rates again.
- JetBlue plants a seed with farm-to-tray-table concept Updated: Oct-07-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways is trying to bring a little bit of country to the city - opening its own "farm" at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- Ohio jury to decide suit over chemical DuPont put in water Updated: Oct-07-15 12:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jury deliberations were underway Wednesday in a civil trial over an Ohio woman's claims that she got kidney cancer after drinking water contaminated by a chemical from a DuPont plant.
- South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing Updated: Oct-07-15 12:00 pm
GEORGETOWN, South Carolina - Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and dive teams searched for two people who disappeared in waters after they drove around a barricade.
- The Latest: Samaritan's Purse sends truckloads of supplies Updated: Oct-07-15 11:56 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):
- Study: Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone Updated: Oct-07-15 11:54 am
MOSCOW - Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.
- 6,000 gallons raw sewage leak into Deep Creek Lake Updated: Oct-07-15 11:51 am
MCHENRY, Maryland - Garrett County officials say a faulty valve caused 6,000 gallons of raw sewage to leak from a condominium complex into Deep Creek Lake in the unincorporated community of McHenry.
- 2014 was banner year for pheasant hunting in North Dakota Updated: Oct-07-15 11:11 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Pheasant hunters in North Dakota enjoyed a banner year in 2014, and one expert says this year's bird harvest could be even better.
- Game wardens ask for help in antelope poaching near Gillette Updated: Oct-07-15 10:39 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Game wardens are asking for the public's help finding those responsible for the poaching of two pronghorn bucks north fo Gillette.
- Zimbabwe official: 5 arrested for poisoning 11 elephants Updated: Oct-07-15 10:26 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A Zimbabwean wildlife official says five people are in police custody and being questioned over the killing of 11 elephants poisoned by cyanide at Hwange National Park in the west of the country.
- Group looking at 200 'deadbeat dams' to remove in Vermont Updated: Oct-07-15 10:02 am
POULTNEY, Vermont - A nonprofit organization is eyeing about 200 "'deadbeat dams" with the goal of pushing for their removal.
- Wyoming woman dies of rabies after she was bitten by a bat Updated: Oct-07-15 9:10 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - Officials say a Fremont County woman has died after contracting what is believed to be Wyoming's first confirmed human rabies case.
- Grambling State building closes for asbestos removal Updated: Oct-07-15 8:08 am
GRAMBLING, Louisiana - Woodson Hall at Grambling State University will close for at least two weeks while repairs are made, including asbestos removal.
- Algal blooms force cancellation of Ohio River swim Updated: Oct-07-15 6:43 am
CINCINNATI - The continued presence of harmful algal blooms has forced cancellation of this year's Great Ohio River Swim from the Ohio side to the Kentucky side and back.
- BLM plans prescribed burn in Canon City area Updated: Oct-07-15 6:15 am
CANON CITY, Colorado - The federal Bureau of Land Management plans a prescribed burn to control wildfire danger about 15 miles northwest of Canon City.
- Yellowstone sets record with 3.8 million visits this year Updated: Oct-07-15 5:01 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Yellowstone National Park has set a record this year with more than 3.8 million visits at the end of September, and is on track to top 4 million visits by the year's end.
- Cook County to demolish 7 buildings on Oak Forest campus Updated: Oct-07-15 4:36 am
OAK FOREST, Illinois - Cook County plans to demolish seven buildings this year on the campus of Oak Forest Health Center in south suburban Chicago.
- US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am
WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
- Group buys 339 acres near Bloomington for nature preserve Updated: Oct-07-15 3:50 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A land preservation group has bought 339 acres of wooded wetlands near Bloomington and plans to convert it into a nature preserve.