- DA: Officer will be cited in cat shooting; no other charges Updated: May-02-16 12:49 pm
EASTON, Pennsylvania - An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says a police officer who shot and killed a cat will be cited for cruelty to animals but won't face other charges.
- Marten, chicken clash blamed for Ketchikan traffic crash Updated: May-02-16 12:22 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Alaska wildlife was a factor in a weekend traffic crash but this time it wasn't a moose, caribou or bear.
- Troublesome black bear euthanized Updated: May-02-16 11:52 am
CHATFIELD, Minnesota - A black bear that's been wandering around a residential neighborhood has been shot and killed by a Fillmore County sheriff's deputy and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer.
- $2 million indoor horse arena planned for Dillon Updated: May-02-16 11:41 am
DILLON, Montana - The Montana Center for Horsemanship is planning a $2 million arena in Dillon.
- Wildfires sweep through mountain forests in north India Updated: May-02-16 11:06 am
LUCKNOW, India - Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.
- Protections for southern New England's lobsters up for vote Updated: May-02-16 10:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Southern New England's fading lobster population is the subject of a debate about possible protections to save it.
- Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa Updated: May-02-16 10:43 am
LANSING, Iowa - An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
- Oregon trails crews to get help from BLM mustangs Updated: May-02-16 10:20 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - Some of Nevada's wild horses will be lending a hoof to Oregon trails crews this summer.
- No hive jive at bee business in Massachusetts Updated: May-02-16 9:35 am
WESTFORD, Massachusetts - Leanne Terry was looking for a career change, and when she stumbled upon an article that explained colony collapse disorder and the amount of bees vanishing quickly, a spontaneous idea to become a beekeeper became a reality.
- Program at Connecticut prison benefits inmates and puppies Updated: May-02-16 9:34 am
DANBURY, Connecticut - Six inmates stood outside the Federal Correctional Institution last week, anxiously awaiting the prison's newest residents.
- Pet dog alerts sleeping family to house fire in Bridgton Updated: May-02-16 5:45 am
BRIDGTON, Maine - Fire officials are praising a pet dog for his heroics in alerting a sleeping family to a large scale fire that had broken out at their southern Maine home.
- Dog recovering after being shot, left for dead in Hollywood Updated: May-02-16 4:01 am
HOLLYWOOD, Florida - A 9-month-old dog is recovering after being shot and left for dead on the side of the road in Hollywood, Florida.
- US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs Updated: May-02-16 3:46 am
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Nevada director wants to free up more federal rangeland for livestock grazing this summer by rounding up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County- more than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.
- Vermont urges residents to avoid attracting bears Updated: May-02-16 12:24 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is urging residents to avoid attracting hungry bears this spring by removing or securing potential food sources.
- Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. Updated: May-01-16 10:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.
- The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance Updated: May-01-16 9:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):
- Tortoise population in southern Utah steady but small Updated: May-01-16 5:53 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - The Mojave Desert Tortoise population is holding steady in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in southern Utah, but the animal still hasn't fully recovered from fires and drought that negatively impacted the population more than a decade ago.
- Federal, state officials look to protect Pecos River fish Updated: May-01-16 5:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal and state officials are partnering on a proposal for a $6 million pipeline that would help sustain an endangered species of fish during New Mexico's extremely dry times.
- Ashfall Fossil Beds Park opening 25th season Tuesday Updated: May-01-16 4:49 pm
ROYAL, Nebraska - Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials say Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park will open Tuesday for its 25th anniversary season.
- 5-year-old boy fatally mauled in Greece by Rottweiler dogs Updated: May-01-16 4:44 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece - Greek police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being mauled by two Rottweiler dogs.
- Tucson track searching for homes for hundreds of greyhounds Updated: May-01-16 2:32 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The imminent passage of a bill ending dog racing in Arizona has the state's lone remaining greyhound racing facility trying to find homes for hundreds of animals.
- South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary Updated: May-01-16 1:19 pm
Vaalwater, South Africa - Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday.
- First wild-born wood bison calves spotted near Bethel Updated: May-01-16 11:55 am
BETHEL, Alaska - Wood bison calves have been spotted near Bethel, marking the first wild-born bison in the U.S. in years.
- Missouri Legislature weighs business tax breaks Updated: May-01-16 11:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Lawmakers in Missouri's Republican-led Legislature have proposed pro-industry measures ranging from incentives for small businesses to a tax break for farmers who raise captive deer to sell the animals' urine. Here's a breakdown of the estimated costs and where some of the legislation stands as the May 13 end of session approaches.
- UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am
STORRS, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams.