Animals

March 30, 2018 - 12:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal agents have seized 63 dogs after discovering blood-stained carpet at the site of a suspected dogfighting pit in rural Georgia. Prosecutors say state troopers pulled over four vehicles March 17 and found a pit bull covered in blood. Authorities say the driver admitted to...
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This undated photo provided by Corinne Richards-Zawacki in March 2018 shows a healthy golden frog in the streams of Panama. A deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America more than a decade ago, quieting some mountain streams. But new research released on Thursday, March 28, 2018 shows evolution may have saved the day _ and the frogs. (Corinne Richards-Zawacki/via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of silence, the rhythmic dee-dee-deeps of frogs and toads are returning in parts of Panama. A deadly fungal disease devastated amphibians in Central America more than a decade ago, quieting some mountain streams. But new research shows evolution may have saved the day...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, from left, a bulldog, a golden retriever, a French bulldog, a German shepherd and a Labrador retriever are shown off during a news conference at the American Kennel Club in New York. These puppies represent the five most popular breeds in AKC rankings released in 2018, with the Labrador retriever at No. 1 for the 27th consecutive year. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 28, 2018 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation's flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. Labs remain the country's most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots in new...
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In this photo provided by the New York State Police, a coyote rests outside a door on the fourth floor mezzanine of the New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y., Monday, March 27, 2018. Authorities say the animal was discovered in front of doors at a walkway leading to the museum's mezzanine, located at the southern end of the Empire State Plaza. State troopers kept the animal contained until a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) crew arrived, used a tranquilizer dart to contain the animal and removed it from the building. Officials say the coyote was taken to the DEC's wildlife health lab outside Albany for evaluation. (New York State Police via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 9:09 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a coyote that was found on an outdoor mezzanine at the New York State Museum in Albany has been tranquilized and removed from the building. The state Department of Environmental Conservation tweeted Monday afternoon that its wildlife officers shot the animal with...
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FILE - This June 18, 2017, file photo shows the scenic landscape near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Roosevelt hunted and ranched in the area in the 1880s. Theodore Roosevelt credited his time hunting and ranching in North Dakota with shaping him into the man who would become the nation’s 26th president. Now, enthusiasts are working to establish a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in the North Dakota Badlands where he spent nearly four years in the late 1800s. (AP Photo/Carey J. Williams, File)
March 27, 2018 - 9:12 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory in 1883 to hunt bison, locals saw him as an Eastern tenderfoot with no clue on handling the hardships of frontier life. He turned adversity into adventure, later writing: "It was here that the romance of my life began." "I have...
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March 26, 2018 - 9:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dick Wilmarth, who won the initial Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race nearly a half century ago, has died. He was 75. Wilmarth died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, according to his daughter Rebecca Wilmarth. "He was our first champion, and he will be dearly missed,"...
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A woman lights candles by a floral tribute for the victims of Sunday's fire in a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 26, 2018. Russian officials say that fire escapes were blocked and a PA system was turned off during a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city that killed over 60 people. Witnesses reported no alarms and no staff to help them leave the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo. (AP Photo/Sergei Gavrilenko)
March 26, 2018 - 3:46 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Witnesses say fire alarms were silent and many doors were locked when a blaze at a Russian shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Siberia. The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000...
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People lay flowers for the victims of a fire in a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 26, 2018. Russian officials say a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city has killed over 50 people. The Ekho Mosvky radio station quoted witnesses who said the fire alarm did not go off and that the staff in the mall in Kemerovo did not organize the evacuation. (AP Photo)
March 26, 2018 - 6:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Russia's Siberia. The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000...
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March 26, 2018 - 5:45 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police in Zimbabwe are investigating a case of alleged ivory smuggling linked to the wife of former leader Robert Mugabe, a police spokeswoman said Monday. Authorities opened an investigation after a whistleblower came forward with information and no one has yet been charged...
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March 26, 2018 - 5:36 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police in Zimbabwe are investigating a case of alleged ivory smuggling linked to the wife of former leader Robert Mugabe, a police spokeswoman said Monday. Authorities opened an investigation after a whistleblower came forward with information and no one has yet been charged...
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