Animals

September 30, 2018 - 3:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was expected to recover after a shark attacked him while he dived for lobsters in Southern California, hospital officials said Sunday. The teen, who was not identified, was in serious condition a day after he was bitten off the coast of Encinitas, a city north of...
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September 29, 2018 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma center, authorities said. The boy was in critical but stable condition more than nine hours...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:15 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say an elephant has trampled a German tourist while she was trying to take photos of it. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo says the woman died of her injuries hours after the trampling on Wednesday in Mana Pools...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, right, meets with Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at U.N. Headquarters. (Eskinder Debebe/The United Nations via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 9:17 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's leader says he is willing to offer land to President Donald Trump to build a golf course in a national park teeming with wildlife. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was speaking to a New York investors' forum ahead of his first address to a United Nations annual...
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Maura Walbourne sits in the front of a canoe looking in at her flooded Long Avenue home as David Covington wades through the wreckage in Conway, S.C. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 The Sherwood Drive area of Conway began to look like a lake on Sunday as homes were submerged deeper than ever in flood waters that have already set historic records. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 5:58 am
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were...
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Dead fish lie around the edges of Greenfield Lake in Wilmington N.C., Sunday, September 23, 2018. The fish began dying following the landfall of Hurricane Florence but no official explanation has been given by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 9:52 pm
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo, dairy cows graze on grass in the Emmental region of Switzerland. Swiss voters are deciding on two separate proposals aimed to protect Swiss farmers more and ensure that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. (AP Photo/Mark D. Carlson, File)
September 23, 2018 - 2:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday were deciding on two separate proposals aimed at protecting Swiss farmers more and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. Yet polls show costs concerns, government...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo, Uno, a 15-inch beagle, poses with his trophy after winning Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Uno, the beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the 200-acre ranch where he lived in Austin, Texas, longtime dog expert David Frei said, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was 13. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
September 21, 2018 - 6:16 pm
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...
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In this frame grab taken from video on Sept. 18, 2018, a view of spider webs over bushes, in Aitoliko, Greece. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs. The sticky white lines extend for a few hundred meters (yards) along the shoreline of Aitoliko, built on an artificial island in a salt lagoon near Missolonghi, 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Athens. (Giannis Giannakopoulos via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low...
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