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Trailer: 'War Dogs' receives second reel

Video screenshot: Miles Teller (L) and Jonah Hill in "War Dogs" Gunrunning biopic "War Dogs" stars Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a movie directed by Todd Phillips of "The Hangover" comedies.


'War Dogs' Trailer Shows How Miles Teller, Jonah Hill Became Arms Dealers

"This isn't about being pro-war; this is about being pro-money."

U.K. Box Office: 'Secret Life of Pets' Wins as Revenue Share Rises Despite Brexit-Driven Pound Drop

'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

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

'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

Shelter Cats Turn On Sink Faucet, Cause $5K in Damage to Florida Humane Society Curiosity 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

A blue whale surfaces to breathe in an undated picture from NOAA By 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

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

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

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 Laikipia Machete 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

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

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.

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific bans shark fin

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific is banning the carriage of shark fin on all its flights Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it will ban carrying shark fin on all its flights, a victory for conservationists concerned for endangered species of the predator. The southern Chinese city is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fin, which is viewed by many Asians as a delicacy, often served as a soup at expensive Chinese banquets. Animal rights campaigners have been pushing Cathay for a carriage ban on shark fin for years.


Double happiness as China welcomes first giant panda twins of 2016

Twin giant panda cubs are seen in Chengdu (Reuters) - Two healthy baby giant pandas were born at a Chinese breeding research base on Monday, the first twins of the endangered species born this year, media said. The two females, weighing 144 grams (0.14 kg) and 113 grams, are the first offspring of mother Yali, who gave birth at the Chengdu giant panda breeding research base in southwest China's Sichuan province. Giant pandas have seen their numbers hit by human encroachment on the highlands where they survive almost entirely on a diet of bamboo.


China giant panda gives birth to twins

A newborn panda is fed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan A giant panda in China has given birth to two cubs, conservation authorities said, the first twins of the critically endangered species this year even though multiple births are common. Six-year-old Ya Li had the twin sisters last month at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the southwestern province of Sichuan, it said in a statement. Ya Li was a twin herself, it added.


A purr-fect union? Cats war over 'Brexit' on social media

The fur is flying on social media as Britons prepare to vote Thursday on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union. The hashtags #CatsAgainstBrexit and #CatsForBrexit flooded Twitter [TWTR.N] on Monday and Tuesday, as pro- and anti-independence citizens tweeted feline photos and messages imploring voters to side with them in the referendum on Thursday on a British exit or "Brexit." The vote comes amid warnings from world leaders, investors and companies that a decision to leave the 28-nation bloc would diminish Britain's influence, unleash turmoil on markets and send shock waves around the Western world. "Naughty Cat worries we'll be on the outside looking in, missing influence we once had #CatsAgainstBrexit," tweeted Nicola Blackwood (@nicolablackwood), a conservative politician and member of parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon, late Monday.

Former Arms Dealer Suing Warner Bros. Over 'War Dogs' Takes Return Fire

What's really a secret when someone's life is discussed in a magazine or in the visiting room of a jailhouse?

Whales, icebergs on solar plane's lonely Atlantic crossing

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft soars on the second day of its marathon flight across the Atlantic The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft soared Tuesday on the second day of its marathon flight across the Atlantic, one of the most challenging legs of its historic sun-powered journey around the world. The experimental plane, which took off from New York's John F. Kennedy airport on Monday, is being piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, who is expected to spend between 90 and 110 hours crossing the Atlantic en route to Spain's Seville Airport. The voyage marks the first solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane and is expected to last up to four consecutive days, depending on weather.


Amid protests, China dog-meat festival gets low-key opening

Animal activists protest against Yulin Dog Meat Festival in front of the Chinese embassy in Rome By Joseph Campbell YULIN, China (Reuters) - China's southern city of Yulin began its annual dog meat festival on Tuesday despite opposition from animal rights activists, as residents complained of new government measures to keep the festival low key. Animal rights activists this month handed Beijing authorities a petition with 11 million signatures protesting against the festival, which they say is cruel.     Though there was only a small number of dogs on sale at the city's central market, several activists bought the animals which they would otherwise end up on the grill.     "Dogs are man's best, the most loyal friend. You tell me," said Yang Yuhua, an animal rights activist who flew from the southwestern city of Chongqing to buy dogs sold at this year's festival.     Yang spent over 1,000 yuan ($150) to buy two caged dogs at the market from the vendor.     Vendors said that they hoped for good business this year.     "They are a lot, a lot of people who like (eating dog meat).


