Taiwan mulls total ban on pit bulls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recent spate of attacks by American pit bull terriers, Taiwan is considering imposing an outright ban on owning the dogs. In the latest incident, a pit bull mau...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

In shift, Tunisians top migrant groups reaching Italy by sea

ROME (AP) — More boats carrying Tunisian asylum-seekers reached a tiny southern Italian island Monday, part of a steady stream this year from the economically struggling North African country that is ...

Days grow long at nursing homes as virus lockdowns drag on

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — In the activity room, where birthdays were celebrated and Sunday services were held, the aquarium and its brightly colored tropical fish are the only signs of life. ...

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 9...

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivo...

Lives Lost: A man who studied darkness, but beamed light

He’d retreat to his basement, surrounded by thousands of books on the Holocaust. He’d return from Europe with photos of cemeteries. The lessons of relatives who were killed and parents who lived were ...

Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Simeon family was heading home to Omaha from a Smoky Mountains vacation when Kim Simeon spotted a social media post from the Nebraska Humane Society, pleading with people to con...

Brazilian piano legend plays again thanks to 'magic' gloves

SAO PAULO (AP) — Days before Christmas, acclaimed pianist João Carlos Martins ran to a Sao Paulo bar to show off his new gloves to friends. They were seemingly magical, enabling the 79-year-old to pla...

Police-shooting drama brings young actress into spotlight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whatever the challenges, Royale said she felt compelled to be part of "The Red Line," which details the devastating effect an African-American doctor's killing has on his husband, p...

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...

Vanessa Redgrave, daughter Joely Richardson team in new film

LONDON (AP) — She first saw the play as a child, when her famous father adapted it from a Henry James novella and played the male lead. Decades later, Vanessa Redgrave acted the role of Miss Tina on s...

Awe-inspiring balloon art by Taiwanese high school student blows netizens away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A photo of a balloon art installation styled as an ancient Chinese mythical creature by a junior high school student, surnamed Hung (洪), has wowed a great number of netize...

No nose, big heart: Impaired dog 'Sniffles' up for adoption

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sniffles may have no nose but he has a big heart, and an animal rescue organization is looking to find the 12-year-old Florida pooch a permanent home. Those effo...

Amid 2018's tragedies were moments of compassion and duty

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American h...