Taiwan to include animal protection in school textbooks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - National education textbooks should include the topics of animal protection and animal rights, according to amendments approved by the Legislative Yuan Friday. The change was...

A nation's farewell for George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital bids its final farewell to the late president, George H.W. Bush, in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high offic...

SUVs compete for spotlight at Los Angeles Auto Show

As buyers flock to SUVs and pickup trucks instead of sedans, automakers are revealing their latest offerings for the growing market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Companies that have ...

Pet neutering subsidy available at 16 veterinary hospitals in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pet owners in Taipei are encouraged to take advantage of the city’s neutering program with up to NT$2,000 cash subsidies at 16 veterinary hospitals. Pet owners sh...

Helicopter crew saves people, pets on peak during wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newly released video shows the dramatic moment firefighters rescued three people and two dogs as thick smoke and flames fast approached in Southern California. The...

The Latest: Fire victims' families urged to give DNA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just tw...

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get...

Taiwan’s ITRI wins CES Innovation Awards for 2nd consecutive year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A device developed by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan's largest high-tech applied research institution, and another product rolled out by ITRI&rsquo...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, November 17-25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the next week in Taipei, there are plenty of exhibitions and activities to check out as Taiwan prepares for winter temperatures to begin and awaits the results of the...

Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods

DETROIT (AP) — Demand for healthy, natural food is extending from humans to their pets. Petco announced Tuesday it will stop selling dog and cat food and treats with artificial color...

Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ...

The Latest: Mucarsel-Powell 1st Ecuador-born US House member

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Election Day in Florida (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who toppled GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo in...

Macedonia pledges action after girl drowns fleeing dog pack

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has pledged to revise legislation on stray animals after a teenage girl drowned in a river while trying to escape a pack of feral dogs. ...

China city curbs dog walking, bans them in parks, stadiums

BEIJING (AP) — A city in southwestern China has banned dog walking during the daytime and banished the pets entirely from parks, shopping centers, sports facilities and other public spaces. ...

Months after California wildfire, pets and owners reunited

Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all. One cat ...