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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, a bald eagle is poised for flight from a treetop perch at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in Juneau, Alaska. Audubon Society bird counters found the number of bald eagles in 2015 were double the 1995 count. Some farmers and conservationists say the resurgence of the American bald eagle has come at a price. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
January 15, 2017 - 8:01 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of America's greatest conservation success stories. They have come back so strong that in some areas, they are interfering with efforts to preserve more...
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January 05, 2017 - 7:53 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities started slaughtering ducks in the main foie gras-producing region on Thursday to try to contain a dangerous form of bird flu. Operations to destroy birds got underway in three departments of southwestern France where an outbreak of the H5N8 virus hasn't stabilized...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 11, 2016, file photo, a radiation warning sign stands near a checkpoint in an exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, southeast of Minsk, Belarus. A Belarus court on Thursday Dec. 22, 2016 ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article about farming on fallout-damaged land hurt its reputation. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
December 23, 2016 - 1:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the ruling on appeal. The lawsuit stems...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, announced new rules aimed at protecting the rights of livestock and poultry producers who do business with larger companies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 14, 2016 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday announced new rules aimed at protecting the rights of livestock and poultry producers who do business with larger companies. A years-long fight over the regulations has pitted...
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