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Lawsuit: Suburban Denver police let dog attack sleeping man

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man says officers in suburban Denver allowed a police dog to attack him while he slept, nearly killing him and permanently damaging his vocal chords. The Denver Post reported Monday that 25-year-old Spencer Erickson sued Lakewood police, saying officers improperly released...

Dogs that killed 29 cats at Alabama shelter were euthanized

Sep. 11, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week. Parrish says the owner of the dogs, Kenneth Hamilton, agreed to give the animals to the city after initially refusing....

Mountain lion fatally struck trying to cross LA freeway

Sep. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A male mountain lion who successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago was struck and killed Saturday on the same section of the freeway. The 4-year-old big cat known as P-61 was hit around 4 a.m. in the Sepulveda Pass section of Interstate 405, National Park...

Correction: Dogs Maul Teen story

Sep. 5, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Sept.4 about a woman who died after being mauled by a pack of dogs, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Adrieanna O'Shea died Saturday, 10 days after the attack. O'Shea died Friday, about a week after the attack. A corrected version of the story is below: A...

Black bear kills Minnesota woman in Canada in rare attack

Sep. 4, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A black bear has killed a Minnesota woman on a secluded island in Canadian waters in an attack that experts call extremely rare. Catherine Sweatt-Mueller, 62, of Maple Plain, was staying with her parents in a remote cabin on Red Pine Island in Rainy Lake when she was...

Sharks, tornadoes and taxes: Cape Cod's had a tough summer

Sep. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer. Lodging and beach visit numbers are down on the famous vacation destination, one year after the region dealt with two shark attacks, including the state's first fatal attack in more...

New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

Aug. 30, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead, federal officials said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service said it's taking public comments through...

Trump attacks Fox News, but the network remains silent

Aug. 29, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The one constant with President Donald Trump's increasingly frequent attacks on Fox News has been the network's refusal to respond, even as the president complains that "Fox isn't working for us anymore." In recent days, however, some Fox personalities like Bret Baier, Juan Williams and...

Airborne Florida surfer lands on shark, gets bit

Aug. 29, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a surfer at a Florida beach caught air on a wave and landed on a shark that, in turn, bit him on the hand and calf. Donald Walsh tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that he had been surfing at New Smyrna Beach for several hours Tuesday when he decided to try...

Funeral held for 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

Aug. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A private funeral Mass has been held for a 9-year-old Detroit girl who was killed by three dogs while she rode her bike. The Detroit News reports that purple and pink flowers decorated the entrance at St. Cunegunda Church. Those were Emma Hernandez's favorite colors. Church bells could be...