Fake US Leg Band Gets Pigeon a Reprieve in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band was fake. The band suggested the bird found in a Melbourne backyard on Dec. 26 was a racing pi...
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Flu Shots Are Here, but Is It Too Early To Get One?

Pharmacies have already started their ad campaigns urging you to get a flu shot. And, CVS and Walgreens began giving shots this week in Fresno and Clovis. Health officials in California are concerned about the confluence of the coronavirus and flu, noting a...
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Heavy Rain, Floods Lash Eastern Australia, Help With Fires

CANBERRA, Australia — Heavy rains lashed parts of the wildfire and drought-stricken Australian east coast on Friday, bringing some flooding in Sydney and relief to firefighters still dealing with dozens of blazes in New South Wales. "The rain is good for bu...
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Firefighting Plane Crashes in Australia, Killing 3 Americans

SYDNEY — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. “The only thing I have from the field reports are that the plane came down, it's ...