PETA Calls on CBS' 'Zoo' to Stop "Exploiting" Wild Animals

The animal rights group demanded the network use CGI rather than live animals.

'Game of Thrones' Releases the Dogs of War in 'Battle of the Bastards'

Here's who survived Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton's battle for Winterfell, and more from 'Thrones' season six's penultimate episode.

Motor racing-Brazil joins Monza on the F1 endangered list

By Alan Baldwin BAKU, June 18 (Reuters) - The Brazilian Grand Prix at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit could be axed after this season due to the country's economic crisis, Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday. Brazil, home of champions Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and the late Ayrton Senna, has had an unbroken run on the calendar since 1973 with the race held in Rio de Janeiro in 1978 and from 1981 to 1989.

Woman mauled to death by dogs at Texas home -Sheriff's Office

A woman who entered the yard of an Austin-area home was mauled to death by several dogs on the property, the Travis County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday. The body of Erin McCleskey, 36, was found by a caretaker who went to the property to feed the dogs, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The Sheriff's Office said the dogs were being be held in rabies quarantine.

Satellite tags aim to shed light on endangered hawksbill sea turtle migration

By Matthew Stock June 16 (Reuters) - Scientists are tagging hawksbill sea turtles in a key South Pacific breeding ground, hoping that information fed to satellites will help them better understand the endangered species' nesting, feeding and migration patterns. With Thursday marking World Sea Turtle Day, environmental organization Nature Conservancy said it and local conservation officers are carrying out the project in the Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Area in the Solomon Islands, the largest hawksbill rookery in the South Pacific. Turtle tagging is not new but a hawksbill satellite program on this scale has never previously been done in the Arnavons, Richard Hamilton of the Nature Conservancy said in a video release.

Dozens of whales stranded in Indonesia's Java island, 10 die

Rescuers pull dead whales ashore in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia, Thursday, June 16, 2016 during a mass rescue operation of stranded whales. Most of more than 30 stranded whales were managed to be pulled into the deep sea, an official said. (AP Photo/Trisnadi) PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia (AP) — More than 30 whales were stranded on the coast on Indonesia's main island of Java and 10 of them have died, an official said Thursday.


Most of beached whales free themselves in Indonesia

People work to remove a dead whale stranded on the coast of Pesisir beach in Probolinggo Most of the 29 whales trapped in an Indonesian mangrove swamp on Thursday managed to free themselves or were gently helped out to sea as the tide rose, fisheries officials said. Villagers on the east of Java island helped fisheries staff free the pilot whales that became trapped at low tide. "Today, of the 29 beached whales, seven died, four were helped back out to sea and 18 were able to swim back themselves," the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement.


Dozens of pilot whales stranded in Indonesia, eight dead

Indonesian environmental activists try to help a group of short-finned pilot whales that became stranded during a high tide in Probolinggo, East Java province on June 16, 2016 Eight pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java that sparked a major rescue operation, an official said Thursday. Thirty-two of the short-finned pilot whales came ashore during high tide early Wednesday in Probolinggo, East Java province. "At first there were just one or two whales swimming near the shore, and the nature of whales is that if they are sick they will come near the shore," Dedy Isfandi, the head of the local maritime and fisheries office, told AFP.


The Doc Hoping to Be the 'Blackfish' for Beluga Whales

'Born to Be Free' hightlights the plight of 18 belugas bound for U.S. aquariums, while also showcasing the brutal and often deadly methods of capturing and transporting the white marine mammals known as Arctic dolphins.

'Watch Dogs 2' promises a bright future for the franchise

A still from forthcoming game Watch Dogs 2 The first trailers and official background for the Ubisoft title shows that the action has moved to San Francisco and that this time, the company has put a likeable protagonist front and center. In "Watch Dogs 2" a young hacker, Marcus Holloway must uncover evidence of vote rigging during an election campaign, and the only way to do so is to break into a congressman's penthouse.


