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Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and ...

With fewer humans to fear, flamingos flock to Albania lagoon

NARTA, Albania (AP) — Home confinement rules have upset some people in Albania, but humans getting their wings clipped during the coronavirus pandemic has allowed flamingos and other birds to flourish...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 10 The Chicago Tribune on the World Anti-Doping Agency banning Russia fr...

Glam holiday décor that gets the party started

Had enough of all that serene winter wonderland decor, the birch trees and reindeer and sleighs? Ready to change it up this year and boogie down? Then consider digging out the legwar...

Someone to love: Rising Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer Lewis Capaldi is such a nice guy that after you and he breakup, he writes songs about the experience, then let's you preview them before they are released to the wo...

Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Review: 'Elvis in Vegas' is a gem of pop culture history

"Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Zoglin For the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the 1960s was a slow-moving abdication. ...

Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity. Apple Inc. is releasing new varia...

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday. Tw...

Endangered rhinos ready to be sent from Europe to Rwanda

DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — Officials say five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries are ready for a transport back to their natural habita...

Brazil police charge ex-soccer club head over deadly fire

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police have charged the former president of the Flamingo soccer club with manslaughter for a fire that killed 10 teenage players in February. An inves...

Taipei Zoo animals will be part of audience at special performance of ‘Water Color’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Water Color" (水彩) will return to Taipei Zoo on July 6 for a special performance, with animals part of the audience, after doing well in China. The acclaimed ...

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement d...

Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) — A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril. A reservoir that host...

European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda

DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wildlife parks from three European countries are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where th...