Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 24-March 2

Feb. 24: Actor Dominic Chianese ("Boardwalk Empire," ''The Sopranos") is 88. Singer Joanie Sommers is 78. Actress Jenny O'Hara ("Transparent," ''The Mindy Project") is 77. Actor Barry Bostwick is 74. ...

Chinese Experts Urge Thais to Celebrate Lunar New Year with No Shark Fin

THAILAND (WildAid) - Building on the momentum of the “Celebrate with #NoSharkFin” (#ฉลองไม่ฉลาม) campaign, WildAid released a video message featuring a Thai-Chinese cultural expert and a t...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23

Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84. Actress Christina Pickles ("The Wedding Singer," ''St. Elsewhere") is 84. Ac...

Sharks drawn to warm waters by Israeli coastal power plant

HADERA, Israel (AP) — A giant power plant with billowing smoke may not look like the most natural habitat for sea life. But the hot water gushing from an industrial plant in Israel's northern city of ...

Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year. According to the university's International Shark Attack File,...

Crosby, Lundqvist lead Metropolitan to All-Star win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henriq Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division i...

Young scorers lead the way as NHL All-Star weekend arrives

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game. The three high-scor...

Ellison's new SailGP sailing league set to hit the water

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SailGP, the new sailing league founded by tech billionaire Larry Ellison and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts, will leap from concept to reality next month when six soupe...

Valentino's dramatic Paris couture has Celine Dion weeping

PARIS (AP) — Valentino took drama to its height at its Wednesday spring couture collection in Paris, where Celine Dion wept theatrically as a solemn Naomi Campbell swept past to close the house's show...

On the First Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad

CHINA (WildAid) - More than one year after China implemented a full ban on commercial ivory sales, several surveys indicate Chinese travelers are still purchasing ivory at souvenir shops in neighborin...

Yao Ming’s Dedication to Wildlife is a Slam Dunk

CHINA (WildAid) - He's the world's biggest star from the most populous country. And he's been fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade for more than 12 years. NBA all-star and Olympian Y...

Ex-honors student gets 33 years in marijuana dealer's death

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former community college honors student has been sentenced to 33 years in prison in the death of a marijuana dealer authorities say was shot by the defendant's former boyfriend...

Researchers come face-to-face with huge great white shark

HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) — Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation ...

Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu's coast

HONOLULU (AP) — Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreationa...

Burns, Jones lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Senators

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns scored his fourth game-winning goal, Martin Jones made 27 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Saturday night. The Sharks, w...