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French probe into pregnant women killed by dogs in a forest

Nov. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French investigators are seeking to determine which dogs bit and killed a pregnant woman in a forest during a hunt with hounds last weekend. The prosecutor in charge of the case, Frederic Trinh, said the autopsy showed that the 29-year-old woman died of bleeding as a result of multiple dog...

Runaway Kansas police dog bites 14-year-old on face, chest

Nov. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a runaway Kansas police dog bit a teenager on the face and chest. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the German shepherd, named Bocephus, disappeared Monday night. Someone found the dog, put him on a leash and walked around a...

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgian Shepherd dogs running loose at the barracks south of Vienna early Thursday. The fatally injured staff sergeant was...

Hunter thought he would die in the swamp when gator bit him

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hours after an alligator bit James Boyce on the leg deep inside a swamp, the avid hunter had resigned himself to dying. He made his goodbyes with his wife, Terisa. They had tightened their belts around his thigh as a tourniquet, but he was bleeding heavily and going in and out...

American diver survives shark attack off Mexico Baja beach

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. diver suffered a shark bite on the forearm after being attacked Monday in Magdalena Bay off the Baja California Sur coast. The Mexican navy did not release the man's name or hometown, though it said he is 23 years old. The navy said the man was diving in the Pacific near San...

Girl, 14, charged in beating death of animal rescuer

Nov. 10, 2019 1:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of a well-known animal rescuer in his Philadelphia home. Court documents indicate the teenager is also charged with robbery, evidence tampering and other counts in the Nov. 4 death of 59-year-old Albert...

1 airlifted to hospital after Florida alligator attack

Nov. 9, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A person was airlifted to a hospital after an alligator attack near a wildlife reserve in Florida. According to 12 News , Martin County Fire Rescue said they found the person in DuPuis Management Area on Saturday morning, a reserve bridging southwestern Martin County and...

Tribe members: Ancient bison kill site desecrated by mining

Nov. 9, 2019 12:59 PM EST

SARPY CREEK, Montana (AP) — When a coal company contractor working under federal oversight used a backhoe to dig up one of the largest known Native American bison killing grounds and make way for mining, investigators concluded the damage on the Crow Indian Reservation broke federal law and would cost $10...

Woman, 95, dies in dog attack at home of animal activist

Nov. 8, 2019 12:36 PM EST

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 95-year-old Connecticut woman has died from injuries she suffered when she was attacked by a dog at the home of a former lawmaker who is also an animal rights activist. Authorities say Janet D'Aleo, of Enfield, was found with life-threatening injuries Wednesday and brought to a...

Illinois man trapped in tree overnight after dog attack

Nov. 7, 2019 9:27 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois authorities say a man was seriously injured when he spent a night trapped in a tree he'd scaled to escape an attacking dog. The Belleville Fire Department says a woman heard the 38-year-old man calling for help Wednesday morning and found him stuck about 4 feet...