Venezuela calls countries "lap dogs" at OAS Mexico meeting

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister has called Peru and other countries "lap dogs of imperialism" at the Organization of American States general assembly being held in the Mexican resor...

Texas officer defends actions in videotaped December arrest

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Texas police officer says he regrets asking a mother why she didn't teach her son not to litter during the December arrest of the black woman and her two teenage daugh...

U.S.streamer apologizes for littering but accuses Taiwan news media of fake reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After widespread criticisms of his littering and offensive videos, Chris James Robb, an American streamer in Taiwan, who goes by the online handle "CJayride" apologiz...

Mountain lion kittens near LA die after mother abandons them

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and fem...

Skating streamer 'CJayride' slammed by netizens for littering live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American streamer who has recently been skateboarding around Taipei with live video feeds received scathing criticism online yesterday for a compilation video showing...

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. ...

'100% pure sewage popsicles' made to highlight water pollution in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Summer is here and what would be a better way to cool off than to partake in popsicles made from 100 percent pure sewage water? That is the senior project of three students&nbs...

Plan to curb panhandling takes people from begging to work

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Cleaning trash and landscaping public parks might not be glamorous work, but Derek Cote says it beats begging for change in a traffic median at rush hour, and he's looking forwa...

Euro dodges new crisis with Macron win, but needs fixes

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Vitor Rodrigues remembers when they told him in the 1990s that the euro would bring affluence. The owner and only full-time employee of the Leituria bookstore on a leafy street...

Report: Cows, chickens taint Shenandoah River with E. coli

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Excessive livestock manure from millions of turkeys, chickens and cows in Virginia is making its way into the Shenandoah River, polluting the scenic waterway with unsafe levels of...

Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed

EUREKA, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen s...

121st Boston Marathon is Meb's last run, Rupp's first

BOSTON (AP) — Meb Keflezighi's last Boston Marathon. Galen Rupp's first. Two defending champions on the women's side (sort of), and Lemi Berhanu Hayle returns to go for his second straight men's title...

Oregon set to double recycling rate to 10 cents a can

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's first-in-the-nation bottle recycling program will now double the payout for used soda cans and glass bottles, and frugal residents have been stockpiling for months in an...

Death penalty sought for man charged in teen's dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a Pennsylvania man charged along with his girlfriend in the rape, death and dismemberment of her 14-year-old adopted daughter....

Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin's birthplace

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood: empty and shuttered, with plywood over ...