Utrecht tram shooting: Suspect arrested after 3 killed, 5 wounded

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack on...

The Latest: Leader of animal rights group denounce Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the death of a dog that participated in the Iditarod race (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Sunday A leader of People for the Ethi...

Brexit uncertainty a constant worry for Brits in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Across Brussels, British residents are waking up. The first thing midwife Jo Everatt does is to check websites for Brexit updates. Lobbyist Brian O'Riordan scans two newspapers. Europe...

California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? What's more, why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so w...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 12 The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's proposed $4.7 trilli...

Fire officials say 13 dogs die in house fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a house fire in Ohio has killed 13 dogs, including eight puppies. Toledo fire officials say the blaze started in the home around 11:30 p.m. Mon...

Alaska, Norwegian mushers battled for Iditarod lead

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaskan and a Norwegian are running neck-and-neck in the world's most famous sled dog race. GPS trackers show Pete Kaiser of Bethel, Alaska, and defending...

Video shows Kazakh girl cry for family held in Xinjiang, China detention camp

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Taiwanese Netizens have been moved to tears by a video posted on Facebook on Sunday (March 10) showing a Kazakh girl weeping as she pleads for help to get her family released ...

Frenchman leads Iditarod pack to the Bering Sea coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Frenchman is trudging his way west across the Alaska wilderness in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Nicolas Petit is battling deep snow Sunday after leavi...

Taiwan mulls tougher control on aggressive pet dogs as attacks rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal management authorities will consider implementing tighter control over pit bull dogs kept as pets in the country, in response to the increasing numbe...

Live feeds and GPS: Rugged Iditarod has high-tech support

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — People are using technology to track Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race far from the competitors tackling the off-the-grid route. Fifty-one mushers as of ...

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town of Fair Haven. The nanny goat was chosen this week ...

Town calls for hefty fine, jail time for barking dog owners

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is putting some bite in an ordinance that could result in hefty fines and even jail time for owners of barking dogs. The Saddle River coun...

AP Photos: Family on the fringes sees hope in 7-year-old

NEW DELHI (AP) — Someday, the family says, the 7-year-old will save them. "I'll fight," the boy's mother said when her husband insisted their son start working. She vowed he would st...

Man sentenced for shooting neighbor's pit bull in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man in northeast Taiwan has been sentenced to 40 days in jail and fined NT$200,000 (US$6,480) for shooting his neighbor's American pit bull terrier, which survived the in...