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  • Leona Lewis will lead the new cast of 'Cats' on Broadway 26 May 2016 | 10:54 am

    FILE - In this May 7, 2016 file photo, Leona Lewis attends "To the Rescue: Saving Animal Lives" Gala and Fundraiser in Los Angeles. Lewis will play the ragged and lonely star Grizabella in the Broadway revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats." Previews begin July 14 and opening night is July 31. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — British singer Leona Lewis will play the ragged and lonely star Grizabella in the Broadway revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats."


  • War on terrier: Australia deputy PM dogs Depp with 'Hannibal Lecter' jibe 24 May 2016 | 9:42 pm

    Cast member Depp is interviewed at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at El Capitan theatre in HollywoodBy Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on Wednesday billed himself as Hollywood star Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter, playing mind games in his head and escalating a "war on terrier". The sparring began with the illegal entry of Depp's two Yorkshire terriers into Australia last year when the actor was filming the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, breaching the country's tight biosecurity laws. Depp's wife, actress Amber Heard, was convicted in April of falsifying travel documents to sneak the dogs into the country on a private jet and was given a suspended fine of A$1,000 ($720).


  • Auctioneer Christie's fined for putting undocumented ivory on sale 24 May 2016 | 11:49 am

    Auctioneer Christie's has been fined 3,250 pounds ($4,750) for selling elephant ivory without the correct documentation, London police said on Tuesday. Last month, Christie's offered for sale an ivory tusk mounted on silver with a guide price of 1,200 to 1,800 pounds, a police statement said. At Hammersmith magistrates' court this week it admitted selling elephant ivory in contravention of Article 8 of Council Regulation, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

  • Lions and dogs and bears, oh my! Pet ownership near forests 24 May 2016 | 11:22 am

    FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, a woman walks her dog into local open space wildland at Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colo. Animal welfare advocates urge pet owners living at the edge of wildland to learn as much as they can about being safe and responsible neighbors to lions, coyote and bears. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)Interior designer Heather Mourer and her family were considering a move from Denver when her young daughter saw a mountain lion across the street from the mid-century home in the suburbs they were considering.


  • Correction: Declawing Cats story 23 May 2016 | 10:44 am

    In this May 19, 2016 photo provided by Lisa Fernandez, school children interact with "Rubio," who is a poster cat for The Paw Project, an advocacy organization against feline declawing. Fernandez, a Brooklyn elementary school principal, leads a program to teach the schoolchildren about declawing and help them stage action against it. At rear left is Jacques Cadeau, Suleila Clarke, is in the foreground and Brandon Blue is at right. (Lisa Fernandez via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a New York legislative proposal to prohibit declawing cats, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a veterinarian. Her name is Jennifer, not Jenner, Conrad.


  • Bear bites one of two men who broke into North Dakota zoo, police say 22 May 2016 | 5:52 pm

    Police in Minot said they responded late on Saturday to a report that David Shepard, 21, came to a hospital emergency room saying he had been attacked by a bear. Shepard stuck his arm through the bars of the enclosure aiming to entice one of the bears to come closer, and a bear bit his right hand, police said in a statement posted on Facebook.

  • World's second-oldest female Bornean orangutan dies at Illinois zoo 21 May 2016 | 6:13 pm

    (Reuters) - A 54-year-old orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago has been euthanized due to worsening health problems, after becoming the second oldest female Bornean orangutan known to exist in the world, zoo officials said on Saturday. The zoo said in a statement the animal, called Maggie, died on Friday. Maggie, who had a reputation for curiosity and intelligence, was born at the San Diego Zoo in 1961 and gave birth to four offspring there before serving as a surrogate mother to two infant orangutans, the statement said.

  • Iowa zoo expecting rare baby eastern black rhino this fall 21 May 2016 | 6:11 pm

    File-In this Feb. 12, 2013, file photo, Ayana, a female black rhinoceros, snacks on twigs from her cage at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. Ayana and Kiano, eastern black rhinos at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, are expecting a baby in late October or early November. Ayana's pregnancy is the first confirmed among the eastern black rhino zoo population in almost two years, experts say, marking a major turning point in the species' decades long decline. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A zoo in Iowa is expecting a new and rare addition in the fall: an eastern black rhinoceros.


  • Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann,' 'Dogs' Take Fipresci Prizes 20 May 2016 | 11:00 pm

    French cannibal pic 'Raw' also received an honor for best first film in a sidebar.

  • Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals 19 May 2016 | 11:46 am

    A horseman stabs a bull with a spear during the 'Toro de la Vega' festival in Tordesillas on September 17, 2013Authorities in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon on Thursday announced a ban on the killing of bulls during traditional festivals, in a partial victory for animal rights activists. The decree targets the northern region's controversial Toro de la Vega bull run, which takes place every year in the town of Tordesillas and sees crowds on foot and horseback chase the animal, taking stabs at it with lances until they kill it. "The government has approved... a decree banning the death of bulls in public in popular and traditional taurine events," authorities in Castilla y Leon said in a statement.