• New Jersey Jul 2

    US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

    When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. While a government contractor...

  • actor Feb 25

    Ultramarathon Dog Scores Book and Movie Deals

    Gobi, the stray dog who captured hearts when she adopted her human Dion Leonard during a 155-mile race across China’s Gobi desert, will be featured in books and a movie depicting how the two met and bonded.

  • The Associated Press Feb 25

    ‘Dream Come True': Rescued Lions Explore New Home in South African Sanctuary

    Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday. One of the 33 lions, a male known as Zeus, let out a mighty roar before stepping out of his cage into an...

  • United States Feb 24

    New Medication Aimed at Curbing Dogs' Anxiety Over Loud Noises

    Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit. The first prescription veterinary medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises — a widespread problem that can send dogs running away in terror and harm both themselves and property — will soon hit the market. Veterinary medicine maker Zoetis Inc. of Florham...

  • California Feb 24

    Coyote Found Shot in Head, Starving Gives Birth to 5 Pups

    Animal rescuers in Southern California were surprised when they found an emaciated coyote found badly wounded at the bottom of an empty reservoir was pregnant.

  • The Associated Press Feb 20

    Pets Rescued After Greece's Devastating Fire Find New Homes

    The kitten lay on the ground so perfectly still that passing volunteer rescuers had initially written her off as just another of the many victims — human and animal — of this week’s ferocious wildfires near Athens. But then came a hint of life — the frail feline began crying out and slowly moving her tiny body, singed by heat...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    ‘Existential' Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year

    Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019. “In our data, it speaks to this sense of grappling with our survival, both...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Ballroom Dancers Say Immigration Clampdown Hurting Business

    When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually give up after a year and thousands of dollars trying to hire a top ballroom dancer...

  • The Associated Press Dec 2, 2019

    Furry Prehistoric Puppy Unearthed From Permafrost

    Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually well-preserved, with its hair, teeth, whiskers and eyelashes still intact. “This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur,...

  • United States Nov 26, 2019

    Catholic Diocese Apologizes After Students in ‘MAGA' Hats Mock Native American

    A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Native American man singing and playing a drum. Other students, some wearing Covington Catholic...

  • Facebook Nov 26, 2019

    How to Carve a Turkey, Just in Time for the Holidays

    Chef Fitz Tallon from Eataly NYC shows you how to carve a turkey.

  • The Associated Press Nov 26, 2019

    Remains Found Believed to Be UFC Fighter's Stepdaughter

    An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press. “I can confirm that human remains have been...

  • China Nov 24, 2019

    The Man Behind China's Detention of 1 Million Muslims

    After bloody race riots rocked China’s far west a decade ago, the ruling Communist Party turned to a rare figure in their ranks to restore order: a Han Chinese official fluent in Uighur, the language of the local Turkic Muslim minority. Now, newly revealed, confidential documents show that the official, Zhu Hailun, played a key role in planning and executing...

  • Facebook Nov 22, 2019

    Israel Braces for Bitter Fight After Netanyahu Indictment

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday appear to have dashed already slim hopes for a unity government following September’s elections, paving the way for an unprecedented repeat vote in...

  • The Associated Press Nov 20, 2019

    AMA Calls for Total Ban on All E-Cigarette, Vaping Products

    The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back.

  • president Nov 20, 2019

    Haiti Mourns 5 Killed During Ongoing Protests

    Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit inside their home by a stray bullet when police began firing at protesters.

  • The Associated Press Nov 19, 2019

    Police Chief: 3 People Killed in Oklahoma Walmart Shooting

    Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, and the shooter is among the dead, authorities said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third died in the parking lot just before 10 a.m. outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said. Authorities did not immediately describe...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 19, 2019

    Criminal Charges Expected This Week Against Epstein Guards

    Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death. The wealthy financier died at the...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 18, 2019

    3 Dead After Shooting at Walmart in Oklahoma

    Two men and woman are dead after a shooting outside a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma.

  • Instagram Nov 17, 2019

    Ariana Grande Tells Fans She's Struggling With an Illness

    Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour. Grande, 26, says in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.” While she sounds OK, “I’m just in a...

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