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Taipei Zoo holds vote for baby tapir name, welcomes flamingo eggs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo is currently holding a public voting event on Facebook to name a newborn tapir, and on Wednesday (Sept. 1) the zoo issued a press release to welcome the newest ...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Sunday, July 25

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, July 25, at the Tokyo Games: ARCHERY WOMEN'S TEAM A contingent led by An San captured South Kor...

Flamingo stance helps weightlifter Li Fabin win Olympic gold

TOKYO (AP) — Li Fabin embraced his inner flamingo with a unique stance on the way to winning an Olympic gold medal in weightlifting on Sunday. But don't try it at home, the Chinese c...

Olympics Latest: Japanese siblings both win gold in judo

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Hifumi Abe has won J...

At Cannes under COVID-19, glamour gets unmasked

CANNES, France (AP) — For nearly everybody who has come to the Cannes Film Festival after months in various stages of lockdown and caution, the transition is head-spinning. Even in ...

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, lashing Florida Keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The weather was getting worse in southern Florida on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys, complicating the search for survivors in the co...

Man fires gun at Everglades park rangers; later arrested

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — A man who fired a gun at Everglades National Park rangers was arrested Sunday evening, the park said. No injuries were initially reported, the p...

The Latest: Israel in final phase of easing of lockdown

JERUSALEM — Israel has opened most of its economy as part of its final phase of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some of them in place since September. Bars and restaurants...

Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos

Larnaca, CYPRUS (AP) — Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow...

Conservationists: new airport gravely harms Albania wetland

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Conservationist groups urged the Albanian government on Tuesday to rescind a decision to build a airport they say would seriously damage the country’s western wetlands. ...

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

PARIS (AP) — Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage. ...

Eldorado finishes $17.3M buyout of Caesars Entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada company that started in 1973 with a single hotel-casino in Reno announced Monday it has completed a $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. and will take the icon...

Nevada casino company gets approval to become gambling giant

A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world’s biggest casino company won final approval Friday, with New Jersey gambling regulators agreeing to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. acquire Caesars Ent...

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center ...

Audible best-sellers for week ending May 29th

Fiction: 1. The Getaway by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, narrated by Emily Bauer (Audible Original) 2. How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps by Andrew...