'IN ATTIC HELP': Couple is rescued from storm Sally by water

CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the front door. So Hulgan's 84-year-old husband resorted to his...

Taiwan mulls total ban on pit bulls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recent spate of attacks by American pit bull terriers, Taiwan is considering imposing an outright ban on owning the dogs. In the latest incident, a pit bull mau...

New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet. Campbell launched Pasted Paper in February, but soon after, the corona...

Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will t...

Utah officer charged with assault after dog bites Black man

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack a Black man who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday. ...

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal. Except for trips t...

Polish government under fire over draft animal welfare law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s governing conservative party has come under fire from its coalition partners and the opposition alike over a draft law that would ban fur farms and the use of animals in...

Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggers

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (AP) — A bit after sunrise, dozens of Indigenous Tembé men began preparing for the important day ahead. They danced, chanted and donned matching black T-shi...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires on the West Coast is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and keeping people ...

Update: Over 30 Vietnamese illegally land in south Taiwan, 23 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 30 illegal Vietnamese immigrants reached the shores of southern Taiwan early Tuesday morning (Sept. 15), with 23 arrested on the spot and the rest still at large. ...

'All gone:' Residents return to burned-out Oregon towns as many West Coast wildfires keep burning

Search-and-rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns on Sunday (Sept. 13) as smoldering wildfires still ravaged U.S. Pacific Coast states after ...

What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The path of devastation spans thousands of miles where flames have consumed people, homes and cars while leaving a barren, gray landscape. But the massive wildfir...

Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A change in the weather — with winds easing and humidity rising — have helped firefighters battling massive blazes in Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state ...

10 dead as California fire becomes deadliest of year

GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that destroyed a foothill hamlet has become the state's deadliest blaze of the year with 10 people confirmed dead — and the toll could climb as se...