Animals

December 16, 2017 - 8:16 am
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A routine oil change has turned into an unusual owl sighting for one car owner. The police department in Salem, New Hampshire, said Friday a mechanic popped the hood of a car and found an Eastern Screech owl sitting on the engine. The department said the car owner had no idea how...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, D-O-G, a black and white cat with an unlikely name, lies next to a support dog in training at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. Officials from the facility took in the cat over the summer and say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. He helps train canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 16, 2017 - 7:36 am
HOLY COW! WANDERING BOVINE RETURNED TO PHILLY NATIVITY SCENE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, the 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at...
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In this undated photo provided by Lindsy Bray, Bray is shown with her Australian Shepherd named Dexter. A deal has been reached that will spare the life of Dexter, ordered put to death after he bit a 12-year-old girl in a case that generated criticism from the Humane Society of Utah. (Lindsy Bray via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 7:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A deal has been reached that will spare the life of a dog ordered put to death after he bit a 12-year-old girl in a case that generated criticism from the Humane Society of Utah. Lindsy Bray, the owner of the Australian Shepherd named Dexter, agreed Thursday to pay a $145 fine...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010, file photo, sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39 in San Francisco. San Francisco authorities say, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, a second swimmer has been injured by a sea lion and that the cove where the attacks happened has been closed to swimmers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area Friday as he swam in the waters off San Francisco...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010, file photo, sea lions bark at each other at Pier 39 in San Francisco. San Francisco authorities say, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, a second swimmer has been injured by a sea lion and that the cove where the attacks happened has been closed to swimmers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 15, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area as he swam in the waters off San Francisco Maritime...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder. Two young polar bears ran...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. Jurors at a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told the lawman brought a trumped-up criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons to garner publicity for himself. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
December 15, 2017 - 3:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling...
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December 15, 2017 - 11:56 am
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A dog who was the subject of a two-year court battle and a faked death is back with his adopted family in Missouri. KSDK-TV reports that Jamie Patterson and her seven kids adopted Mack the boxer-mastiff mix from Rough Road Rescue in Perryville in 2015. It turned out that Mack...
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December 15, 2017 - 12:21 am
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to prison for stealing a 10-week-old pit bull puppy named Lil Jed from a shelter in the Finger Lakes. The Auburn Citizen reports that 39-year-old William Butler, of Union Springs, tried to adopt the fawn-colored puppy in May but was turned away because...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, spectators watch as riders and drivers herd about 1,200 bison toward the corrals at the 49th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the southern Black Hills near Custer, S.D. Custer State Park, known for drawing thousands of spectators to its fall buffalo roundup each year, is set to perform another, unexpected roundup in the coming days to inspect its bison after a historic wildfire burned through the South Dakota park this week. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:05 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days to determine how a historic wildfire affected the animals. Officials at Custer State Park located its bison herd by Thursday...
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