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  • U.K. Box Office: 'Secret Life of Pets' Wins as Revenue Share Rises Despite Brexit-Driven Pound Drop 29 Jun 2016 | 3:10 am

    'Independence Day: Resurgence' had to settle for the second spot in a week where the overall dollar takings were the biggest international market share of the year so far.

  • Hollywood Docket: Warner Bros. Fires Back at 'War Dogs' Lawsuit 28 Jun 2016 | 11:00 pm

    Plus, 'Queen of the Desert' producers settle a piracy lawsuit and Dr. Luke reaches a deal in a copyright case over "Price Tag."

  • TV Ratings: 'Zoo' Steady-ish in Return, Olympic Trials Remain Solid 28 Jun 2016 | 11:00 pm

    'America's Got Talent' leads the night, winning Tuesday for NBC.

  • Shelter Cats Turn On Sink Faucet, Cause $5K in Damage to Florida Humane Society 28 Jun 2016 | 7:44 pm

    Shelter Cats Turn On Sink Faucet, Cause $5K in Damage to Florida Humane SocietyCuriosity may not have killed these cats, but it did cause thousands of dollars in damage to the shelter that houses them. At first, the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach thought the serious flooding that caused at least $5,000 in damage originated from a burst pipe. Upon further inspection, employees realized that it was one of the cats that had turned on a sink faucet that was left running for about 17 hours, ABC affiliate WPLG in Miami reported.


  • Search for entangled blue whale resumes off California 28 Jun 2016 | 5:14 pm

    A blue whale surfaces to breathe in an undated picture from NOAABy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marine mammal rescue teams were hoping on Tuesday to renew their attempt to disentangle a blue whale found enmeshed in fishing line off the Southern California coast a day after initial efforts to free the giant creature failed. Rescuers broke off their first encounter with the 80-foot long (24-m long) whale on Monday when the animal appeared to become distressed, said Michael Milstein, a spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Blue whales, an endangered species that can grow up to 100 feet in length and weigh close to 200 tons, rank as the largest living animals on Earth.


  • New law supports first responders who treat injured pets 26 Jun 2016 | 6:29 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Until a new law was passed this spring, it was against the law in Ohio — along with many other states — for firefighters or paramedics to provide basic first aid to dogs and cats rescued from house fires, car accidents or other crisis situations. Only licensed veterinarians could do that.

  • How Kevin Hart, 'Secret Life of Pets' Stars Created Animal Characters 25 Jun 2016 | 11:00 pm

    At the New York premiere of the upcoming animated film, the writers and director revealed how they decided which pets to feature and who would voice them.

  • Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict 24 Jun 2016 | 12:21 am

    A Space for Giants image shows a bull elephant breaking through a fence intended to keep it inside a wildlife reserve at Mutara Ranch in the central Kenyan district of LaikipiaMachete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane. "We don't hate the elephants, but their activities are making us poor," said the 53-year old farmer, surveying his lush green fields, a five-hectare (12-acre) plot on the slopes of the Laikipia highlands in central Kenya. While poachers slaughter thousands of elephants across Africa each year, competition between elephants and people over land is a far bigger problem in the long run, conservationists say.


  • New baby at Chicago zoo is 109 pounds, wears stripes 22 Jun 2016 | 5:31 pm

    A four day old Grevy's zebra stands with her mother Adia in their habitat at the Lincoln Park Zoo Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Chicago. The zebra is native to eastern Africa and is endangered in the wild because of hunting and habitat loss. Lincoln Park Zoo is part of a nationwide conservation effort to save the animals. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)CHICAGO (AP) — The newest resident of Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo wears stripes and weighs in at 109 pounds.


  • 'Dizzy' busts out of Massachusetts zoo, prompts two-day monkey hunt 22 Jun 2016 | 12:22 pm

    Zookeepers in Springfield, Massachusetts, were in the second day of a monkey hunt on Wednesday, after a small Guenon specimen named Dizzy slipped out of its enclosure while a staff member was cleaning it. Officials at the Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center said the 12-pound (5.4 kg) long-tailed monkey "manually twisted open the door knob and let himself out" after the staff member exited the area to answer a visitor's question. Officials just about caught the monkey on Tuesday night when a member of the crowd that had gathered to watch the attempt tossed something at him, scaring him off, they said.