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Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. ...

From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star

NEW YORK (AP) — As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name...

Game on, again: GameStop surges and no one truly knows why

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's GameStop saga can't stop. At the very least, it won't stop. After weeks of going dormant, shares of GameStop have suddenly shot higher again, jumping 7...

Gone to the dogs: Robert Irwin voices a character on 'Bluey'

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Irwin has long acted as a voice for animals. Now he's actually voicing an animal. The 17-year-old son of the late conservationist Steve Irwin is lending his vo...

'Mission: Impossible 7' will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: ...

GameStop shares double after tumbling for much of February

Wall Street’s mania over GameStop is on again, at least for one afternoon. Shares in the troubled video game company more than doubled Wednesday to $91.71 apiece, the stock’s best da...

Betty White, furry friends star in 50-year-old 'Pet Set'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a TV show Betty White hosted 50 years ago, the perpetual charmer flirts with James Brolin, teases Della Reese and trades quips with Carol Burnett. But White app...

Mexican president defends costly pet building projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador lashed out Monday at audits of some of his pet infrastructure projects by the country’s equivalent of the congressional office of manag...

Tiny possum creates chaos at Taiwan College Entrance Exam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student who took the national college entrance exam in January was penalized Thursday (Feb. 18) for bringing her pet sugar glider to the exam venue and letting it loose....

Mexico suffers another day of rolling blackouts due to storm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities announced Tuesday that rolling blackouts would hit 12 states covering more than one-third of the country, extending the power cuts from northern Mexico into the ...

Overnight fire kills 100 animals at Indianapolis pet store

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An estimated 100 animals died when an overnight fire filled an Indianapolis pet store with thick smoke and deadly gases, fire officials said. It took firefighters...

Texas freeze leaves millions in north Mexico without power

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Freezing weather in Texas led to a chain of events that left almost 5 million customers in northern Mexico without power Monday as a shortage of natural gas disrupted electricity pr...

The Latest: Philippines sets back theater, arcade reopenings

MANILA, Philippines — The approval for many Philippine movie theaters, video game arcades and other leisure businesses to reopen has been postponed another two weeks after mayors expressed fear it wil...

Good dogs! 20 years of covering Westminster Kennel Club show

NEW YORK (AP) — To every sport, there’s a season, a spot on the calendar that fans mark for the big event. World Series, October. College hoops, March. Indy 500, Memorial Day. For do...

Human festivities scrapped, Rio's Carnival goes to the dogs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festivities may have been canceled, but nobody told the dogs. Pet lovers from around the city gathered on Saturday for an annual event...