Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by ch...

Ukraine: Criminal suspect releases police chief but remains on the run

A criminal suspect brandishing a hand grenade in central Ukraine remains at large after initially taking hostage a senior police officer, before releasing him unharmed after a six-hour pursuit, offici...

Ukraine's leader reveals details of talks with hostage-taker

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An armed man who took more than a dozen hostages on a long-distance bus in Ukraine’s western city of Lutsk on Tuesday fulfilled the agreement he had reached with President Volodym...

Pakistani court approves moving zoo's elephant to Cambodia

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday approved the relocation of an elephant to a sprawling animal sanctuary in Cambodia after animal rights activists launched a campaign saying the pachyderm...

Popular Cambodian travel destination bans dog meat trade

Cambodia's Siem Reap province, which has been popular with tourists for many years, has outlawed the sale of dog meat. It is the first Cambodian province to ban the practice. The order, issued on...

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal righ...

Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food, officials said Saturday. ...

American Kennel Club adds a breed, with dog shows in flux

NEW YORK (AP) — A vigorous Belgian livestock-guarding breed is gaining entree to the American Kennel Club. But Americans eager to see a Belgian Laekenois in person may have to be patient, since the co...

Wisconsin mink industry warned of outbreak in Europe animals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin animal health officials are cautioning the state’s mink producers about the dangers of the coronavirus following outbreaks among animals on several farms in Europe, spur...

The Latest: US capital city moves to next reopening phase

WASHINGTON - The capital of the United States is moving to the second phase of its reopening next week. Washington, D.C., officials say the anticipated spike in COVID-19 infections ...

Police disrupt planned anti-racism rally in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Hundreds of police disrupted plans for an anti-racism rally in downtown Sydney on Friday, but protest organizers vowed that other rallies will continue around Australia over the weekend ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2020. There are 203 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 11,...

In a US now in puppy love, Labs still tops, but corgis rise

NEW YORK (AP) — America's dogs are having their day as the coronavirus keeps many people at home more with their pets and spurs so much adoption and fostering that some shelters' kennels have emptied....

Egypt’s dynasty of big cat trainers takes the show home

CAIRO (AP) — At his Cairo apartment, located just off a busy road along the Nile River, Ashraf el-Helw, a third-generation Egyptian lion trainer, prepares for a show with his big cats. ...

Baffert rallies for return of live racing at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky Derby-winning trainers Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill joined horse racing advocates rallying outside a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday in an effort...