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California's Monarch Butterflies Critically Low for 2nd Year

SAN FRANCISCO — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation...

Should Grizzly Bears Be Restored to California's Sierra?

Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to California's Sierra Nevada and habitats in other Western states, following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies. Grizzly bears are protected as a threatened species outside Alaska. An estimated...

Georgia Man Tells Police R. Kelly’s Manager Threatened Him

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer's manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the...