Animals

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2008, file photo, chickens huddle in their cages at an egg processing plant at the Dwight Bell Farm in Atwater, Calif. Proposition 12 on California's November ballot would require that egg-laying hens be cage free by 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 06, 2018 - 12:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters are right to think they already weighed in on how big cages should be for egg-laying hens. In 2008, voters ushered in Proposition 2, which sought to free egg-laying hens from tiny cages. It didn't outlaw cages but barred California farmers from keeping hens —...
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This March 2017 photo provided by Johns Hopkins University shows therapy dog Winnie at the university's hospital in Baltimore, Md. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring joy, affection, and _ superbug bacteria _ according to a new study by Johns Hopkins released Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Casey Barton Behravesh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it adds to the growing understanding that while interactions with pets and therapy animals can be beneficial, they can also carry risk. (Meghan Davis/Johns Hopkins University via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems. They discovered that kids...
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October 05, 2018 - 10:24 am
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — A motionless squirrel lying spread-eagled on its back has been coaxed back from the apparent brink of death by a driver who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road. Police officers on patrol in the Twin Cities' suburb of Brooklyn Park thought the man might...
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First lady Melania Trump walks with singing children as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Melania Trump has fed baby elephants as she visits a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady also went on a quick safari. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo international trip as first lady. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 05, 2018 - 8:50 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Melania Trump sashayed to the beat of African music as she was welcomed to an orphanage in Kenya on Friday. Children living at The Nest in Nairobi greeted her with singing and dancing, and it didn't take long before the typically reserved U.S. first lady gave in to the moment...
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October 05, 2018 - 3:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say a British fisherman was bitten by a sea snake while working on a trawler off the northern Australian coast and died before a rescue helicopter could reach him. A police statement said Friday that the 23-year-old man was pulling in a net when he was bitten in...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was attacked by a shark as he dived for lobster off the Southern California coast is out of the hospital. KGTV-TV says Keane Webre-Hayes was released Thursday from Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. He suffered a bite Saturday that tore his back, shoulder...
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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Wash. A new scientific effort will map the genomes of critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas to better understand their genetics and potentially find ways to save them from extinction. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 04, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A new scientific effort will sequence the genomes of critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas to better understand their genetics and potentially find ways to save them from extinction. The collaboration announced Thursday involves scientists with the National Oceanic and...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 photo, a Colorado River razorback sucker fish is shown swimming in a tank at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Lakewood, Colo. Officials say that the rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern United States. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
October 04, 2018 - 3:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, wildlife officials said Thursday, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended reclassifying the ancient and odd-looking...
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October 04, 2018 - 1:43 pm
GILBERT, Minn. (AP) — Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated. Citizens in Gilbert on the state's Iron Range have reported the birds flying into windows, cars and acting confused. In a cheeky Facebook message , the...
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October 02, 2018 - 12:41 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut family has been reunited with their dog five years after the beloved pet went missing. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Norwich Assistant Animal Control Officer Donna Gremminger spotted the 17-year-old female dachshund last Thursday in a parking lot in a city...
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