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Bobcat that attacked golfer, horse, had rabies

Apr. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies. The bobcat was shot and killed by state environmental police shortly after it attacked a man Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, Connecticut. The state...

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

Apr. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and killed it, authorities said. The bobcat attacked the golfer at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in the Baltic section of Sprague,...

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Apr. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of master thief Lupin's adventures...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Apr. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday and later in the day, his wife was packing for a hospital visit. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted...

Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker

Apr. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday. Wearing a GPS unit like a backpack, the adult,...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain tumor

Apr. 3, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram account. She says an MRI showed the tumor on cranial nerves after she had vertigo spells within the last year. Kelly...

New England seeing a huge spike in beached sea turtles

Mar. 28, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a needle to draw blood from a sick loggerhead before tagging its flailing flipper. These were the first tentative steps toward a return to the ocean for this juvenile nicknamed Honey...

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Mar. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology. More and more people are surviving childhood cancer, but nearly 1 in 3 will be left infertile...

Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

Mar. 20, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help. Woodbridge Police Officer Khari Manzini arrived at Ryan Paul's home Saturday after the boy called and hung up the phone. Manzini says his training in...

Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season

Mar. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move. "I wasn't planning...