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  • Paris sculpture removed after vandals strike

    October 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    PARIS (AP) - A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight. The inflatable sculpture called "Tree" vaguely resembled a Christmas tree but evoked for others, including its creator, the artist Paul McCarthy, a giant anal plug sex toy. Guide wires... more »
  • Joe Paterno Statue Removed

    July 22, 2012 3:00 PM

    The statue of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno outside the campus' football stadium will be removed, the university's president said Sunday. The tribute to Paterno had become an object of contention after the child rape scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's statue and legacy came under... more »
  • Hundreds of crab traps removed from waters

    May 7, 2012 9:10 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - Volunteers have removed more than 740 abandoned crab traps from Terrebonne Parish waters as a part of the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Derelict Crab Trap Removal project. Wildlife and Fisheries officials partnered with the LSU AgCenter on the removal effort, staging a volunteer cleanup... more »
  • Derelict boats removed from S. La. bayous

    June 21, 2011 9:58 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Forty-one rotting, abandoned boats have been removed from bayous Grand Caillou (KIGH'-you) and Dulac in just 45 days as part of a project designed to eliminate the eyesores from local waterways. The project began last month. Phases two and three will remove up to 53 additional... more »
  • BP Has Removed Logos From About 200 Vehicles

    August 19, 2010 5:35 PM

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas... more »
  • Cap on Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely

    July 10, 2010 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It's the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel... more »
  • Foundry May be Removed from Superfund Site

    May 24, 2010 7:09 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove a central Louisiana Superfund cleanup site from its National Priorities List in July. The Ruston Foundry Superfund site in Alexandria will be removed July 13 if the EPA doesn't receive information before that date that requires action. If... more »
  • Animal Welfare Advocate Wants Gas Station Tiger Removed

    April 21, 2010 12:09 PM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - A Florida animal welfare advocate fired off a scathing e-mail complaining to Iberville Parish authorities about what she called inhumane conditions a tiger is forced to endure while on public display at an Interstate 10 truck stop. Her criticism brought a volley of denials Tuesday... more »
  • Brown Pelican removed from endangered species list

    November 11, 2009 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton today announced that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the... more »

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