Since the daily running of the bulls at Spain’s weeklong San Fermin festival kicked off Tuesday, new articles about injuries from the dramatic event have popped up every day. Human deaths at the event are rare -- only 15 people have died as a result of the Pamplona bull run since 1924, when official record-keeping first began, according to The Associated Press. Much media coverage of the event neglects to mention the bulls’ final destination: the bullfighting ring.
The latter seems to be the case for Koda, a kitten who befriended an older golden retriever named Keelo. This time-lapse video shows the pair’s friendship blossoming through Koda’s first eight months of life. Trisha de la Paz, the animals' owner, told The Huffington Post she'd had Keelo for about five years before adopting Koda.
Meatloaf served to inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex has tested positive for rat poison at a New Jersey lab, according to a lab report obtained by the New York Daily News. A sample was submitted for testing after attorney Joanna Squillace filed a lawsuit in March on behalf of 22 inmates who say they fell ill after eating meatloaf containing mysterious blue and green specks, Pix 11 reports. New Jersey lab EMSL Analytical found that those odd specks contained Brodifacoum, a compound commonly used as a rat poison, the Daily News reported.
One week after the blaze, the little cat is doing “surprisingly well,” Sara Green, director of J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana, told The Huffington Post. Green was talking to pet owners in Jeffersonville's Bridgeport Apartments shortly after the fire broke out in the complex last Thursday. Green told the owner it was unlikely that such a small, young animal would have survived.
A New York City family is searching for their loved one who they say was on a date on the ground floor restaurant of an East Village building that went up in flames following an explosion. Nicholas Figueroa, 23, was last known to be at Sushi Park, located at 121 Second Avenue, on Thursday afternoon before a blast in the basement shook the structure, the New York Daily News reports. Neal Figueroa said he can't remember the last time he saw his brother, a recent graduate of Buffalo State University, before Thursday's explosion.
The University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health in Columbia was briefly locked down Thursday after an apparent murder-suicide that left two people dead. The university's emergency information system sent out a shots fired alert around 1:20 Thursday afternoon. WISTV's Carolyn Callahan reported that a source with the State Law Enforcement Division said the shooting was never an active-shooter situation and there is no further threat to public safety.
A driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was arraigned in Boston on Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a passenger who'd gotten into his car. The female passenger got into a vehicle operated by Alejandro Done, 46, around 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, according to a statement from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, available in full on WHDH. The woman told Done where she wanted to go, but Done “then drove to a location that the passenger was not familiar with, pulled over in a secluded area and jumped in the backseat where she was sitting,” according to the district attorney's office.
Witnesses of a fatal car crash in Houston, Texas say that thieves stole groceries from the wrecked vehicle instead of trying to help the victims. A 23-year-old woman was killed on impact when she lost control of her Toyota 4Runner at around 5 p.m. Wednesday and collided with a tree, according to the Houston Chronicle. Before medics got to the scene however, multiple people were allegedly spotted taking the family's groceries and fleeing the scene.
A North Carolina teen has allegedly confessed to strangling his ex-girlfriend to death before throwing her body into a river with cinder blocks tied to her feet. Je'Michael Malloy, 17, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Danielle Locklear, according to WTVD. Locklear was reported missing on March 11, according to CBS News.