Exotic animals from Italy's underworld get second chance

An Italian clinic is specialized in the recovery of animals confiscated from mobsters In ancient Rome, they would have been pitted against gladiators or served up at banquets. Now a caiman, a python and a troop of monkeys that have been confiscated from mobsters, drug dealers or collectors find safe haven at a rescue centre in the Eternal City. Every year, Italy's police and forest guard rescue around 400 exotic animals, according to Raffaele Manicone, head of the local branch of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.


Protesters deliver big petition against China dog-meat festival

Animal activists hold banners against Yulin Dog Meat Festival in front of Yulin City Representative office in Beijing Animal rights activists calling for an end to the slaughter and eating of dogs at a Chinese festival delivered a petition with 11 million signatures to authorities in Beijing on Friday. The two dozen activists were accompanied by dogs and unveiled banners with pictures of the animals above the message "I'm not your dinner" as they presented the petition at the representative office of Yulin city, where the festival is held. The annual festival, which is set to begin on June 21, sees residents of the southern city consume dog meat with thousands of dogs expected to be slaughtered.


Drone footage shows the secret life of rare whales

Bryde's whales, which are still targeted by Japanese whaling ships, are listed as critically threatened in New Zealand, with less than 200 remaining in the South Pacific nation's waters, and about 100,000 worldwide New Zealand researchers have captured stunning drone footage of endangered whales feeding off the Auckland coast, giving an unprecedented insight into the majestic giants of the sea. In a world-first use of drone technology, the researchers dispatched a customised "eye in the sky" so they could observe the rare Bryde's whales without disturbing them. "Never before have I seen anything like this," Auckland University of Technology (AUT) ecologist Barbara Bollard-Green said.


Lions and tigers and smartphones: The circus now has an app

In this June 1, 2016 photo, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus entertainers during a rehearsal for "Out of This World" Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Palmetto, Fla. Now that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has retired its iconic elephants, executives under the big top say they must do more to draw a younger generation of fans, many of whom are glued to their smartphones and screens. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Now that Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus has retired its iconic elephants, executives under the big top say they must do more to draw a younger generation of fans, many of whom are glued to their smartphones and screens.


Thailand's animal tourism under scrutiny after Tiger Temple raid

A tiger walks on a fence during a performance for tourists at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Chonburi province, Thailand By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - From selfies with tigers to elephant rides and orangutan boxing, Thailand offers tourists an array of attractions that animal rights activists say are cruel and should be shut down. Wildlife officials discovered scores of dead tiger cubs while rescuing 137 tigers from a Buddhist temple last week, raising fears that other tourist attractions could be fronts for animal trafficking. The Tiger Temple was "just the tip of the iceberg", said Jan Schmidt-Burbach, a Bangkok-based adviser at World Animal Protection.


Video hints Japan abetting illegal ivory trade: conservationists

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, banned international ivory trade in 1989 Conservation activists on Thursday showed undercover video they say suggests that a "huge loophole" in Japanese law enforcement is hindering efforts to rein in illegal ivory trading. Experts say most illegal ivory heads for China, where it is seen as a status symbol. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, banned international ivory trade in 1989.


Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study

Mammals took a big hit when the asteroid slammed into Earth, creating a hemispheric firestorm followed by a prolonged, bone-chilling drop in global temperatures "The traditional view is that mammals were suppressed during the 'age of dinosaurs'," and thus held in check, said co-author Elis Newham, a doctoral student in evolutionary biology at the University of Chicago. "However, our findings were that therian mammals -- the ancestors of most modern mammals -- were already diversifying considerably before the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event," also known as the K-Pg boundary. "I didn't expect to see any sort of drop," said lead author David Grossnickle, also of the University of Chicago.


New baby warthogs get ready for Oakland Zoo debut

In this June 6, 2016 photo provided by Steven Gotz newly born baby warthogs appear at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif. Zoo officials say the piglets are beginning to explore their surroundings. (Steven Gotz Photography via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Zoo has welcomed two litters of baby warthogs and will soon put the seven piglets on display.


