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Petco goes public again as spending on dogs and cats soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Petco, the pet store chain, went public again Thursday, hoping to cash in on people's obsessions with their furry pets. Petco’s stock, which opened at $18 Thursday, ...

'What else could I do?' NJ Rep. Kim helps clean up Capitol

Water bottles, clothing, Trump flags, even a U.S. flag littered the ground inside the U.S. Capitol after a mob backing President Donald Trump ransacked the building. New Jersey Rep. ...

Taiwan coffee shop owner returns trash to litterbug by mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coffee shop owner in the northern Taiwanese city of Keelung said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that he once sent a bag of trash back to the individual who left it near the Waimusha...

Japan: 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for murdering 9 people

Judges in Toyko sentenced a Japanese man, dubbed the "Twitter killer," to death on Tuesday for murdering and dismembering nine people after meeting them on the social media network. Police ...

Lion cheaper than a pedigree kitten in Japan

The trade in wild animals is strictly regulated in Japan, and a lion cannot simply be purchased by a member of the public. But there are about 300 members of The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquar...

China threatens response to Taiwan visit by US admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will respond to the reported visit of a U.S. Navy admiral to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Nov. 23). A two-star navy admiral overseeing U...

US Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-star navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region made an unannounced visit to Taiwan on Sunday (Nov. 22), Reuters reported. Sour...

American EPA chief to visit Taiwan in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, is planning to visit Taiwan in December. Wheeler is expected to lead a 10-person delegation ...

As virus hits Italy's south, some flee troubled health care

GIUGLIANO IN CAMPANIA, Italy (AP) — Patients, some wrapped in blankets that look like they came from home, moan in their beds. What appears to be medical tubing and a wad of gauze or paper towels litt...

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash goes astray

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and r...

Workers allegedly dumping some border wall waste into Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating allegations that workers have illegally dumped waste from border wall construction into Mexico, where the metal is being sold on the bl...

England bans plastic straws after pandemic-linked delay

LONDON (AP) — A ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds took effect Thursday in England after a six-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are barred...

Taiwanese B&B owner finds homes for dog family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bed and breakfast (B&B) owner in Chiayi County has successfully found homes for a stray dog and her eight puppies after the stray moved her litter near the inn as a ...

New Ohio House speaker's sterling narrative has detractors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previo...

Ice loves Marco: Ice-T tops celebrities rooting for Andretti

Ice-T might be on the set of “Law & Order” when he takes a call to jet off to some far-flung destination with Marco Andretti and his celebrity pals. “This guy vacations with Luda...