PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility sa...

Lion attacks owner in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A female lion attacked a man who apparently kept her and two tigers as pets at his home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez. A Juarez police offici...

Riding a wave: Surfer makes name with videos over contests

The 29-year-old surfer from Hawaii doesn't participate in a lot of contests. Not really his thing. Matt Meola's a soulful sort of surfer who likes to fish , hunt , wants to design fi...

Spoelstra's new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at tea...

Delta Air Lines partners with startup to improve pet travel

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it's partnering with a pet travel pod startup, as Delta changes its prices and policy for transporting passengers' animal companions. The Atlanta ...

Calif. divorce courts go to dogs as pets gain custody status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe the cats too — under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, gives judges the disc...

Animal of the Kingdom pet store chain closing, free pets available at 17 branches in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Animal of the Kingdom (動物王國), a well-known pet store China in Taiwan, announced its closure yesterday (Sept. 27) due to heavy losses from its investment in e-commerce and ...

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on ...

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. ...

British police solve mystery of the 'Croydon Cat Killer'

LONDON (AP) — For years, police have sought a killer who was decapitating cats across a south London district. Now police say the Croydon Cat Killer has been identified — as a deadly...

AP PHOTOS: Survivor, Lucky and other pets get help in floods

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A bedraggled kitten in North Carolina got a new nickname — "Survivor" — when it was pulled with its owner from floodwaters unleashed by Florence. That wasn't th...

'The water kept rising': Residents overwhelmed by flooding

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — An ominous tweet appeared on a historic North Carolina community's Twitter feed about 2 a.m. Friday. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain would...

Hundreds rescued in North Carolina city as waters rose

City officials in one North Carolina community sent out an ominous tweet sometime around 2 a.m. Friday. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain wouldn't stop. And that's when people foun...

Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With Hurricane Florence barreling toward their home near Wilmington, North Carolina, Allison Hales Jordan and her husband boarded up their house, packed up their car and headed to...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

MIAMI (AP) — A big one. A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle ...