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FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at a rancher in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with...

Marijuana

Study links Washington state's legalized pot with rise in car-crash claims

DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared...

Science

South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions. The lion bone industry, which supplies a traditional medicine market, has become a...