Animals

Vinny, a colored bull terrier, poses after winning his breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 11, 2020 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a love story that all starts with Spuds MacKenzie. And this tale of puppy love — and human romance — gets a new chapter under the TV lights at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night. It's the first time there for a bull terrier named Vinny with owner Grace Thomas...
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Omega Protein's Menhaden processing plant on Cockrell's Creek in Reedville, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The last east coast fishery now produces fish oil for health supplements and faces a possible moratorium over concerns about overfishing in the Chesapeake Bay. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 11, 2020 - 11:32 am
REEDVILLE, Va. (AP) — For a guy who left school after 11th grade, George Ball figures he has the best-paying job available on this rural stretch of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. He catches a fish called Atlantic menhaden, used to make fish oil pills and farm-raised salmon feed, and earns about $50,000...
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February 10, 2020 - 8:37 am
LOCUST, N.C. (AP) — A suspect escaped from a hit and run in a North Carolina McDonald's parking lot last month. But police aren't looking for who's responsible. Ken Worthy was leaving the restaurant in Locust with his wife and a Diet Coke in hand, when he saw something approaching him, the victim...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Named best in show at Westminster in 2017, Rumor counts among her puppies two PTSD service dogs that live with veterans. Two more pups are training toward that goal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
February 10, 2020 - 2:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — From the silky strut of Afghan hounds to poodles with coats sculpted like confections, the Westminster Kennel Club's green carpet spotlights manicured, pedigreed canines vying to be deemed top dog. But they aren’t just for show. Ghost, a Norwegian buhund that competed Sunday a t the...
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Retired Philadelphia police officer Aliya Taylor waits to watch the Azawakh breed compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
February 09, 2020 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in hot pink and a colorful hijab, crouched down close to Ring 1 to cheer on the hounds, Aliya Taylor clearly stood out. "Like a sore thumb," she laughed. It's true, no one else at the Westminster Kennel Club breed judging Sunday came in similar attire. But the longtime...
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The Brandon Maxwell collection is modeled at the American Museum of Natural History during NYFW Fall/Winter on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2020 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionistas: A majestic gathering of Alaskan moose, bison, brown bears, Bighorn sheep and caribou were also enjoying the show at the American Museum of...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo, shows Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized. The plans ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups challenging the constitutionality of the president's action. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 06, 2020 - 8:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized more than two years ago that ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending...
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February 05, 2020 - 2:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A sick Hawaiian monk seal under the care of wildlife scientists is suffering from a parasitic infection often spread via feral cat feces, officials said. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials determined that the seal suffering from toxoplasmosis, the Honolulu...
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In this Jan. 11, 2020 photo a man photographs waves crashing onto the cliffs at Rodea Point in Lincoln County, Ore. during an extreme high tide that coincided with a big winter storm. Amateur scientists are whipping out their smartphones to document the effects of extreme high tides on shore lines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels due to climate change will mean for coastal communities around the world. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
February 05, 2020 - 1:09 am
DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels will mean for coastal communities...
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This image released by Neon shows Hatidze Muratova in a scene from "Honeyland," nominated for an Oscar for best documentary and best international feature film. (Neon via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska were in a hard-to-reach area of Northern Macedonia — about as far from the Oscars as possible — when they came upon the beekeeper who would be their subject in their acclaimed documentary “Honeyland.” While working on a short video commissioned...
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