Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated pric...

A global anti-Chinese-communism alliance will resist misleading and distorted “Copinism”

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on March 13 organized a hearing under the title “A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition” to review and discuss new policies to m...

Taiwan mulls tougher control on aggressive pet dogs as attacks rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal management authorities will consider implementing tighter control over pit bull dogs kept as pets in the country, in response to the increasing numbe...

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town of Fair Haven. The nanny goat was chosen this week ...

Pope prays for tornado victims as Trump prepares to visit

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Pope Francis sent condolences Wednesday to tornado victims in Alabama, where searchers have been scouring a dismal landscape of shattered homes, splintered pines and broken liv...

Monster twister takes 10 relatives from 1 Alabama family

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Two cousins have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama. Cordarrly Jones and Demetria Jones...

Czech man mauled to death by his pet lion

PRAGUE (AP) — Police say a man has been mauled to death by his pet lion in a village in eastern Czech Republic. They say that they were called to the site in Zdechov on Tuesday morni...

Taiwanese outraged after pit bull savagely mauls dog to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese are outraged again after yet another pet American pit bull terrier savagely mauled a neighborhood dog in central Taiwan yesterday (March 2), reported UDN. Yesterda...

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___ Huawei pleads not guilty to trade secrets charges in Seattle SEATTLE (AP) — The Chinese tech giant Huawei has pleaded not guilty to U.S. charges that it stole t...

Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze. The domestic diva said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in develop...

Popularity of fur-trimmed parkas a boon for coyote trappers

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Those fur-trimmed parkas so common on city sidewalks have become a boon to backwoods trappers. Coyote fur pelts are in big demand to provide the lush, silvery o...

Top Oscar moments: Buoyant Spike Lee, daffy Olivia Colman

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard wor...

Hong Kong cat thief slips through security at Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Hong Kong woman slipped through airport security earlier in February carrying two stolen cats around her midriff, feigning pregnancy. She was able to make it back hom...

Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — An Akita named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire. The 12-ye...

Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert. The homeowner called authorities Sa...