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Review: Jesse Eisenberg directs a moving mother-son tale

Jan. 18, 2023 14:02 PM EST

In Jesse Eisenberg’s smart directorial debut, “ When You Finish Saving the World,” Julianne Moore plays a Good Person, at least on paper. Evelyn runs a women’s shelter for the victims of domestic abuse and other kinds of horrors. She drives a small, eco-friendly car. She listens to the...

Nebraska man sentenced after 665 animals removed from home

Jan. 10, 2023 16:34 PM EST

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man who had 665 animals in his home was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for animal cruelty. Edward Luben, 57, of Papillion, pleaded guilty to three counts of felony cruelty to animals resulting in death. In exchange for the pleas, the...

Deputies: Florida man fatally poisoned 3 cats, 1 dog

Jan. 05, 2023 18:36 PM EST

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man fatally poisoned at least three cats and one dog in his neighborhood, police said. The 36-year-old man was arrested Wednesday following a monthlong investigation, a Marion County Sheriff's Office news release said. He faces four counts of...

Chicago woman charged after repeatedly stabbing small dog

Dec. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 61-year-old woman accused of repeatedly stabbing a small dog has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Chicago police said. A 15-year-old girl was walking her family's pet Chihuahua around 3:20 p.m. Monday...

California man avoids prison after 2021 attack on tortoise

Dec. 16, 2022 23:40 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man avoided prison time Friday after he drunkenly trespassed at a preschool last year and attacked a pet tortoise named Michelangelo, The San Jose Mercury News reported. The 42-year-old man was also linked to other break-ins at the East...

Man charged, 106 dogs rescued from Georgia home

Nov. 12, 2022 11:51 AM EST

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man faces charges after more than 100 dogs were rescued from a home in Paulding County where a dog-fighting operation was being run. Vincent Lemark Burrell, 55, of Dallas, was arrested Tuesday on one count each of aggravated cruelty to animals and dog...

Major banks support rainforest oil project despite problems

Nov. 04, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the Putumayo region of the Colombian Amazon, Segundo Meneses' daily routine took him to the Chufiya river, its banks verdant and waters alive with catfish and piranha. On one morning seven years ago, he noticed a dark film lapping the shore. Where the river turned a bend, it...