Cast in many roles, Gus Kenworthy is one tough act to follow

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy hasn't had much time to rehearse and practice new tricks heading into the Winter X Games this weekend. That's no line, either. He's just been too busy m...

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people. The government told most...

Redskins rookie committed as much to dog rescue as football

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rhonda Martin got in trouble with her father when she tried as a child to bring home stray dogs. Now she helps her son Wes rescue as many dogs as possible while ...

Russian tour guide's personal story is an attraction

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's second city mixes ornate magnificence and cruel poverty. Vyacheslav Rasner straddles the extremes — becoming an unexpectedly popular tour guide after surviving a...

Humble home becomes museum and shrine to Argentina's Evita

LOS TOLDOS, Argentina (AP) — How did an Argentine child who was raised poor, barely educated and scorned as illegitimate become one of the most famous women in modern history? Some o...

Taiwan leopard cat kitten mauled to death by dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A leopard cat kitten weighing less than a kilogram found dead at the side of a road in Central Taiwan's Nantou County earlier this year was not killed by a car as previousl...

Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals. ...

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match ...

Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving

SANTIAGO DE MACHACA, Bolivia (AP) — Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous p...

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...

Unsung heroes, animals were vital part of WWI war machine

PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pig...

Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to get rid of enemies

BEIRUT (AP) — The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back? ...

Puppies found with severed heads in remote Greek village

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northeastern Greece say they are investigating the killing of seven puppies that were found dumped on the side of a road with their heads cut off. ...

Animal protection group ARTT rescues a trapped dog in southern Taiwan thanks to intervention of a stray dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Animal Rescue Team Taiwan rescued an injured pup trapped in a gutter in Kaohsiung on Saturday thanks to the intervention of a stray dog, according to a Central News Agency r...

British woman in Taipei faces legal battle over rescued stray dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A British woman who has lived in Taiwan for over 20 years, and who is a former board member of Animals Taiwan (台灣動物協會), is facing a legal dispute and possibly heavy fines ...