Wyoming man crafts blades for business

In this Feb. 2, 2018 photo, an iron stick sits inside one of two furnaces as James Rodebaugh demonstrates how a knife is made at his home in Carpenter, Wyo. Rodebaugh is a bladesmith, someone who makes swords, knives and other types of blades. He holds a “master” distinction in the craft, the highest accolade you can receive within the American Bladesmith Society. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — On an unusually warm morning in early February, James Rodebaugh has just finished up welding a piece of metal in his “office.”

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of wolf-sheep study

In this 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog greets Ben Hofer of the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently completed a four-year study to see how they'd react to their old nemesis on a new continent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cão de Gado Transmontanos, Karakachans and Kangals that can weigh 150 pounds (68 kilograms) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. (Julie Young/U.S. Department of Agriculture via AP)

BOISE (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it’s time to let the big dogs out.

Historic Nevada divorce house may be moved for redevelopment

This Thursday, March 8, 2018 photo shows the Nystrsom Guest House pictured in downtown Reno, Nev. The home is one of two historic homes a developer wants to relocate for a revitalization project. Built in 1875, it was one of the first boarding houses catering to divorce-seekers who helped make Reno the ''Divorce Capital of the World'' during the 1930s because of its lax residency laws. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two historic houses that lie in the path of its revitalization project in downtown Reno, including one that played a key role in the city’s emergence in the 1930s as the “Divorce Capital of the World,” will be relocated, not razed, if a developer has its way.

Southwest ‘casta’ paintings spotlight race, popular culture

In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo border artist Claudio Dicochea explains one of the paintings in his "Acid Baroque" exhibit on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Ariz., through May 20. These and other works by the 45-year-old Dicochea give a contemporary psychedelic spin to the colonial "casta" or caste paintings first created in 18th century Mexico, taking us to the crossroads of colonialism and modern day popular culture as he examines the concept of "mestizaje," or mixed identity. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Masked Mexican rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos, wearing a purple three-piece suit, is paired with Britney Spears in a Wonder Woman costume. Their child is a tiny albino Marcos, smoking a pipe and wearing a turban with his own little ski mask, his body the black-suited torso of James Bond.

California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The California High-Speed Rail Authority will release its latest business plan for the bullet train, which has been beset by delays and cost increases, Friday March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The projected cost of California’s bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles has jumped to $77 billion and the completion date has been pushed back four years to 2033, according to a business plan released Friday.

Beluga calf rescued off Alaska moved to SeaWorld San Antonio

This photo provided by SeaWorld Parks, from left, Lisa Hartmann and Dr. Carrie Goertz, Alaska SeaLife Center, and Katie Kolodziej, SeaWorld San Antonio, bottle feed Tyonek as he acclimates to his new home at SeaWorld San Antonio, Texas on Friday, March 9, 2018. The 5-month-old whale named Tyonek made a 4,000-mile (6,500-kilometer) journey to SeaWorld San Antonio on Thursday.
Tyonek was less than a month old when he became stranded in Alaska's Cook Inlet last fall. (SeaWorld Parks via AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An endangered beluga whale calf rescued off Alaska’s coast was swimming in his new home Friday at SeaWorld San Antonio after a cross-country flight.



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