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Iowa Sues to Shut Down National Puppy Laundering Ring

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues. The lawsuit filed Monday seeks an injunction to dissolve breeder J.A.K.'s Puppies, and nonprofits...

Branson Duck Boat Death Toll Reaches 17

[raw] [/raw] BRANSON, Mo. — Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. Investigators blamed stormy weather for the accident Thursday...