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Woman charged with leaving a Chihuahua to die in trash bin

Sep. 24, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman wrapped her small dog in a trash bag and left it to die in a trash bin behind an apartment complex. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that 41-year-old Shawkimo Anderson was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated animal...

Officer's stray bullet wounds St. Louis police recruit

Sep. 24, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police recruit is recovering after being accidentally shot by an officer during a "ride-along." Police say the 29-year-old female recruit was shot in the left wrist Saturday but is expected to recover in time for graduation from the police academy on Oct. 11. Police Chief John...

Dog deaths after grooming documented, but link uncertain

Sep. 22, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

Over the past decade 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at the nation's leading pet retailer, a New Jersey news organization reports, though what the numbers mean is uncertain. NJ.com said that its count is based on reports by PetSmart...

A dog's life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13

Sep. 21, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. "Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!" Uno, who became perhaps the most popular pooch to step into a dog show...

Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

Sep. 21, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden retrievers were treated to special...

Correction: Carnegie Heroes story

Sep. 21, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about the Carnegie medals for heroism, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jay Agli died trying to save a 19-year-old woman and young girl from drowning in the Connecticut River on June 11, 2017. The young girl was rescued by her stepfather, and Agli died...

Florida man accused of shooting, injuring a pit bull

Sep. 20, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man who shot a pit bull multiple times has been arrested. The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that 34-year-old Derrick Lee Vasquez was arrested Tuesday at his home in Lehigh Acres after he shot and injured the 3-year-old dog Aug. 15....

Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

Sep. 18, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. The leaders praise one another for taking the...

Puppies found with severed heads in remote Greek village

Sep. 17, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northeastern Greece say they are investigating the killing of seven puppies that were found dumped on the side of a road with their heads cut off. Residents in the village of Lambro, outside the northeast city of Komotini, reported the incident late last week, and a...

Teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle to be tried

Sep. 16, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a live, sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students will be tried in his own community next month, a judge has ruled, dismissing an attempt by prosecutors to move the trial to another county. Prosecutors wanted to move the trial of...