Animal health

November 23, 2018 - 2:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing's tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. First detected in August, the disease has killed 1...
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November 17, 2018 - 10:57 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — A swimmer in Australia has died of a heart attack after he was stung by a stingray. Police say the 42-year-old man went into cardiac arrest on Saturday at Lauderdale Beach, east of Hobart in Tasmania, after he suffered a puncture wound to his lower abdomen. He was swimming alone and...
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November 15, 2018 - 11:40 pm
WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials who seized a mountain lion kitten from a southern Colorado home say the feline fell ill after the residents fed it bratwurst. Travis Sauder with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the kitten appeared to be in good health otherwise and was sent to a wildlife...
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In this undated photo provided by Eric Regehr, polar bears are seen on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Circle. A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change. Lead author Eric Regehr of the University of Washington says the Chukchi may be buffered from some effects of ice loss. Regehr says polar bears can build fat reserves and the Chukchi's abundant seal population may allow bears to compensate for a loss of hunting time on ice. (AP Photo Eric Regehr via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 8:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and...
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Ben Roethlisberger, de los Steelers de Pittsburgh, festeja un pase de anotación a Antonio Brown durante el encuentro del jueves 8 de noviembre de 2018, ante los Panthers de Carolina (AP Foto/Keith Srakocic)
November 09, 2018 - 12:56 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his red-hot team put together systematic 52-21 dismantling of Carolina on Thursday night that left little doubt about their depth and their talent...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
November 08, 2018 - 11:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't playing like a team missing Le'Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns, James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion and the Steelers pounded the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
November 08, 2018 - 11:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't playing like a team missing Le'Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards and five touchdowns, James Conner ran for 65 yards and a score before leaving late with a possible concussion and the Steelers pounded the Carolina Panthers 52-21 on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain in Philadelphia. Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 01, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. The National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns Thursday about a link to...
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FILE - In this file still image taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, shows a man identified as Alexander Petrov at Gatwick airport, England on March 2, 2018. Investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday Oct. 8, 2018 on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a doctor working for the Russian military intelligence unit known as GRU. The other suspect in the March nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England, — Ruslan Boshirov. — is a decorated Russian agent named Anatoliy Chepiga, Bellingcat reported last month. (Metropolitan Police via AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — A little-known website that fingered two Russians with military intelligence backgrounds in the poisoning of an ex-spy derived its name from an old fable about mice discussing how best to deal with a hungry cat. The mice decide that hanging a bell around its neck — "belling the cat...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, dairy cows graze on grass in the Emmental region of Switzerland. Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to protect Swiss farmers more and ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson, File)
September 23, 2018 - 3:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday were deciding on two separate proposals aimed at protecting Swiss farmers more and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. Yet polls show costs concerns, government...
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