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The public thinks Tesla's Autopilot is safer than it is, an insurance group says

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For years, automakers have been offering driver-assist technologies on many new cars. The software and sensors can help drivers stay in their lane, maintain a steady speed and, in some cases, change lanes to avoid other vehicles.

But drivers don't fully understand the technologies' capabilities and limitations, according to a study released ...Read more

Strawberry farm seeks goat yoga world record

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(UPI) A post shared by Maan Farms (@maanfarms) on Jun 17, 2019 at 9:53am PDT

A British Columbia farm is aiming to break a Guinness World Record by gathering 356 people to participate in the world's largest goat yoga class.

Maan Farms in Abbotsford said it is aiming to have 356 people wearing red and white stretch alongside the farm's goats at ...Read more

My Pet World: Fireworks can have a negative impact on pets and people

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Dear Cathy,

We have a severe fireworks problem in South Wantagh, Ind. Our councilwoman is helping with the situation. Can you please write a column describing what fireworks do to our pets? Please keep me anonymous, but I would be happy to chat with you about the situation. It's been going on for years and they do it all year-round. It is awful...Read more

Bobcat returns to nature center after escape during break-in

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(UPI) A bobcat that escaped from a Tennessee nature center during a break-in returned home on her own, and police have arrested a suspect.

The Reflection Riding Nature Center said Evi, a bobcat believed to have resisted capture and escaped into the wild during a break-in last week, walked back into her enclosure on her own Monday morning.

...Read more

Escaped miniature horse on the loose in Tennessee

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(UPI) An animal rescue in Tennessee is asking nearby residents to be on the lookout for an escaped miniature horse in the area.

The East Tennessee Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue said a mini horse named Red Rover escaped from a foster home in Loudon County and nearby residents are being asked to contact the rescue and animal control if they ...Read more

Steer's horn spread breaks Guinness records at 10 feet, 7.4 inches

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(UPI) A longhorn steer in Alabama with a horn span wider than the Statue of Liberty's face now has a Guinness World Record for the longest horns.

The Texas longhorn steer, named Poncho Via, had its horn spread measured by Guinness at a total 10 feet, 7.4 inches -- wider than the Statue of Liberty's face or two grad pianos pushed together.

...Read more

Pakistani politician's press conference live streamed with accidental cat filter

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(UPI) A live-stream of a Pakistani politician's press conference went viral when the person operating the camera apparently forgot to turn off a cat filter.

Shoukat Yousufzai, the minister of Health and Information for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, appeared in the live-stream video sporting cat ears and whiskers while delivering the briefing about some ...Read more

Dog 'hijacked' police car, ate officer's beef jerky

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(UPI) A Texas police officer who stopped to try to catch a stray dog was carjacked by the sneaky canine, which feasted on the officer's beef jerky.

The Kilgore Police Department said an officer responding to a report of a loose pit bull spotted the dog running near a road and attempted to coax the dog into the back seat of his patrol vehicle.

...Read more

This Minnesota wildlife vet can fix turtle shells, opossum toothaches and more

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For an opossum with a toothache, a swan with lead poisoning or a box turtle with a broken shell, Dr. Leslie Reed is a true lifesaver.

The veterinarian delights in the sheer variety and challenge that each day brings at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota. There, she has created a dentistry practice, cultivated a specialty in turtle ...Read more

Older man teaches younger dog new tricks

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Dear Amy: I am a 74-year-old retired man. Over the course of my lifetime, I have had five or six dogs.

I live alone and my last dog died about a year and a half ago.

I've debated getting another dog for several months.

I preferred a dog that was a tad older, however, these dogs are hard to come by.

So after reading an article saying that it'...Read more

Bobcat feared abducted in Tennessee believed to be on the loose

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(UPI) A Tennessee nature center said a bobcat feared kidnapped from the facility is now believed to have escaped her would-be abductors and fled into the wild.

The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center said Thursday that Evi the bobcat is believed to have fought against trespassers at the facility Monday night.

"We originally ...Read more

Bulls escape Baltimore slaughterhouse, run loose through neighborhood

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(UPI) A pair of bulls apparently escaped from a Baltimore slaughterhouse and ran loose through a neighborhood before being cornered by police.

The bulls, believed to have escaped from the George G. Ruppersberger & Sons slaughterhouse in West Baltimore, were spotted running loose through the neighborhood just after noon Thursday.

Police ...Read more

Massachusetts teen comes face-to-face with bear in driveway

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(UPI) A Massachusetts police department shared video of a teenager's unexpected encounter with a black bear in the driveway of a home.

The Barre Police Department shared home security camera footage that shows a girl appearing to look for something on the ground in her family's driveway.

A bear cub wanders across the lawn and crosses in front ...Read more

My Pet World: How to stop a dog from biting and chasing feet

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Dear Cathy,

I have a 10-year-old yorkie terrier mix named Max. He weighs 15 pounds and was found (years ago) wandering with no collar or microchip. This is the first time I have had a small dog. Anyways, Max likes to attack feet. If he is laying on the floor and you get up from the couch or chair, he will attack your feet. If you are sitting at...Read more

Does the risk outweigh the reward for Alaska flight-seeing passengers?

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Cruising on a large passenger ship is one of the safest ways to explore the vast and sometimes perilous landscape of Alaska. About 1.2 million passengers are expected to do so this summer, and many of them will add float-plane "flight-seeing" to their itinerary.

But after three fatal Alaska float plane crashes in the last month, some travelers ...Read more

To ease stress, take two puppies and call us in the morning

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Feeling a bit stressed at work? Making one too many trips to the coffee machine? Ready to pull out your hair? Try a little puppy and kitten therapy.

People, Animals, Love and Support (PALS) will bring some adorable, adoptable puppies or kittens to your office for an hour of unmitigated cuteness and stress-reduction.

Now through Oct. 1, ...Read more

Suspected burglar inside Texas home was confused deer

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(UPI) Police in Texas surrounded a home where home invader reported by a resident turned out to be a confused deer.

The Lufkin Police Department said officers responded to a home about 6:11 a.m. Thursday when a woman called to report hearing a window shattering and strange footsteps inside her home.

Body camera footage shows the moment police ...Read more

VIDEO: Raccoon takes ride on Tennessee teen's windshield

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(UPI) A teenager who was only on her second day as a licensed driver experienced an unusual hazard behind the wheel when a raccoon hitched a ride on her windshield.

Haylee Lowry, 16, was driving home from basketball practice with her mother in Tennessee when she thought she ran over a raccoon.

The animal surprised the mother and daughter ...Read more

Woman's bike stolen during goat rescue in New Zealand

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(UPI) A New Zealand woman who stopped on her way home to chase a loose goat running through the Auckland city streets said someone stole her bike during the animal rescue.

Jessica Rose, an Albert-Eden Local Board member, said she was biking home about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when she spotted the goat running through a busy road in the Sandringham ...Read more

Dog owners more active than others, study finds

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Dog owners, maybe you already know this, but your furry friend might be making you more active.

A study in the U.K. found that dog owners spend about 300 minutes walking with their dogs per week, about 200 minutes more than those without dogs.

Hundreds of households in a Liverpool community participated, meaning each dog owner lived in a ...Read more


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