Study shows some fish can survive climate changes

Scientists say they have found that some fish can survive in low-oxygen dead zones that are expanding in deep waters off the West Coast as the climate changes.

While the overall number and kinds of fish in those zones are declining, some species appear able to ride it out, according to a study published this month in the journal Fisheries Oceanography.

The study focused on catches from 2008 through 2010 of four species of deepwater groundfish – Dover sole, petrale sole, spotted ratfish and greenstriped rockfish.


Son of state’s chief justice arrested on drug charges

The son of Alabama’s chief justice – who has made national headlines recently for his efforts to block gay marriage in the state – has been arrested on drug charges.

Court records show 24-year-old Caleb Moore, the son of Chief Justice Roy Moore, was arrested Sunday in Troy and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Police, responding to a complaint of a possible break-in, found Caleb Moore and four other men near a white pick-up truck. A police report says an officer smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, where he found marijuana and Xanax pills on top of a wallet containing Caleb Moore’s passport.

MADERA, Calif.

Man spray-paints his face in attempt to evade police

A man suspected of stealing a car spray-painted his face black in an attempt to evade police in Central California.

The Fresno Bee reported Monday that 23-year-old Jose Espinoza ran from police after being caught with a stolen car.

Officers caught up to Espinoza and arrested him Saturday night with his face painted black.

Police booked Espinoza into the Madera County Department of Corrections, where he remained Monday morning. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

LAGOS, Nigeria

Military says it has ousted Boko Haram from towns

Nigerian troops have ousted Boko Haram from a northeastern town while Cameroon soldiers killed several of the extremists in an attack on a Nigerian village, military officials reported Monday via social media of the latest successes in a multinational bid to curb the Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.

By last week, the regional offensive that began at the end of January had liberated 36 towns, Mike Omeri, the Nigerian government spokesman on the insurgency, said Wednesday.


Man turns himself in for pointing laser at aircraft

The lawyer for a man arrested Monday on a federal charge that he knowingly directed a laser at aircraft says his client came to him last week saying his conscience was bothering him because someone else had been arrested for something he did.

Attorney Manuel A. Sanchez Jr. said outside court that Elehecer Balaguer told him he wanted “to go to court and confess to the crime.”

Balaguer, 54, surrendered Monday morning and was released on $50,000 bail later in the day after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge in Manhattan on a charge that carries a potential prison sentence of five years.

— From news service reports