OKLAHOMA | Game Wardens Up North Set Free Shotgun Tune-Ups for Youths

OKLAHOMA– Game wardens in north-central and northwestern Oklahoma are looking for some young hunters to join them on select Tuesdays and Thursdays in August to bust some clay pigeons in preparation for the Sept. 1 dove season opener. Game Wardens in the Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement District 8 will conduct Shotgun Training Education Program (STEP) … Continue reading OKLAHOMA | Game Wardens Up North Set Free Shotgun Tune-Ups for Youths

MOSCOW | Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker’s health satisfactory

MOSCOW — Russia’s prison system is contradicting claims about the worsening condition of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned on a terrorism conviction who has been on a hunger strike for 90 days. Sentsov is demanding that he and 64 other Ukrainians who he considers political prisoners be released. The case has attracted considerable international … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker’s health satisfactory

OREGON | Central coast all-depth halibut fishing opens Aug. 17-18

OREGON-The central Oregon coast all-depth halibut fishery will open Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 fishery managers announced today. A little over half of the allocation (27,193 pounds) for the central Oregon Coast subarea remains available for harvest and the fishery could open every other Friday and Saturday until Oct. 31, unless the remaining quota is … Continue reading OREGON | Central coast all-depth halibut fishing opens Aug. 17-18

SANTA ROSA, Calif.  | Trump’s tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims

SANTA ROSA, Calif.  — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that’s adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California’s wildfire and other disasters. The CEO of the California Building Industry Association said tariffs on imported lumber and … Continue reading SANTA ROSA, Calif.  | Trump’s tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims

BENI, Congo | 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak

BENI, Congo— An official in northeastern Congo says seven civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels, highlighting the threat to efforts to contain the latest Ebola virus outbreak nearby. The administrator of Beni territory, Donat Kibwana, tells The Associated Press the attack was carried out overnight in Mayi-Moya about … Continue reading BENI, Congo | 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak

LONDON | British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

LONDON — A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust says six of the exotic birds laid nine eggs, all of which were infertile. The charity’s reserve in Gloucestershire in southwest England then gave … Continue reading LONDON | British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

COLUMBUS, Ohio | List grows of officials said to know of ex-doctor’s abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The list of officials said to have known of alleged sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor has continued to grow over the last few weeks. Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State have described abuse they suffered at the hands of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | List grows of officials said to know of ex-doctor’s abuse