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An Australian tourist has gone missing in Zimbabwe's famous Victoria Falls park, officials say

Feb. 25, 2024 13:13 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An Australian tourist has gone missing in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park, home to one of the world’s natural wonders, the country’s parks spokesman said. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo told...

Kansas man pleads guilty to causing crash that killed officer, pedestrian and K-9 last February

Feb. 24, 2024 16:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to smashing into a Kansas City, Missouri, patrol car last year and killing an officer, his K-9 partner and a pedestrian. Jerron Lightfoot of Tonganoxie, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter...

Guinness World Records annuls 'oldest dog ever' title for a dead Portuguese canine after an inquiry

Feb. 22, 2024 09:37 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Guinness World Records has ruled against a Portuguese dog that died last year keeping the title of oldest canine ever. Following a review, GWR said Thursday it “no longer has the evidence it needs to support Bobi’s claim as the record holder.” ...

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...