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Mountain lion killed near North Dakota capital's downtown

Jan. 8, 2019 2:25 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A mountain lion that wildlife officials had tracked last fall before it thwarted their efforts was shot and killed Tuesday after wandering into an area not far from the North Dakota state capital city's downtown. Mountain lion sightings in the state's cities are rare — the last...

American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh

Jan. 2, 2019 5:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds. The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though...