Agriculture

In this Saturday, July 29, 2017, photo provided by Kyuk Public Media, a gray whale killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed in Napaskiak, Alaska. Local residents in boats chased the massive animal, peppering it with gunfire and harpoons before it died and sunk to the bottom of the river, where it was later retrieved and cut up for distribution among Alaska Native villages. Federal officials are investigating what they say appears to be the unauthorized harvest of a gray whale. (Katie Basile/ KYUK Public Media via AP)
August 01, 2017 - 8:21 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday were investigating the killing of a protected gray whale by Native hunters in Alaska after the massive animal strayed into a river in an area where indigenous residents rely on subsistence fishing and hunting as part of their ancient culture and...
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Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court to make her final statements in a trial on a charge of criminal negligence in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Supporters of Yingluck are gathering outside a court in Bangkok where she is expected to defend her management of a rice subsidy Thailand's current military government says she grossly mishandled. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 01, 2017 - 5:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court Tuesday during her final statement in a criminal negligence trial that could land her in prison for 10 years if she is convicted. The case centers around a rice subsidy program...
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Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court to make her final statements in a trial on a charge of criminal negligence in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Supporters of Yingluck are gathering outside a court in Bangkok where she is expected to defend her management of a rice subsidy Thailand's current military government says she grossly mishandled. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 01, 2017 - 1:06 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court Tuesday during closing arguments in a criminal negligence trial that could land her in prison for 10 years. The case centers around a rice subsidy that Thailand's current...
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July 31, 2017 - 10:20 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Supporters of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra are gathering outside a court in Bangkok where she is expected to defend her management of a rice subsidy Thailand's current military government says she grossly mishandled. Her bank accounts were frozen after an administrative...
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In this image made from July 22, 2017, video, two rabbits sit on the back of sheep as they avoid rising flood waters on a farm near Dunedin, New Zealand. Three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs. (Ferg Horn via AP)
July 26, 2017 - 12:49 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs. Ferg Horne, 64, says he's been farming since he left school at age 15 and has never seen anything quite like it...
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July 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains could cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year, according to federal officials. That dire projection comes as northeast Montana experiences the worst drought in the...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, a man unloads fish from the Sea Dragon, a U.S. fishing vessel, at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. Turtle Island Restoration Network told The Associated Press on Thursday, July 20, 2017, that they filed the complaint last week with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. It asks the commission to investigate conditions among foreign workers in the U.S. fishing fleet. The AP reported last year that hundreds of men are confined to Hawaii boats that operate due to a federal loophole that exempts foreign workers from most basic labor protections. The fleet catches $110 million worth of luxury seafood annually. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 20, 2017 - 12:29 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Groups have filed a human-rights complaint that aims to jump-start an investigation into conditions among foreign workers in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry. Turtle Island Restoration Network told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they filed the complaint last week with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy, beside others the team previously had won, during a rally in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. A Massachusetts farm is honoring Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday, July 16, that its 10th corn maze will feature the Patriots' star quarterback. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 17, 2017 - 8:11 pm
PLYMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots' star quarterback. The maze will open Sept. 16. The...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. A McDonald’s promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16, 2017, went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant’s mobile app. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 17, 2017 - 11:09 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A McDonald's promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant's mobile app. McDonald's offered a free vanilla cone to its app users Sunday. But after several users complained to McDonald's on Twitter that...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. A McDonald’s promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16, 2017, went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant’s mobile app. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
July 17, 2017 - 10:13 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A McDonald's promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant's mobile app. McDonald's offered a free vanilla cone to its app users Sunday. But after several users complained to McDonald's on Twitter that...
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