Animals

April 24, 2018 - 4:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. The group Elephant Family says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar,...
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File - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Jeffrey Kerr, general counsel to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), speaks to reporters outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A monkey cannot sue over rights to photos that it took because U.S. copyright law does not allow animals to file lawsuits, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, April 23, 2018, in a novel case over selfies taken by a crested macaque. A unanimous, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used by the monkey in 2011 to take the photos. Kerr said the group was reviewing the opinion and had not decided yet whether it would appeal. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other...
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April 23, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos. The decision Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor David Slater, the photographer...
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HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY APRIL 22 1 a.m. ; Illustration shows a Tmall and a JD.com hand wrestling for control over online Chinese commerce;
April 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The...
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HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY APRIL 22 1 a.m. ; Illustration shows a Tmall and a JD.com hand wrestling for control over online Chinese commerce;
April 22, 2018 - 11:12 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Companies are complaining that Alibaba punished them after they refused to enter exclusive partnerships with the e-commerce giant. Five major consumer brands tell the Associated Press that after they rebuffed Alibaba, traffic to their products fell, hurting online sales. Three are U...
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Bow-z, owned but John Hill, of Pella, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 39th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 22, 2018 - 4:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday's "Beautiful Bulldog Contest" at Drake University. The 39th annual tongue-in-cheek pageant for English bulldogs, Drake's mascot, is the unofficial start to this week's Drake Relays track meet...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, photo, a veterinarian works on a wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in San Diego County. The tortoise is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. (San Diego County Department of Animal Services via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 1:19 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably...
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April 18, 2018 - 10:39 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably...
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April 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems unlikely to allow Washington state to get out from under a court order to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and...
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In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, Park County School District 6 board chair Kelly Simone, center, listens to members of the community voice their opinions on Policy CKA, which would allow armed personnel in schools, during a public forum about the policy in Cody, Wyo. The Wyoming school district where the U.S. education secretary famously suggested teachers might need to carry guns to protect children from grizzly bears is about to vote whether to do just that. The Park County School District No. 6 board votes Tuesday, April 17, 2018, on allowing trained school employees to carry concealed firearms. (Rebecca Noble/The Cody Enterprise via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 12:17 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big...
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