Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too. ...

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgia...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian B...

Animal rights activists stage rare protest in Cuba's capital

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban animal rights activists have staged a rare protest in Havana, where authorities swiftly crack down on unapproved demonstrations. About 30 animal advocates gathere...

Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades into his career as a commentator at Fox News Channel, Andrew Napolitano reached a milestone of sorts when he was called a "fool" on his own network. ...

Author endeavors to show how animals relate to humans

"Our Wild Calling — How connecting with animals can transform our lives — and save theirs," Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, by Richard Louv Are we on the threshold of major advances ...

Rebirth, angst and the 'new normal' of California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. "Do you smell smoke?" she asks. Even when the scent is no longer there, it haunts her. So does the ...

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp...

Search and rescue dog teams in Taiwan pass international certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six search and rescue dog teams from Taiwan have passed certification exams in the 2019 Mission and Readiness Test (MRT) Asia hosted by the National Fire Agency. Teams ...

Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife

MANA POOLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve. But the majestic mammal got stuck in the mud surrounding the ...

Police: Couple's 2 rescued Great Danes bite and kill woman

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says he knew the two Great Dane dogs police suspect killed his wife were aggressive and had urged getting rid of them. Police say Mark Matthews f...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A police dog decorated with flowers stands at a police kennel in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the second day of the Tihar festival, when dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security. ...

Trump wants to honor dog from Syria mission at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is the first president since William McKinley not to have a dog live in the White House. But next week he wants to honor one by bringing Conan, a military working dog in...

Labrador sworn in at state's attorney's office in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a real dog of a ceremony this week during a swearing-in at the state's attorney's office in Chicago. The newly sworn-in worker is a Labrador retriever named Hat...

6 killed, 2 wounded in Mexican prison riot

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six inmates are dead and two are injured following a riot at a prison in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City. Prisoners took four guards hostage, but they wer...