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First CA sea otter to survive oil spill has a pup
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- The first sea otter to survive an oil-soaking in California has given birth to a healthy pup.
The California Department of Fish and Game said Friday that "Olive the Oiled Otter" was spotted swimming on her back with her pup resting on her belly three years after being rescued near Santa Cruz.
Oil damages otters' fur coats, exposing them to the elements and hypothermia.
After being cleaned, Olive was released and outfitted with a microchip and transmitter, allowing scientists to track and study her.
When she was brought in for a checkup this summer, scientists discovered she was pregnant.
Posted: Friday, September 14 2012, 04:09 PM CDT
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Oklahoma schools hit by tornado had no safe rooms
May 21, 2013 21:14 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency official says Oklahoma has reinforced tornado shelters in more than 100 schools across the state, but the two that were hit by this week's storms in suburban Oklahoma City did not have them.
Albert Ashwood is director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. He told reporters Tuesday it's up to each jurisdiction to set priorities for which schools get limited funding for safe rooms.
Ashwood says a shelter would not necessarily have saved more lives at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children sheltering in above-ground classrooms were killed. He says no disaster mitigation measure is absolute.
He says authorities are going to review which schools have safe rooms and try to get them in more schools across the state.
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.