Lucy 'Coosie'

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How Kim and Trump Will Fly to the Singapore Summit

Things seem to be moving pretty fast in the Korean Peninsula. And now, we have a date and place for the summit between US President Donald Trump and …

North Korea

Tale of North Korean Waitresses Who Fled to South Takes Dark Turn

SEOUL, South Korea — It was the most sensational defection by North Koreans in years: In April 2016, South Korea announced that 12 young waitresses and their male manager, all members of North Korea’s elite, deserted their government-run restaurant in China and fled to the South.<p>Now, in a tale with …

North Korea

These Are the 25 Most Breathtaking Hikes in US National Parks

From hikes across ancient glaciers to lush rainforest treks, these are the 25 most beautiful U.S. national park hikes.<p>Sure, with 60 National Parks …

Hiking

‘Paradise and hell’: the battle to save the forest elephant

Deep in the steamy rainforest of Gabon, a poaching gang’s night-time fire is smouldering and two long elephant tusks lie among the tangled roots. The axe that hacked them off lies nearby.<p>Just after dawn, the insect buzz and bird chatter is suddenly pierced by a whistle blast and camouflaged park …

Extinction

Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years

Pigs don’t fly yet, but rhinos do.<p>Six black rhinoceroses were flown from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad last week, reuniting the threatened animal with a land it has not roamed in nearly five decades.<p>Chad is one of several African countries that have recently sought to start their …

South Africa

Astronauts may one day use this tube to eat, drink, breathe, and recycle poop on the moon or Mars — here’s how it works

In recent years, Elon Musk has said his rocket company, SpaceX, is working toward colonizing Mars with 1 million people. His "aspirational" timeline is to launch an uncrewed Big Falcon Rocket in 2022, followed by the first human landing in 2024.<p>But the most important question remains unanswered by …

Space Science

This Epic Dog 'Selfie' Is The Happiest Thing You'll See All Day

"They’re all friends. They come to daycare every day together."<p>This group of happy pups at an Ohio dog daycare center is quickly going viral — and …

Pets

N. Korea downsizes annual tank firing contest: officials

SEOUL, May 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is said to have sharply scaled down an annual firing contest for its armored units, apparently reflecting the …

North Korea

Net neutrality is weeks away from dying, and the first signs of change are already showing up at Netflix and other internet companies

Investors have a new risk factor to take into account when betting on tech companies — the end of net neutrality.<p>Dozens of tech companies, from internet video giant Netflix to online dating company Match, have begun sounding the alarm that the impending repeal of open internet rules could cause …

Net Neutrality

North Korea: UN gains 'unprecedented access' during visit

<b>The head of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) believes there is a "sense of optimism" among North Korea's leaders after enjoying what he said was unprecedented access to the country.</b><p>David Beasley spent two days in the capital, Pyongyang, and two outside it, accompanied by government minders.<p>He …

North Korea

North Korea reveals it will destroy its nuclear test site weeks before Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump hold historic meeting

North Korea has announced on state media it will dismantle its nuclear test site just weeks ahead of a summit with President Donald Trump.<p>The rogue …

North Korea

Heartwarming photo shows dog rescued from euthanasia on his 'freedom ride'

CINCINNATI — Gregory the beagle was on the list to be euthanized at an Ohio animal shelter earlier this month. But then he got a whole new beginning.<p>Joe and Schenley Kirk of HOUND Rescue and Sanctuary in Findlay, Ohio, rescued Gregory from Franklin County Animal Shelter in Columbus, Ohio.<p>In a photo …

Pets

Trump-Kim summit in Singapore presents logistical challenges for North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's trip to Singapore for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump poses logistical challenges that are likely to include …

North Korea

Why Doesn’t Your Husband Want to Have Sex?

Despite the conventional wisdom, sometimes it’s the man who loses sexual desire<p>Contrary to conventional wisdom, sometimes it’s men who first lose sexual desire in a long-term relationship, a new study finds.<p>Men’s desire for sex can be as tricky as women’s, according to researchers at the University …

Research

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

Tourists in Korea are mimicking Kim Jong Un's historic handshake with South Korea's president

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in has sparked a new trend: tourists are mimicking the historic handshake between the two leaders.<p>Images of Kim and Moon shaking hands in late April were seen around the world and now tourists are doing their best to …

South Korea

Mesa Verde National Park looking to remove “trespass horses”

CORTEZ, Colo. — A national park in Colorado is looking to remove free-roaming horses and cattle from its interior.<p>The Cortez Journal reports about 80 …

National Parks

Debunking Common Myths About Horse Slaughter and the Protection of America’s Wild Horses and Burros - One Green Planet

Since 2007, when the last horse slaughterhouse operating in this country closed its doors, attempts by special interest groups in ranching, oil and …

Wild Horses

Wrangler Kicking Collapsed Trekking Horse in the Grand Canyon Reveals Much Larger Issue - One Green Planet

Despite being humans’ hardworking close companions and playing a key role in the advancement of transportation, agriculture, and civilization, horses …

Cute Animals

U.S. Government Releases Plan to Cull and Slaughter 100,000 Wild Horses and Burros - One Green Planet

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released their plan for the “management,” aka the capture, sale, and slaughter, of American wild horses and …

Wild Horses

US agency may offer $1,000 to people who adopt wild horses

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers are proposing offering $1,000 to anyone willing to adopt wild horses gathered from public lands to alleviate a backlog of mustangs in government corals and shrink what they say are badly overpopulated herds across the West.<p>Overwhelmed by what it characterizes as …

Wild Horses

Yosemite National Park Adopts 2 Wild Mustangs Trained By Inmates

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two of the mustangs trained by inmates through the Sacramento Sheriff’s Wild Horse Program will now help Park Rangers in …

National Parks

Wild Horses Found Dead And Decomposing In Arizona As Drought Conditions Worsen

After discovering more than 190 dead horses, Navajo Nation tribe officials expect there are probably more out there.<p>On Navajo land in northern …

Wild Horses

China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises

Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of …

China

A Patient Golden Retriever Dog Lovingly Cares for a Caterwauling Litter of Orphaned Newborn Kittens

In 2016, a family in Beirut, Ashrafieh, Lebanon found a litter of newborn kittens on the streets. Unable to find the mother, these compassionate …

Cute Animals

North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a much-anticipated meeting between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump.<p>The suspensions went into immediate effect on …

North Korea

China has jamming equipment in the South China Sea — and the US may 'not look kindly on it'

The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has reached the Philippines, and reports from pilots on board the ship paint a troubling picture of growing tensions with China.<p>US officials told the Wall Street Journal early in April that intelligence officers detected China moving radar and …

Military

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.Mount …

Geology

Last caribou in lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'

The last remaining herd of caribou to roam the contiguous United States is believed to be on the brink of disappearing, after an aerial count suggested that only three members survived the winter – all of them female.<p>The South Selkirk herd were once part of a larger population of southern mountain …

Wildlife

Cow could soon be largest land mammal left due to human activity – study

Researchers examining extinction of large mammals as humans spread across the world see worrying trend<p>The cow could be left as the biggest land mammal on Earth in a few centuries, according to a new study that examines the extinction of large mammals as humans spread around the world.<p>The spread of …

Paleontology