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Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:44

Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officerAlabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said. Torrey McNabb, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. (0238 GMT) at the Hollman Correctional Facility in Atmore.


Ex-Girlfriend of MMA Fighter War Machine Recounts Harrowing Attack: ‘If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die’

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:01

 ‘If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die’A woman who was brutally beaten, raped and kidnapped by the mixed martial artist known as War Machine is speaking out about the 2014 attack by her ex-boyfriend that led to his being sentenced to life in prison


Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:31

Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California WildfiresAs firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.


Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:18

Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough QuestionsA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.


'You Cannot Complain If You Didn't Vote': Barack Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:38

 Barack Obama Returns to the Campaign TrailBarack Obama is back on the campaign trail — just not for himself. The former President took the stage Thursday for his first campaign event since leaving office, a canvas kickoff for Phil Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey,


A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its Dishes

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:38

A SoCal Brunch Spot Was Caught Using Popeyes Chicken In Its DishesOne trendy restaurant is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “sourced locally.”


Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the Maldives

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:32

Newlywed Dies While Snorkeling with His Wife During Honeymoon in the MaldivesA 30-year-old newlywed from Dublin, Ireland, died while snorkeling on his honeymoon in the Maldives — just two weeks after getting married


Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:16

Environmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ocean remains largely constant over time.

24 Senators Back Latest Health Care Proposal, Offering Hope It Could Pass

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:48

24 Senators Back Latest Health Care Proposal, Offering Hope It Could PassSens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday formally introduced their proposal to shore up the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets.


New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in Southwestern US

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:30

A fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct 15, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied. The fossil is approximately 76 million years old and is likely an individual of the species Teratophoneus curriei.

Studying insect behavior? Make yourself an ethoscope!

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:30

Fruit flies have surprising similarities to humans. The mysteries of a broad range of human conditions can be studied in detail in these organisms, however this often requires the use of expensive custom equipment. team of scientists now present the ethoscope -- a cheap, easy-to-use and self-made customizable piece of equipment of their invention that can be used to study flies' behavior.

Ancient DNA offers new view on saber-toothed cats' past

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:30

Researchers who've analyzed the complete mitochondrial genomes from ancient samples representing two species of saber-toothed cats have a new take on the animals' history over the last 50,000 years. The data suggest that the saber-toothed cats shared a common ancestor with all living cat-like species about 20 million years ago. The two saber-toothed cat species under study diverged from each other about 18 million years ago.

Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:30

Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with their own gut bacteria, researchers report.

H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:30

In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested positive for avian H7N9. Nearly 40 percent of those infected had died. In 2017, a medical researcher received a sample of H7N9 virus isolated from a patient in China who had died of the flu. He and his research team subsequently began work to characterize and understand it.

Gut bacterium indirectly causes symptoms by altering fruit fly microbiome

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:27

CagA, a protein produced by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, can alter the population of microbes living in the fruit fly gut, leading to disease symptoms, according to new research.

Man Admits to Drowning 6-Year-Old Nephew Who Had Autism: Police

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:09

 PoliceLittle Dayvid Pakko was drowned in a bathtub, then hidden in a dumpster, police said.


George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:24

 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”


Gainesville Mayor On Richard Spencer: 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:04

 'There's No Question That He Is A Terrorist Leader'President Donald Trump says some white supremacist protesters are “very fine people.”


In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:14

 'It's not about a call or a letter'The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.


Meghan Markle reportedly meets Queen Elizabeth for palace tea in her 'private sitting room'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:03

Meghan Markle reportedly meets Queen Elizabeth for palace tea in her 'private sitting room'Prince Harry's girlfriend (and rumored fiance) Meghan Markle was recently privy to an afternoon most could never even dream of.


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