- Treasure Coast salvors search for gold, jewels, artifacts Updated: Aug-01-15 1:46 am
VERO BEACH, Florida - Every day of summer, the boats show up somewhere along the ocean off the Treasure Coast.
- Young divers, wounded vets join to restore coral in the Keys Updated: Aug-01-15 1:14 am
BIG PINE KEY, Florida - With military precision, divers Bobby Dove and Billy Costello zip-tied a staghorn coral fragment to a 3-inch nail driven into Heroes Reef a couple of weeks ago in 25 feet of water south of Big Pine Key.
- 'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended Updated: Jul-31-15 10:46 pm
OPA-LOCKA, Florida - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought Updated: Jul-31-15 10:43 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Mille Lacs Band says it will suspend walleye net fishing Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota Indian tribe said Friday it would halt netting of walleye on Lake Mille Lacs for a year amid an effort to reduce the strain on one of the state's premier fisheries, an announcement made as Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to the resort area to discuss rescue plans.
- Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Utah ski resort Updated: Jul-31-15 7:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.
- 164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Updated: Jul-31-15 4:40 pm
OTTAWA, Illinois - Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.
- Environmental group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida Updated: Jul-31-15 2:19 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - An environmental advocacy group on Friday sued Florida's wildlife protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall.
- Rhode Island officials to crack down on impaired boating Updated: Jul-31-15 1:45 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island law enforcement agencies say they are cracking down on impaired boating.
- US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project Updated: Jul-31-15 11:56 am
LONDON - A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- Highway Patrols in 5 states ramp up for Sturgis rally Updated: Jul-31-15 9:43 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Highway patrol troopers in the four states bordering western South Dakota are paying extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is expecting a huge influx of people for its 75th anniversary bash next week.
- Balsams gets permission to withdraw water for snowmaking Updated: Jul-31-15 8:19 am
DIXVILLE, New Hampshire - Developers planning to restore a historic resort in the economically distressed North Country have received permission from the state to withdraw water from the Androscoggin River for snowmaking activities.
- Motor City fast becoming Detroit Bike City Updated: Jul-31-15 4:15 am
DETROIT - They seem to be everywhere you look around the city: people on bikes.
- New York streamlines process for buying hunting licenses Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state environmental officials say they are streamlining the process for buying hunting licenses.
- Men charged with catching too many lobsters Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
KEY WEST, Florida - A southwest Florida man and his adult sons are facing charges after wildlife officials say the men captured too many lobsters around the Keys.
- Alabama man gets second chance to build dream motorcycle Updated: Jul-30-15 7:44 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - "Perseverance" means the steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. "Perseverance" is also the name of Tim Martin's Harley-Davidson Road Glide.
- Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church Updated: Jul-30-15 5:16 pm
ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.
- Barnett Reservoir deer hunt draw begins Updated: Jul-30-15 4:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District begins taking applications Friday for deer hunts at Ross Barnett Reservoir.
- Waterloo whitewater, kayak park proposed to city officials Updated: Jul-30-15 3:57 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Plans were unveiled this week to Waterloo officials for a proposed $2.6 million whitewater park and kayak course along the east bank of the Cedar River in the city's downtown area.
- Parents sue Las Vegas-area water park over boy's injuries Updated: Jul-30-15 3:28 pm
HENDERSON, Nevada - The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was pulled from a wave pool at a Las Vegas-area water park have filed a lawsuit claiming that the boy now has severe neurological impairments.
- Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail Updated: Jul-30-15 1:55 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland - Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday.
- Once endangered, peregrine falcons now thriving in Vermont Updated: Jul-30-15 12:26 pm
RUTLAND, Vermont - Once considered endangered, peregrine falcons are having a great year in Vermont.
- Wyoming Highway Patrol prepares for motorcycle rally traffic Updated: Jul-30-15 12:10 pm
CODY, Wyoming - Wyoming Highway Patrol is getting ready to handle increased motorcycle traffic during next week's 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
- Wildlife activist concern over oil on Uganda-Congo border Updated: Jul-30-15 7:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Activists are urging Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo.
- Artifact trove reveals campsites near Moose-Wilson Road Updated: Jul-30-15 7:04 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Two or three millennia ago, American Indians used the flats above the wetlands along what's now the northern Moose-Wilson Road as a base camp during seasonal sojourns in Jackson Hole.