Chicago zoo's baby camel 'Alexander Camelton' a social media star

Bactrian camel named Alexander Camelton is seen with his mother at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois A month-old Bactrian camel named Alexander Camelton at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo has become a social media star. The gangly brown camel has Twitter abuzz over his name, a play on Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the inspiration for the smash Broadway musical "Hamilton." "We've been very surprised with the reaction we've gotten on social media," Lincoln Park Zoological Manager Dan Boehm said on Tuesday.


Cincinnati zoo reopens remodeled gorilla enclosure

Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World Exhibit Reopens in Cincinnati, Ohio Visitors flocked on Tuesday to the Cincinnati Zoo the day after prosecutors declined to charge the mother of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure, causing zookeepers to kill the endangered animal to protect the child. Hundreds of people got their first look at the remodeled enclosure, which the zoo changed to prevent a repeat of the May 28 incident that led to the shooting of the 17-year-old endangered western lowland silverback gorilla Harambe to prevent harm to the child. Emily Butler, 40, from Florence, Kentucky, who was visiting with her 8- and 11-year-old sons and other family, called Harambe's death "sad all the way around," but said they were excited to be at the habitat's reopening.


Pigs can make great pets but are not for everyone

In this undated photo Esther The Wonder Pig stands for a family portrait with her owners Steve Jenkins, left, and Derek Walter along with other pets that live in her household in Georgetown, Ontario. Pigs don't have the greatest reputation. Most of us probably use the word more often as an insult than to talk about a real animal. If you meet one, though, you might feel differently. Their fans say pigs are funny, smart, and full of personality. (Steve Jenkins via AP) Pigs don't have the greatest reputation. The word is probably used more as an insult than as a reference to a real animal.


Sea Dogs Beat Rock Cats To End Skid

Portland, Maine — William Cuevas, making his Double A debut, allowed one run and four hits in five innings as the Portland Sea Dogs beat the New Britain Rock Cats 4-1 Tuesday night at Hadlock Field.

County says there are 5,000 cats living on the streets

Tuesday afternoon, the director of Clay County Animal Care and Control went before the Clay County Commission to ask for financial help to combat the county’s large feral cat problem.

Purrfect friend for homeless cats

MOVE over Catwoman, there’s a new group of modern day superheroes in town. Barbara Jackson and her team have rescued more than 700 cats since creating Wild Cats in 2010.

Rock Cats Home Opener on Thursday Night at NB Stadium

New Britain, CT- The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, will host OPENING NIGHT 2015 this Thursday, April 16 at 6:35 PM against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate).

Dogs reunited with owners far more than cats

Sometimes people maybe assume something bad has happened to their cat. Maybe they don’t look quite as hard. I do think cats aren’t maybe regarded as much as dogs. — Andrea McDonald, Coquitlam City Hall

More concerns about Raleigh neighborhood dogs: woman’s dog killed

Police were called again about a group of vicious dogs in one local neighborhood.

Releasing feral cats raises concerns

The Orange County animal shelter starts to get busy around this time of the year as people bring in newborn kittens and pregnant mother cats.Celesta Peterson, who has volunteered at the shelter for eight years, said she used to walk past feral cat...

Sick coyotes' habits boost encounters with humans

Certain coyotes are known to have frequent unnerving encounters with humans and their pets in residential neighbourhoods, and scientists now have an explanation. It turns out that coyotes infected with a common skin parasite tend to develop habits that make them problem animals. "These coyotes that were losing their hair and were sick were more likely to run into people in residential areas ...

Yates, Sea Dogs agree to split in surprising move

Sea Dogs couldn't replicate the magic behind their hot start, and it leads to a mutual parting-of-ways for coach and team.

QC’s ‘4 pets per house’ ordinance repealed

First, the good news: The controversial animal regulation ordinance limiting the number of cats and dogs Quezon City residents can keep has become null and void following the approval of another one which does not contain the provision.   The bad news, however, is that the "four domesticated animals per household" policy may still be incorporated into the implementing rules and regulations (IRR ...