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In this photo taken and released by Chinese nurse Zhang Dan, she poses for a photo with colleagues at the Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Friday, April 4, 2020. Zhang was among the first to respond to the call for help in China's coronavirus epicenter. The 36-year-old nurse worked through grueling days, ministering to patients who needed assistance from breathing to merely eating. She struggled — but then, a little street dog helped her through. (Zhang Dan via AP)

Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas

May. 30, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Dan was among the first to respond to the call for help in China's coronavirus epicenter. The 36-year-old nurse worked through grueling days, ministering to patients who needed assistance from breathing to merely eating. She struggled — but then, a little street dog helped her...

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...

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...

This image made from Monday, May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper with her dog calling police at Central Park in New York. A video of a verbal dispute between Amy Cooper, walking her dog off a leash and Christian Cooper, a black man bird watching in Central Park, is sparking accusations of racism. (Christian Cooper via AP)

Woman fired after backlash from racist park confrontation

May. 27, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic. That changed when birdwatcher Christian Cooper pulled out his phone and captured Amy Cooper...

Police: Man stomped on and killed family's pet Chihuahua

May. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man stomped his family's pet Chihuahua to death and tried to hide the body, police said. Shykeim Basden, 19, of Weymouth, faces arraignment Tuesday after his arrest Monday on several charges including animal cruelty, Weymouth police said in a statement. Officers...

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON MONDAY, MAY 25, AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, May 15, 2020, photo, Duane Daniels and his dog Chutki are shown at their home in Madison, Wis. The two have received help from the Dane County Humane Society's Pets for Life program. (Ruthie Hauge/The Capital Times via AP)

Pets for Life helps Madison pet owners get through pandemic

May. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Duane Daniels heard through a local veterans group, back in 2018, that pet owners in his south side neighborhood could get free pet supplies and veterinary care, he was skeptical, but he called the number he’d been given. The number belonged to Abbi Middleton, coordinator...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, Thomas Waerner, of Norway, celebrates in Nome, Alaska, his win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Waerner is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)

Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win

May. 24, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The...

Teen accused of dropping stray dog from balcony on video

May. 23, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old North Carolina man accused of dropping a stray dog from a balcony and posting a video of it on social media was charged with animal cruelty, authorities said. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the suspect, Jashon Tyrell Hampton, was arrested Friday on the...

Iowa man accused of leaving 2 dogs to starve to death

May. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man adopted two dogs from an animal shelter and then intentionally left them to starve to death in his apartment, police said. David James Goodburn, 21, was charged with two counts of animal neglect — serious injury or death — which are serious...

Riley County officials find about 30 dogs in man's home

May. 20, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Riley County authorities are working to determine how to care for about 30 dogs who were found living in a man's home. The terrier-mix dogs were discovered Monday at a home in Randolph after animal control officers responded to a report about the dogs. Although the home was...