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Mountain Lion Who Killed Dog Prowls California Neighborhood

SIMI VALLEY — Authorities have warned residents of a Southern California suburb to take precautions as a mountain lion prowls neighborhoods after killing a resident’s dog and injuring another pet. “Although a beautiful animal, the Simi Valley Police Departm...
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Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, a move it says will reduce regulatory burden but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction. "This effort to gut...
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Meow Hear This: Study Says Cats React to Sound of Their Name

NEW YORK — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. In four experiments with 16 to 34 animals, each cat heard a recording of its owner's voice, or another person's voice, that slowly recited a lis...