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Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

Jul. 1, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette was charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, the Journal and Courier reported Wednesday. Julian...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Jun. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday. Authorities went to the home Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible animal...

In this photo released by Colombia's Army Press Office, Daniel Max Guggenhein from Switzerland, left, and Jose Ivan Alburneque Matias from Brazil, right, sit in a helicopter after being rescued by Colombia's Army in Popayan, Colombia, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Both foreigners were kidnapped 3 months ago by dissents members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Matias is holding his pet dog that was kidnapped along with his owner and accompanied him through the whole ordeal. (AP Photo/Colombia's Army Press Office)

Colombia troops free 2 foreigners held by rebels in pandemic

Jun. 18, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two travelers from Switzerland and Brazil who were kidnapped along with their pet dogs by dissident rebels in Colombia at the start of the coronavirus pandemic were rescued Thursday by the military, ending a three-month ordeal. Daniel Max Guggenheim and José Iban Alburqueque...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Laura Martin mourns her father, TK Huff, who died during the Camp Fire, during a vigil in Chico, Calif. A scathing grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday, June 16, 2020, into a Northern California wildfire that killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused to learn from past catastrophes. Those who died were mostly elderly or disabled, the oldest 99 years old and the youngest 20. Their remains were found in showers and bathtubs, clutching a beloved photograph, cuddling pets, trapped in getaway cars and even seeking safety under a vehicle. TK Huff of the nearby town of Concow was found outside his home, 10 feet (3 meters) from his wheelchair. Evidence suggested the 71-year-old tried to drag himself away to escape the fire, the report said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

Who they were: Victims of the deadliest California wildfire

Jun. 16, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing 84 of the 85 victims of a 2018 wildfire in Northern California. A report released by the Butte County district attorney listed the names of all but two who have not been identified and how they died. ___ Joyce Acheson, 78,...

FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb stairs and open doors. But people who buy them online must agree not to arm them or intentionally use them as weapons, among other conditions. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Dog-like robots now on sale for $75,000, with conditions

Jun. 16, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

You can now buy one of those unnerving animal-like robots you might have seen on YouTube — so long as you don't plan to use it to harm or intimidate anyone. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb stairs...

Family's dog mauls six-week old South Dakota boy to death

Jun. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A six-week old South Dakota boy was mauled to death by his family's dog, sheriff's officials said. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that the Belgian Malinois attacked the baby Thursday afternoon at a home in Hartford, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Sioux Falls....

Indianapolis man gets 6 years for killing police dog

Jun. 9, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis man was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a police dog that was pursuing him. Richard Garrett, 20, learned his sentence after admitting to charges including striking a law enforcement animal and resisting law...

In this photo taken and released by Chinese nurse Zhang Dan, she poses for a photo with colleagues at the Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Friday, April 4, 2020. Zhang was among the first to respond to the call for help in China's coronavirus epicenter. The 36-year-old nurse worked through grueling days, ministering to patients who needed assistance from breathing to merely eating. She struggled — but then, a little street dog helped her through. (Zhang Dan via AP)

Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas

May. 30, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Dan was among the first to respond to the call for help in China's coronavirus epicenter. The 36-year-old nurse worked through grueling days, ministering to patients who needed assistance from breathing to merely eating. She struggled — but then, a little street dog helped her...

This image made from Monday, May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper with her dog calling police at Central Park in New York. A video of a verbal dispute between Amy Cooper, walking her dog off a leash and Christian Cooper, a black man bird watching in Central Park, is sparking accusations of racism. (Christian Cooper via AP)

Woman fired after backlash from racist park confrontation

May. 27, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic. That changed when birdwatcher Christian Cooper pulled out his phone and captured Amy Cooper...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, Thomas Waerner, of Norway, celebrates in Nome, Alaska, his win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Waerner is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win

May. 24, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The...