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Sri Lanka conservationists fight elephant smuggling in court

Sep. 16, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Environmentalists in Sri Lanka are challenging a court order issued earlier this month that would allow the return of 14 illegally captured wild elephants to people accused of buying them from traffickers. Rights groups and lawyers say the...

Two Sedgwick County deputies injured by jail inmate

Sep. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two Sedgwick County Sheriff’s detention center officers suffered injuries to their hands when they were attacked by an inmate with a metal shank, the department said. Two corporals and a deputy were escorting a 56-year-old inmate back to his cell...

FIFA pledges action after racist abuse of England in Hungary

Sep. 03, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

After England players faced racial abuse in Hungary, FIFA said Friday it will take “adequate actions” once it has completed its investigation. The statement from FIFA stopped short of directly condemning Hungary fans for the abuse, which included monkey chanting, in...

Man gets life sentence for killing 3 people

Sep. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother, step-father and the new boyfriend of his former fiancée. Jacob Langston was sentenced Wednesday in Okaloosa County court, the Northwest Florida Daily News reported. He...

Authorities raid Kentucky pet shop called "house of horrors"

Sep. 02, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

BURNSIDE, Ky. (AP) — Police and members of an animal rescue group have removed 150 neglected animals from a pet shop in southern Kentucky. Local authorities in Pulaski County, including the Burnside Police Department, served a search warrant on the pet shop, Tim's...

Arizona publisher drops poisoning claims against ex-wife

Sep. 01, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona newspaper publisher who repeatedly claimed that his ex-wife poisoned him has dropped lawsuits against her ahead of a trial that was scheduled to start this week. Joseph Soldwedel sued Felice Aspiranti amid a bitter divorce after police...

56 cats removed from Delaware home, neglect charges filed

Aug. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities found 56 cats living in an unkempt home, officials announced Friday. Animal-control officers visited a home in Middletown Tuesday after receiving a complaint. They...

Dog stabbed in deadly Lawrence attack expected to recover

Aug. 19, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

LAWRENC, Kan. (AP) — A dog that was stabbed at a Lawrence grocery store in an attack that killed its owner is expected to recover, the Lawrence Humane Society said in a social media post. The post said that the dog, named Bear, sustained a stab wound to his side early...

Lawrence police investigate death in store's parking lot

Aug. 18, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating a death in the parking lot of a grocery store in Lawrence. Police spokesman Patrick Compton said officers were called to a Dillons store early Wednesday and found the victim. Robert Earl Davis, 54, of...

NYC man arrested after 27 dogs found in 'filthy' conditions

Aug. 18, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Queens man has been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty and other crimes after police found 27 pit bulls in “dungeonlike” conditions at his home, authorities said Wednesday. Andrew Cato, 59, was arraigned Tuesday on charges including...