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Compton man who may have been dog breeder mauled to death by pit bulls in backyard

Feb. 16, 2024 18:58 PM EST

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A Compton man who may have been breeding pit bulls was mauled to death in a backyard, authorities said Friday. The 35-year-old man died after he was attacked Thursday night, Los Angeles County authorities said. His name wasn't immediately...

At least 6 US states are considering tougher penalties for killing police dogs

Feb. 14, 2024 15:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers in at least six states are considering longer prison sentences or bigger fines for harming or killing police dogs, and the idea has bipartisan support despite questions about how the animals are used and a fraught history. In Kansas on Wednesday, the...

Dogs in glittery costumes parade in Rio de Janeiro as pet lovers kick off Carnival

Feb. 10, 2024 13:55 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — As Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebrations kicked off on Saturday, dozens of dogs dressed as mermaids, superheroes, butterflies and clowns paraded alongside their owners in one of the city’s most beloved canine street parties. The Blocão — a play...

Shelter-in-place order continues as Maine city searches for at least 4 suspects in vehicle shooting

Feb. 09, 2024 19:35 PM EST

SACO, Maine (AP) — A shelter-in-place order remained in effect Friday evening for downtown Saco, Maine, as police searched for at least four suspects following an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of two vehicles, one of which then careened through an intersection and crashed into a bus...

An Ohio city settles with a truck driver and a former K-9 officer involved in July attack

Feb. 09, 2024 17:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio city agreed this week to a settlement with a former K-9 officer and a truck driver involved in an attack last year, video of which garnered national attention and raised questions about the use of dogs to apprehend suspects. Records shared with...

'Puppy Bowl' celebrates a big anniversary this year, one that shelter and rescue pups will cheer

Feb. 07, 2024 09:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual “Puppy Bowl” turns 20 this year, well over middle age in dog years. But does the sheer cuteness of it really ever get old? “Who doesn’t want to watch dogs play all day long?” asks Laurie Johnson, the director of Florida Little Dog Rescue in St....

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 07, 2024 07:23 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 1, 2024. Editorial: Feds’ road sign suggestion is misguided State highway road signs have taken a turn in recent years, taking advantage of electronic options to get the point across using a bit of humor. Not all...

A stray dog attacks 11 people, mostly children playing at a park north of Tokyo

Feb. 07, 2024 06:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A stray dog attacked 11 people, most of them children playing in a park north of Tokyo, on Wednesday, causing minor injuries, fire officials said. Fire department personnel rushed to the site after receiving a call from police requesting an ambulance for a man in his...

Witness testifies accused killer pressured him to destroy evidence in Jennifer Dulos murder case

Feb. 06, 2024 19:32 PM EST

The estranged husband of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos pressured an employee to get rid of pickup truck seats that would later become evidence in the investigation of her 2019 killing, the worker testified Tuesday as he described getting tangled up in the case unwittingly. ...

Detroit man dies days after being mauled by three dogs, wife says

Feb. 03, 2024 16:12 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man mauled by three dogs has died, his wife said. Harold Phillips, a father of six, died Friday evening, four days after he was attacked by the dogs as he walked home from a bus stop, Shauntaye Phillips said. “It’s with deep sadness that...