- Shark attack feared in Southern California woman's injury Updated: May-29-16 10:23 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Lifeguards shut down a Southern California beach on Sunday after a swimmer was pulled injured from the water with bite marks in a possible shark attack, authorities said.
- Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack Updated: May-29-16 9:59 pm
BRISBANE, Australia - A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday.
- Tennessee campers warned to use certain firewood Updated: May-29-16 6:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - In an effort to prevent the spread of insects, Tennessee State Parks officials are warning people at campsites to use only heat-treated wood or wood collected nearby.
- Protections considered for small sage-grouse population Updated: May-29-16 6:00 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Federal biologists are working to ensure the survival of a small group of sage grouse that inhabit the Gros Ventre (GROW' vawnt) river drainage, even though it only involves a few dozen of the large birds.
- Lake Superior State celebrating 30 years of salmon releases Updated: May-29-16 5:02 pm
SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan - The Aquatic Research Laboratory at Lake Superior State University is celebrating three decades of raising and releasing Atlantic salmon in the St. Marys River.
- 'Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo Updated: May-29-16 4:52 pm
CINCINNATI - Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.
- The Latest: Family of boy in gorilla exhibit says he's fine Updated: May-29-16 4:46 pm
CINCINNATI - The Latest on the boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):
- Maryland Zoo says Hobbes, its African leopard, has died Updated: May-29-16 4:09 pm
BALTIMORE - The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore says its African leopard has died.
- Couple sue Detroit police in shooting of 3 dogs in home Updated: May-29-16 2:14 pm
DETROIT - A couple alleges in a lawsuit that Detroit police officers unnecessarily fatally shot their three dogs while executing a search warrant earlier this year.
- North Platte man trains homing pigeons for racing Updated: May-29-16 2:06 pm
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska - These birds are not homeless. They are not at all like those downtown pigeons that run amok and leave their mark on your car windshield. These pigeons are civilized and well taken care of with loving attention and training.
- Oregon collie saved by sharp-eyed vet intern Updated: May-29-16 1:45 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A paralyzed collie just moments from being euthanized and his Oregon owners have more days to share thanks to a sharp-eyed vet intern who spotted the culprit - a tick.
- $1,000 reward offered after 2 dogs found in burned container Updated: May-29-16 12:30 pm
CHESTER, Pennsylvania - An animal welfare group is offering a $1,000 reward for information after the charred remains of two dogs were found in a plastic container set afire in an alley near Philadelphia.
- Family pays $70,000 for rabies shots after bat enters home Updated: May-29-16 11:32 am
ALPHARETTA, Georgia - A family of five is taking extra precaution by shelling out $70,000 for rabies shot after a bat flew into their suburban Atlanta home.
- Purdue center, Amish dog breeders work to create standards Updated: May-29-16 11:30 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University center and commercial dog breeders from southern Indiana's Amish community are working to create standards meant to improve dogs' well-being.
- Water managers look to Alpine Lakes for more water Updated: May-29-16 10:59 am
SEATTLE - Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water to a federal hatchery.
- New firewood rule in effect in Vermont Updated: May-29-16 10:02 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A new rule is in effect to prevent invasive insects from entering Vermont's forests on untreated firewood.
- Police dog chasing suspect hit by car, critically injured Updated: May-28-16 6:39 pm
WOODLAND, California - Authorities say a police service dog is in critical condition after being hit by a car while chasing a suspect in Northern California.
- Wayward bear tranquilized in Pasadena neighborhood Updated: May-28-16 5:34 pm
PASADENA, California - A bear made its way out of the San Gabriel Mountains and well into the city of Pasadena before it was tranquilized Saturday.
- Dead gray whale submerged for scientific study Updated: May-28-16 4:37 pm
PORT ANGELES, Washington - A juvenile gray whale found dead near Seattle earlier this month has been submerged off Indian Island so natural predators will clean the massive carcass and provide an educational tool for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
- Michigan agency offers clinics on bass, steelhead fishing Updated: May-28-16 4:23 pm
CADILLAC, Michigan - Michigan's Department of Natural Resources is offering two summer fishing clinics at its Outdoor Skills Academy in Cadillac.
- Invasive bug threatens Vermont, New Hampshire hemlocks Updated: May-28-16 4:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Vermont - Vermont forestry officials say an invasive bug that breeds in massive numbers is threatening hemlocks in parts of Vermont and New Hampshire.
- Florida K-9 that attacked neighbor girl now in Netherlands Updated: May-28-16 3:09 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A central Florida police K-9 that attacked a 7-year-old neighbor girl last summer is now working in the Netherlands.
- Mason City man accused of killing kitten charged in warrant Updated: May-28-16 1:32 pm
MASON CITY, Iowa - Police are searching for a Mason City man accused of throwing a kitten against a wall, killing the animal.
- New Hampshire has 7 pairs of piping plovers nesting on beach Updated: May-28-16 12:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says there are seven pairs of piping plovers nesting along the sandy shores of Hampton and Seabrook, and they're asking visitors to the areas to help protect them.
- Yellowstone urges tourists to carry bear spray, just in case Updated: May-28-16 12:53 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A new Yellowstone National Park campaign urging tourists to carry bear spray features celebrities like Bozeman climber Conrad Anker, whose feats include three Everest ascents.