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Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Mar. 24, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them at a veterinary clinic where the dogs were in quarantine for a prior attack. Irving police say 33-year-old Johana Villafane of Irving was pronounced dead Saturday at a Dallas...

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Mar. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology. More and more people are surviving childhood cancer, but nearly 1 in 3 will be left infertile...

Wolf says $4.5B plan could help schools clean up lead paint

Mar. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is pitching his plan to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan by taxing Marcellus Shale natural gas production as a way to help Pennsylvania schools clean up environmental health hazards. The Democrat on Thursday toured Taggart Elementary School in Philadelphia as he...

Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

Mar. 20, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help. Woodbridge Police Officer Khari Manzini arrived at Ryan Paul's home Saturday after the boy called and hung up the phone. Manzini says his training in...

German shorthaired pointer nips at heels of top dog breeds

Mar. 20, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity, according to new American Kennel Club data. Labs topped the list for the 28th year in a row. Yet there's been plenty of movement over...

Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

Mar. 19, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia (AP) — An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased as the palm oil and paper industries shrink its jungle habitat. An X-ray showed at least 74 air gun...

Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season

Mar. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move. "I wasn't planning...

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

Mar. 17, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. Washingtonians, along with a global community of eagle-watchers, have been transfixed this winter by Liberty and...

It's a boy! April the Giraffe gives birth again

Mar. 16, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday. More than 300,000 watched live as April gave birth to a healthy male calf at around 12:45 p.m., the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York said. Park officials say the newborn...

US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

Mar. 15, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing restrictions on energy companies and other industries in a way officials said would still protect a struggling bird species. The changes by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management...