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Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

MEETEETSE, Wyo. — An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.

Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981.

Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioural impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who’s at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:‚ÄîHas the person lost interest in friends, family or home activities?

Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.

They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in the area since the 1920s.

Vikings have high expectations

MINNEAPOLIS—Like a lot of NFL veterans on teams that travel out-of-town to start summer practices, Adrian Peterson’s enthusiasm for the approaching season often has been temporarily dampened by the drive to training camp.

Arrival at the familiar site of dorm room life, two-a-day workouts, and overall drudgery, however brief, can prompt unpleasant feelings.

Cubs snap losing skid against Mets

CHICAGO—Anthony Rizzo kept fouling the ball off, over and over again.

When Steven Matz finally blinked, Rizzo capitalized with one mighty swing.

Rizzo hit a three-run homer, and Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings, as the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the N.Y. Mets with a 5-1 victory last night in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.