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Human festivities scrapped, Rio's Carnival goes to the dogs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festivities may have been canceled, but nobody told the dogs. Pet lovers from around the city gathered on Saturday for an annual event...

Tennessee man leaves $5 million to pet border collie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It won't be a dog's life for a Tennessee canine whose owner recently died. Lulu, an 8-year-old border collie, will be living the good life in Nashville after ...

Rock shaped like dog's head found in southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer unexpectedly found a big rock shaped like a dog’s head while taking photos of a river valley in Chiayi County. The photographer posted the finding ...

Heat planning to bring back some fans, with help from dogs

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to at...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks of his presidency, giving full pardons to his former campaign chairm...

Dogs ease pandemic isolation for nursing home residents

Eileen Nagle sees her family in video chats and drive-by visits, but that hasn't made up for the lack of warm hugs in the nine months since the pandemic led her nursing home to shut its doors to visit...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's health ministry dog digs new mask rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's strict new mask rules kicked in on Tuesday (Dec. 1), the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted an illustration showing its canine mascot demonstrati...

Amazon Singapore Previews Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals

Shop and save even more holiday deals this Black Friday on November 27 through Cyber Monday on November 30, as Amazon releases thousands of deals with deep discounts and extra savings on a wide select...

2020 Taipei Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show to kick off Nov. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show will open this Friday (Nov. 27) and continue through Dec. 13, with this year’s show to be themed “a journey to c...

Wolves preying on beavers in Minnesota reshape wetlands

WASHINGTON (AP) — One spring afternoon in 2015, biologist Thomas Gable followed signals from a gray wolf’s GPS tracking collar to a small stream in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park. There he found ...

Dad: Teen, found dead in Malaysia, couldn't survive jungle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a French-Irish teenager who was found dead last year near a Malaysian jungle resort after vanishing on a holiday said Thursday that his daughter would not h...

Police: Mother pretended baby was in SUV when it was stolen

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with filing a false police report after she said her SUV had been stolen with her 7-month-old son inside — a detail she later admitted she added to acc...

Dogs detect coronavirus fast and reliably — why not use them everywhere?

Europe is in a panic over the second wave of COVID-19, with infection rates sky-rocketing and GDP plummeting. Belgium has just announced it will no longer test asymptomatic people, even if they've...

Taiwanese capital launches Taipei PASS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei PASS, the Taipei City Government's latest app, is the solution the municipality has proposed in order to transform into a smart city based on mobile technology....

Yorkie's death at airport facility fuels legal fight

NEW YORK (AP) — It may not rate as an international scandal, but the death of a Yorkshire terrier in U.S. custody is fueling a messy legal battle over the importation of a group of purebred canines im...