Animal welfare

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear crosses through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said, in late March 2017. (Doug Kelley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 5:00 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. "We've seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a...
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Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru is anchored in Shimonoseki, western Japan, Friday, March 31, 2017. Japanese whaling fleet has returned with 333 whales it caught in the Antarctic, filling its planned quota for a second straight year under a revised program following an international court ruling. The Fisheries Agency said Friday that Japan’s five-ship fleet killed 333 minke whales during the four-month expedition. (Souichiro Tanaka/Kyodo News via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 11:30 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's whaling fleet returned home Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling program. The Fisheries Agency said the five-ship fleet finished its four-month expedition without major interference from anti-...
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March 24, 2017 - 10:44 am
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Construction has begun in Buncombe County on the ASPCA's $9 million dog rehabilitation facility, where abused and neglected dogs will get help with their behavior. A spokeswoman for the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tells the Asheville Citizen-Times...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2015 file photo provided by South Korean Presidential Blue House shows then South Korean President Park Geun-hye with dogs at the presidential blue house in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's presidential office has found a home for two of the nine dogs former President Park Geun-hye left behind when she was forced out of office over a corruption scandal. A spokesman from the presidential Blue House said Friday, March 17, 2017 that the puppies were given to an organization that raises Jindo dogs, a valued native breed. The official says five other puppies will be soon sent to two other organizations. (South Korean Presidential Blue House via AP, File)
March 16, 2017 - 10:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's presidential office has found a home for two of the nine dogs former President Park Geun-hye left behind when she was forced out of office over a corruption scandal. Park's decision to leave the dogs upset the country's dog lovers, who flooded the internet...
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FILE - This Nov. 10, 1989 file photo shows transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl as he oversees a liver transplant operation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh. A release at the request of the Starzl family by the University of Pittburgh Medical Center says Dr. Starzl died at the age of 90, Sat., March 4, 2017 at his home in Pittsburgh. He was 90. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2017 - 2:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Thomas Starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl's family, said the renowned doctor died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildlife charity says rare Ethiopian wolves are making a comeback after losses from disease and drought. The Britain-based Born Free Foundation said Friday that the birth of 60 new wolf pups has been recently recorded in the stronghold of the species in the Bale mountains of...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:44 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA Sessions responds to allegations WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is responding to allegations that he talked Russia during the presidential campaign. There are revelations that Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States. But during...
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