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Demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

May. 30, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn. A...

Arkansas boy found dead after apparent dog attack

May. 29, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

A 9-year-old boy has died in Faulkner County after he was apparently attacked by dogs, authorities said. The boy was reported missing Thursday morning from his home in Mount Vernon, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office said. The child's mother said he had gone outside to check the mail but never returned. The...

Zookeeper critically mauled by 2 lions at shut Australia zoo

May. 29, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Two lions mauled and critically injured a zookeeper inside their enclosure Friday at a closed Australian zoo. Emergency services were called to Shoalhaven Zoo north of Sydney on Friday morning where a 35-year-old woman suffered serious head and neck injuries, police and ambulance statements...

4 suspects shot dead in Southern California incidents

May. 28, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police have shot and killed four people, including two who attacked police dogs and one armed with a sword, in separate confrontations, authorities said. On Thursday, Fontana police went to a home after a report that a disabled person had been attacked. Officers...

North Carolina wild horse euthanized after snake bite

May. 26, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A wild horse belonging to a herd on North Carolina's Outer Banks was euthanized over the weekend following complications from a venomous snake bite, according to a nonprofit that takes care of the horses. The young horse named Valor was euthanized Saturday after veterinarians...

Injured mountain lion found near Rexburg was euthanized

May. 25, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A young mountain lion was found injured near Rexburg and officials came to the decision that it had to be euthanized a day later. CBS2 reports the Idaho Department of Fish and Game found the young male lion injured on the outskirts of Rexburg on Saturday. The lion had an injury on his...

Des Moines woman charged after stabbing, trying to drown cat

May. 25, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have charged a woman with animal torture after they say she stabbed her cat, then tried to drown it. Police learned of the attack after being called to an apartment around 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of an animal bite, the Des Moines Register reported. Rosemary...

In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Kitoko was injured Saturday, during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2 1/2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and may survive if he doesn't develop an infection. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo via AP)

Baby gorilla badly injured in family skirmish at Seattle zoo

May. 24, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his...

Visitor hurt when bison knocks her to ground at Yellowstone

May. 20, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say a visitor was injured when she was knocked to the ground after getting too close to a bison near the popular Old Faithful Geyser. The visitor, whose name and age have not been released, was injured Wednesday afternoon but...

Bison injures visitor to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

May. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A bison had to be put down after injuring a woman visiting the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, the National Park Service said. Officials said the 55-year-old woman from Watford City was hiking around a bend on the Buckhorn Trail on Monday afternoon when...