Liz Weston: 3 sites to help aging parents organize details

Certified financial planner Sean Fletcher of San Francisco knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency. When...

This Week: Consumer confidence, General Mills earns, GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: SPOTLIGHT ON CONSUMERS The Conference Board issues this month's snapshot of U....

Rocky the escaped African cat spotted again in Virginia

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — The exotic African cat that escaped from its owner's house has been spotted again in Virginia, this time more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) from its North Carolina home. ...

In video, Alabama man denies feeding meth to squirrel

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" that he calls a pet. Police are searching for Mickey Paulk on dr...

Authorities: Alabama man fed meth to caged 'attack squirrel'

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. The News Courier report...

Police: Woman shoved dog into lake, watched as it drowned

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire woman is charged with shoving her golden retriever off a dock and standing by while the pet drowned. Merrimack Police Chief Denise R...

19 dead animals found in pet carriers, garbage bags

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Nineteen dead animals have been found behind a Pennsylvania home in what one humane officer calls the worst case of animal cruelty she's ever seen. The ...

Business Highlights

___ Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over rates WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has no intention of ending his public attacks on the Fed...

Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievement

ROME (AP) — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival. The decision from the ...

Detroit hurries to board vacant houses after serial slayings

DETROIT (AP) — Stanley Allen mowed the lawn at a vacant house next to his Detroit home as teams of police and city workers scoured nearby empty houses as part of an investigation into a suspected seri...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 11 The Wall Street Journal on Democratic state Attorneys General suing t...

Taipei embarks on rabies inoculation tour in mountainous areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Animal Protection Office (APO) of Taipei will conduct a rabies vaccination tour around the city’s mountainous areas from June 13 through September to prevent the...

Volunteers' cleanup effort restores beach on Taiwan's Penghu to original beauty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Longmen Back Bay Beach (龍門後灣海灘) on Taiwan’s outlying Penghu Islands has been restored to its original beauty after community volunteers took turns cleaning it up, Central...

The 'chocolate tube': Testing polluted surfing beaches

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Most surfers know it's best to avoid surfing near pipes that dump storm water into the ocean soon after a storm, due to the increased chance of getting sick from bacteria that...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A transgende...