Star quality can't save Sweden from 8th Olympic bid loss

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sweden sent its heir to the throne, its prime minister, and a hockey icon to help persuade International Olympic Committee voters. Carrying the baggage o...

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote in their favor. The Stockholm-Are plan ...

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formal...

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formal...

Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan

MILAN (AP) — Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer. It's a game of sophistica...

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger t...

Vietnam police seize 7.5 tons of ivory, pangolin scales

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wild animal trafficking cases. Vietnam News Agency reported the 3....

Feds: African ring smuggled rhinoceros horns, ivory into US

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York have charged four African men with trafficking millions of dollars' worth of rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory. The U.S. Attorney's ...

Parched US Southwest gets reprieve as snowmelt fills rivers

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push ...

Sewing for sport: Handmade workout clothes make strides

If necessity is the mother of invention, then pending motherhood may have given Sarah Vander Neut a creative boost. The Aurora, Colorado, seamstress was pregnant with her first daugh...

California Dems in crisis as presidential hopefuls descend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When 14 Democrats running for president descend on San Francisco this weekend to woo activists in the state that brands itself as the nation's most liberal, they'll be walkin...

Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public relations firm with deep Hollywood ties was enlisted by the Botswanan government to fight bad publicity generated by the southern African nation's decision to lift its ban o...

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, citing conflicts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana's government says it has lifted its ban on elephant hunting, a decision that is likely to bring protests from wildlife protection groups. The southern Af...

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

Taiwan Hengchun Airport to remain open, hoping for charter flights

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County will continue to stay open on a trial basis as it still hopes to serve international charter flights, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) sai...