Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

National Park Service

Evidence of rat poison is found in a sickly puma whose territory includes Griffith Park. Researchers suspect a link between poisons and mange.

3 militants killed in attack on Ukraine base

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Two trucks from different departments were responding to a house fire. One truck smashes into a restaurant.

Bell's Rizzo sentenced to 12 years in prison

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