A livestock hauler and proponent of the horse meat industry is under investigation for accusations that he illegally sold protected wild horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico. Tom Davis, 64, has purchased more than 1,700 wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management, or about 70 percent of all wild horses sold by the government. Under the rules of the sale, designed to protect the animals, the buyers of wild horses are not allowed to sell any for slaughter.
Davis has documentation for about 75... Read More
Three pilots flying a single-engine plane to a federal aviation safety conference were all killed Tuesday evening when they crashed shortly after takeoff in Jackson, Mississippi. After departing at 5:10 p.m., the pilot requested permission to return to the airport. Minutes later the plane went down. Witnesses described seeing the Piper PA-32 “spitting and sputtering” before crashing into a house and going up in flames. According to fire officials, one person escaped the home with m... Read More
Turns out your aunt who went to Woodstock that one time probably isn’t the world’s first vegetarian. Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered a hominid species that, some three and a half million years ago, maintained a diet of mostly grass and sedge. Chemical analysis of its teeth discovered that the Central African Australopithecus bahrelghazali, unlike most other hominids, who ate fruit and leaves, may have even evolved to an exclusively grass-and-sedge-based diet.... Read More
Rescue teams are hoping to reach two snowboarders stranded on Mount Rainier this morning after failing to reach them last night. Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale took shelter in a snow cave at around 10,000 feet and called for help Sunday after being caught in a storm that dumped two to four feet of snow. They used a cell phone to call 911. Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher said that rescuers hoped to reach them before being shut down by the sunset. "Darkness comes early this tim... Read More
World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn remains in a Vail, Colorado, hospital with severe intestinal pain, a spokesman said on Tuesday. "She told me she feels bad and has pain all over her body and that her bones are hurting," said her ski technician, Heniz Haemmerle. "She's been [to the hospital] two or three times. This is the first time she's stayed overnight." Vonn hasn't been skiing since going out in the second run of the season's first World Cup event in Soelden, Austria, on October 27, Haemmer... Read More