Why do coyotes still exist, but not saber-toothed cats?

Thousands of years ago, animals and the predators who tried to attack them became trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits, providing a treasure trove of fossils for research. Now, a detailed study of the predators found trapped in the tar is shedding light on why some are still found on Earth today but others went extinct.

Mom, son attacked by coyote in New Jersey park

A 4-year-old and his mother are recovering from minor injuries after they were attacked Thursday evening in a New Jersey park by a coyote that was quickly hunted down and shot dead by an officer, police said.