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Scientists thrilled by ‘stunning’ discovery of mammoth tusk at bottom

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The head and tusks of a mammoth. Tim Boyle/Getty Images A mammoth tusk found in the deep sea off the central California coast will provide scientists with a "rare opportunity" to learn more about the animal and its habitat.The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institution (MBARI) announced on Monday that during a 2019 expedition, researchers spotted…

Prosecutors are considering charging ‘additional individuals’ in Gabby Petito’s killing,

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Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito.North Port Police DepartmentAn attorney for the Petito family said prosecutors were considering additional charges in the case.The comment came after an autopsy said that Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, died by suicide.Laundrie was the sole person of interest in the disappearance and killing of 22-year-old Petito.Prosecutors are considering whether to…

Boy, 3, dies after fall from 17th floor of Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) — The death of 3-year-old boy who died after plunging from the 17th floor window of a Chicago apartment building is being investigated by police and child welfare officials, authorities said.The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the boy Wednesday as Lamar Roach Jr. of Chicago and said an autopsy would be conducted…

Native food is more than a Thanksgiving spread

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Two years ago, Elena Terry watched her daughter sing as she dug a small hole in the soil and placed a bean seed inside.For months, Terry had searched for ancestral seeds that had been cultivated by the Ho-Chunk Nation. She contacted seed banks and libraries across the country but many of her tribe’s ancestral seeds had been…

Dems push for higher workplace vaccine fines, Wisconsin attack suspect

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On today's episode of the 5 Things podcast: Democrats push for jump in workplace fines amid vaccine requirement debateCourts are still working to decide whether certain companies actually must force their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus, a sixth person is dead after the Wisconsin parade tragedy, President Joe Biden will nominate a new budget director, we have some advice for…

Japan, Vietnam express serious concern about South China Sea

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TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Vietnam expressed serious concern on Wednesday about the situation in the South China Sea and any unilateral actions aimed at altering the status quo, and agreed to work together to sustain free and open sea lanes as tensions escalate in the region amid China's rise.Vietnamese Prime Minister…

Onondaga County reports 24 drug overdoses in 24-hour period

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The Onondaga County Health Department reported 14 suspected overdoses between Tuesday and Wednesday. As of now, the county isn't saying how many resulted in deaths. The substances used in these overdoses have yet to be established, but since the beginning of 2020, approximately 92% of the drug-related deaths in Onondaga County have been fentanyl-related. The…

Gunther the German shepherd does not have a Miami mansion

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Associated Press  |  Kelli KennedyEditor’s note: AP is replacing the story about the sale of a Miami mansion once owned by Madonna with this piece, which looks at how the tale of a German shepherd and a trust has long been used as a publicity stunt to dupe reporters. The AP fell for parts of…

Alligator with tooth growing through its nose caught in Georgia’s

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A large alligator captured in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp had a tooth growing through its nose — not unlike the beginnings of a horn.The odd phenomenon was discovered when researchers from the University of Georgia’s Coastal Ecology Lab were tagging the nearly 10-foot alligator with a satellite tracker.“One of the teeth on his lower jaw has…

Injured Oneida County corrections officer seeks change

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Adrea Adamczyk has been a corrections officer for five years, spending most of that time at Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy. "I'm just there to enforce the rules. My motto is always, 'I'll give you what you give me.' If you treat me with respect, I'll treat you with respect," said Adamczyk. Besides her coworkers…