Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he...

Nestle profit rise amid deal-making, eyes future of Herta

GENEVA (AP) — Nestle says net profit rose more than 40 percent last year, pointing to revived growth in its key Chinese and U.S. markets and laying out plans to slice off its Herta cold cuts businesse...

Police search for tiny monkey stolen from Palm Beach Zoo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida are on the lookout for a little monkey, stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter announced Tuesday that 12-year-old ...

Trump says having a dog would feel 'a little phony' to him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person. While he appeared impressed when describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherd...

Taipei man indicted for killing hamster during spat with girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taipei man has been charged with violating the Animal Protection Act (動物保護法) after he was found to have killed a hamster when he got into a heated argument with his girlfrien...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled ...

Win it for Vivi! Whiskey the whippet revs up for Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Sleek and aerodynamic, Whiskey the whippet is dashing through the dog show world. He's among the fastest breed of pooches on the planet, and his rise has been rapid: ...

Man dies after going into burning house to save dog

ORLAND, Maine (AP) — Investigators say a Maine man died when he returned to a burning house to get his dog. Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said the man esc...

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match ...

Pennsylvanian pleads guilty to trafficking protected turtles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to trafficking protected turtles. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says David Sommers on ...

It's Super Bowl Sunday: are you not entertained?

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl Sunday is kicking off. Prepare to be entertained... by the ads. Each year's slate of Super Bowl ads offers a snapshot of the American psyche. Forty-plus brands ...

The Latest: Super Bowl ads put strong women at the center

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the 2019 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time): 7 p.m. Women's empowerment has swiftly taken center stage in this year's Supe...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - February 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Controversial American passenger flying back to Taipei in May; Outrage sparked after dog owner's pet pit bull kills stray in Keelung; Taipei...

Review: 'Arctic' is a solid, and solitary, survival tale

The premise for "Arctic " is so simple it's almost silly to describe: Stranded man tries to survive. It's also been done more than a few times in movies, so it's understandable if hearing that invokes...

Outrage sparked after dog owner's pet pit bull kills stray in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outrage was sparked following an incident in Keelung (基隆) on Wednesday, when a stray dog was killed by a pet pit bull terrier. A Facebook user posted a message in a Kee...