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ALASKA

Brown bear breaks into the zoo

ANCHORAGE — A wild brown bear tunneled under perimeter fencing and killed a popular alpaca at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, officials said Wednesday. It was killed a day later by wildlife officials.

The bear had been hanging around the zoo, knocking over trash bins and breaking bear-proof latches before it got under the fence early Sunday when the facility was closed to the public.

CALIFORNIA

Another mountain lion found dead

LOS ANGELES — Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting authorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory.

The mountain lion was found dead on Interstate 101 in Calabasas, the California Highway Patrol tweeted.

NEW YORK

TikTok asks judge to block ban

NEW YORK — Chinese-owned TikTok asked a judge to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to ban its app, suggesting the video-sharing app’s forced deal with Oracle and Walmart remains unsettled.

An app-store ban of TikTok, delayed once by the government, is set to go into effect Sunday. A more comprehensive ban is scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. President Donald Trump set this process in motion with executive orders in August that declared TikTok and another Chinese app threats to U.S. national security.

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