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For 3rd time in 8 years, animals rescued from Missouri site

Feb. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Humane Society of Missouri says dogs and cats have been rescued from filthy conditions at the same western Missouri site for the third time in eight years. The society said in a news release that the owner on Friday voluntarily surrendered 21 dogs and 20 cats from a site in Bates...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Food aid for Venezuela being held in Colombian border town is...

Shelter: Dog set on fire in Virginia park has died

Feb. 15, 2019 7:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia shelter say a dog set on fire at a Richmond park has succumbed to his wounds. News outlets report Richmond Animal Care and Control announced Friday morning that the male brindle pit bull named Tommie died surrounded by caregivers. The shelter says Tommie was...

Man accused of binding dog, tossing him out in the cold

Feb. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EST

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man faces charges accusing him of binding a dog's legs and mouth with tape and throwing the animal into a ditch, where it was found 12 hours later in bitter cold. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak on Thursday announced the arrest and charges against 39-year-old...

Sheriff: Dog named Donald Trump wasn't killed over politics

Feb. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EST

A Minnesota sheriff says a dog named Donald Trump wasn't shot and killed over a political rivalry, despite false claims circulating on social media that have spurred "violent threats" against some county residents. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office concluded the person who shot Donald Trump the dog Sunday was...

Shelter: Recovery may not be option for dog set on fire

Feb. 14, 2019 7:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say "recovery may not be an option" for a dog found set on fire. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Richmond Animal Care and Control announced Wednesday its treatment plans are changing for the male brindle pit bull named Tommie. The shelter says...

King the wire fox terrier takes Westminster's best in show

Feb. 13, 2019 4:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster. A wire fox from Brazil who's won big in Europe became America's top dog Tuesday night, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and popular Sussex spaniel. There were some boos — along with modest cheers — at Madison...

Woman who survived bear attack feels lucky to be alive

Feb. 13, 2019 1:24 PM EST

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — A woman who survived a bear attack outside her Pennsylvania home has left the hospital and says she feels lucky to have survived. "I shouldn't even be here," Melinda LeBarron told PennLive.com by phone Tuesday from her Muncy-area home. "It blows my mind." LeBarron, 50, was released last...

Advocate angry after stray found in bitter cold euthanized

Feb. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dog rescued from the cold last week in St. Louis County has been euthanized, angering the leader of the rescue group that saved her. Faust, a 6-year-old pit bull, was found by a letter carrier during a bitter cold snap. The group Stray Rescue began posting updates showing Faust being put...

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 13, 2019 9:10 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'I CAN'T SAY I'M THRILLED' Trump says he's not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he's leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he's sought for a...