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Forty cows have escaped a slaughterhouse and ended up in a Los Angeles suburb where one was killed after charging a family. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says cows were reported on the streets of Pico Rivera Tuesday evening after a gate at a meat packing facility was left open. The herd made its way to a neighborhood where one cow charged four members of a family, knocking them to the ground. A deputy shot the animal and the family was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Thirty-eight cows were captured and one was still missing early Wednesday.

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The dilemma surrounding ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond to such demands. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, officials recognize that failing to pay would be almost self-destructive for some victims. In an initial step, bipartisan draft legislation would mandate immediate federal reporting of ransomware attacks. Doing so could assist response, help identify attackers and even recoup ransoms, as the FBI did with most of the $4.4 million that Colonial Pipeline recently paid. But without additional action soon, experts say ransomware payments will continue to skyrocket.

Officials at a Florida sanctuary say that a bison hybrid who roamed the woods in Connecticut for months after escaping on the way to a slaughterhouse has adjusted to his new life. Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Gainesville posted on Facebook this month that Buddy the beefalo “has fully integrated into the herd” and has not tried to escape since the second day after he arrived. The  800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo bolted on Aug. 3, 2020 while being loaded off a truck at a meat processing plant in Plymouth, Connecticut.  He was captured in April after wandering onto a farm.