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  • Standoff at wildlife refuge in Oregon officially over: FBI 11 Feb 2016 | 1:34 pm

    Anti-militia protestors picket outside the Harney County Courthouse in Burns, Oregon(Reuters) - The standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon that began in early January has officially come to an end, the FBI said on Thursday.

  • Last occupier at Oregon wildlife refuge says on webstream he has surrendered 11 Feb 2016 | 1:09 pm

    (Reuters) - David Fry, the remaining occupier at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, said on a live webstream on Thursday that he has surrendered, after a 41-day armed standoff with law enforcement. Fry's phone connection to the live webstream appeared to become disconnected after his statement. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Chris Reese)

  • Three of last four occupiers surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge 11 Feb 2016 | 12:00 pm

    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Three of the last four armed protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, but the final holdout vowed to remain holed up until "my grievances are heard."

  • Elephants 'Sneeze' to Get Hard-to-Reach Treats 11 Feb 2016 | 9:30 am

    Elephants 'Sneeze' to Get Hard-to-Reach TreatsThe animals are widely known as some of the most intelligent mammals on Earth, and the new findings strengthen a hypothesis proposed by Charles Darwin: that elephants are "tool users" because they can use their trunks to manipulate their breath and help grasp hard-to-reach food. The researchers saw that when pieces of food were too far away for the elephants to grab with their trunks, the animals would blast air to bring the treats closer. To test their theory, researchers at Kyoto University and The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), both in Japan, mapped out a digital grid of the elephants' enclosure and placed pieces of food — such as apples, hay, leaves, potatoes and bamboo — in different locations.

  • Feline Friends: Leopard Cats Likely Domesticated in Ancient China 8 Feb 2016 | 9:21 am

    Feline Friends: Leopard Cats Likely Domesticated in Ancient ChinaWild leopard cats may have been domesticated by farmers in China more than 5,000 years ago, according to a new study of feline fossils. Today's pet cats (Felis catus) descend from the wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) native to the Middle East and Southwest Asia. But recent discoveries of cat fossils in China have muddled that narrative.

  • 'The Secret Life of Pets' Trailer Drops During Super Bowl 50 6 Feb 2016 | 11:00 pm

    The Illumination animation will hit theaters July 8.

  • Nearly 30 sperm whales wash up and die on North Sea beaches 5 Feb 2016 | 8:01 am

    Rob Deaville from London Zoo looks at the carcass of a Sperm whale on the beach in HunstantonBy Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - A sixth sperm whale has died on a British beach, the latest of nearly 30 to have become stranded in shallow waters on the coastline of Europe's North Sea over the past month. As marine pathologists cut samples from the whale's carcass on the windswept expanse of sand at low tide, scientists said it was too early to know exactly why so many whales had taken a wrong turn into the North Sea. Since mid-January, 29 sperm whales have died on beaches in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Britain.

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Sounds Came From Cats, Classic Movies 4 Feb 2016 | 11:00 pm

    'Raiders of the Lost Ark' shares more than just a lead actor with the latest 'Star Wars' movie.

  • Charges brought against four protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge 4 Feb 2016 | 4:44 pm

    Four anti-government activists still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers during a month-long armed standoff at the compound. The indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Portland on Wednesday and unsealed on Thursday, supersedes an earlier criminal complaint in the case. It accuses protest leader Ammon Bundy and others of plotting to prevent by "force, intimidation, and threats" agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the performance of their duties.

  • 'Total Divas' Recap: The R-Truth About Cats And Dogs 4 Feb 2016 | 1:15 pm

    'Total Divas' Recap: The R-Truth About Cats And DogsThere's a new girl in town, and the old girls react....well, pretty much how you think they will. Also, more Cesaro!