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Two children charged with killing half-a-million bees on Iowa farm

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:09

Two children charged with killing half-a-million bees on Iowa farmThe boys, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with knocking over 50 beehives at the Wild Hill Honey farm in Sioux City which caused half a million bees to freeze to death in late December. Wild Hill Honey owner Justin Engelhardt claimed the boys had caused $60,000 (£42,000) of damage in what he called a “completely senseless” act. Mr Engelhardt said he and his wife had discovered the destruction on 28 December when they went to dust snow off the hives.


Hunting dogs as possible vectors for the infectious disease tularaemia

Science Daily Animal News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:02

Tularaemia is an infectious bacterial disease that is life-threatening for rodents, rabbits and hares, but which can also infect humans and dogs. While contact with contaminated blood or meat makes hunters a high-risk group, the frequency of infections among hunting dogs has not been much studied. Researchers have now confirmed a relevant prevalence of infections in Austrian hunting dogs following a serological study in which seven percent of the animals tested positive. This could lead to more intense debate as to whether the often asymptomatic animals represent an additional risk of infection for people.

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:00

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This WeekKids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.


Animal carnivores could be our powerful allies

Science Daily Animal News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:59

Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate -- but they may provide crucial benefits to human societies. Researchers have revealed that predators and scavengers ranging from bats to leopards and vultures are valuable to human health and well-being.

Turkish troops shell Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:36

Turkish troops shell Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militiaTurkey on Friday started shelling the Syrian town of Afrin held by a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers "terrorists" in a move to oust them, the defence minister said. The Turkish government has repeatedly warned that a full-scale operation against Syrian towns controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, including Afrin, is imminent after the US said it was training a 30,000-strong border force there. "The Afrin operation will take place," Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli told A Haber television.


Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:15

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional mapsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court's order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party's chances of winning. The conservative-majority court granted a bid by Republican legislators in North Carolina to suspend the Jan. 9 order by a federal court panel in Greensboro that gave the Republican-controlled General Assembly until Jan. 24 to come up with a new map for U.S. House of Representatives districts.


Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That Way

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:13

Mom Of Racist-Ranting Alabama Student Says She Didn't Raise Her That WayThe mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter.


Turpin family latest: Two healthy Maltese dogs seized from couple whose 13 malnourished children were found 'imprisoned'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:35

 Two healthy Maltese dogs seized from couple whose 13 malnourished children were found 'imprisoned'Authorities seized two healthy dogs from the Turpin family after 13 siblings were found malnourished and allegedly tortured. The two Maltese-mix dogs “appear healthy”, Perris, California animal control officer Christina Avila said, and will be raffled for adoption. David and Louise Turpin have denied a string of charges relating to their alleged treatment of the children, who are aged between 2 and 29.


China Wants Missile Defenses To Stop India (And Kill Satellites)

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:28

China Wants Missile Defenses To Stop India (And Kill Satellites)India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan. China is also within range of nuclear-armed North Korean missiles and Japan is mulling whether it should develop similar capabilities.


Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:03

Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is 'Among The Richest Countries I've Ever Been To'CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O’Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host’s trip there.


Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union Guest

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:15

Deported Man's Wife Will Be State Of The Union GuestRep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.


Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:03

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive CommentsCarl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments.


A Norwegian Airline Claims to Have Set a New Record for New York to London Flights

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 01:59

A Norwegian Airline Claims to Have Set a New Record for New York to London FlightsNorwegian Airlines flight DY7014 beat the previous subsonic record by three minutes


Fox News Guest Goes Off The Rails: 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:55

 'White Supremacists Are American Citizens'A guest on Fox News defended white supremacists over undocumented immigrants on Thursday evening.


Croupier and guard arrested over $6m Macau casino heist

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:15

Croupier and guard arrested over $6m Macau casino heistPolice in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau have arrested a croupier and a security guard over a massive casino heist where almost HK$48 million ($6 million) in gaming chips were stolen from a VIP room. Semi-autonomous Macau is the only part of China where casino gambling is legal and is a favourite haunt of mainland high rollers. The heist happened early Tuesday morning at mega casino Wynn Macau, owned by United States gaming tycoon Steve Wynn.


2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey Farm

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:54

2 Boys Arrested After Vandalism That Killed 500,000 Bees On Iowa Honey FarmTwo boys are facing felony charges after vandalism at an Iowa honey farm killed 500,000 bees, according to police.


Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP Entrance

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:44

Chris Christie Reportedly Turned Away From Airport VIP EntranceChris Christie, no longer the governor of New Jersey, was reportedly denied access to a special VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.


Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:24

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday.


'Tourniquet killer' put to death in first US execution of 2018

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:38

'Tourniquet killer' put to death in first US execution of 2018A confessed murderer in Texas, dubbed the "tourniquet killer" for the way he strangled his victims, on Thursday became the first inmate executed in the United States in 2018. Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls and a young woman in Houston in the 1980s and 1990s. To the family of my victims, I wish I could undo that past.


Government shutdown: Trump tweets cause chaos for Republicans as they scramble to pass spending bill

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:25

 Trump tweets cause chaos for Republicans as they scramble to pass spending billA tweet from President Donald Trump has thrown Republican plans to avoid a government shutdown into chaos by contradicting his own administration. Congress has been scrambling to pass a short-term measure before a shutdown comes into effect on Saturday. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “we’re in very good shape” for passage of a spending bill that would keep the government running for another four weeks.


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