/ Feb 21, 2018

German newspaper gets dog registered as a Social Democrat

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced on Tuesday to declare that a 3-year-old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives, despite joining the party. The top-selling Bild daily splashed a photo of ...

Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

Feb 14, 2018

Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 ...

/ Feb 11, 2018

Man punches bear attacking his puppy

A Maine man says he punched and kicked a 150-pound (68-kg) bear, scaring it away after it attacked his puppy in the woods. Twenty-nine-year-old Dustin Gray said the bear lunged at him and his 11-month-old puppy on Monday. The 6-foot-5 (196-cm) man tells the Bangor ...

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

Feb 9, 2018

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

A golden Labrador retriever on his first rescue mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search teams find two people trapped in a building severely damaged building by this week's deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung (Iron Hero) braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test ...