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Android App 'Dog Wars' Infected with Trojan

A dog-fighting simulator available for Android smartphones has recently been infected with a Trojan — one designed to shames users by sending messages to their phone contacts. READ MORE

Aug 31, 2011 / 0 comments


Animal-Assistance Reading Programs 'Buck' Illiteracy

Do you remember your first day of school? It was the beginning of a larger world, fraught with excitement and fear. And whether you easily made new friends or were good at schoolwork (or both), it was still an overwhelming experience. READ MORE

Aug 16, 2011 / 0 comments


British Lawmakers Back Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

LONDON - British lawmakers agreed Thursday to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a non-binding decision that will nevertheless embarrass ministers who insist there are legal obstacles to such a move. READ MORE

Jun 24, 2011 / 0 comments


Lost Dog Found: Dane Cook Takes to Twitter to Get Beast Back

Comedian Dane Cook took to Twitter Saturday night with a call for help -- a plea to help find his dog Beast on the streets of West Hollywood. READ MORE

Jun 14, 2011 / 0 comments


Leona Helmsley's Millionaire Dog Dies

NEW YORK - "Trouble," the pooch who inherited $12 million from hotel mogul Leona Helmsley, has died, heading to the hunting grounds in the sky and leaving a trail of money and legal disputes behind. READ MORE

Jun 09, 2011 / 0 comments


New Zealand's Most Famous Sheep Dies

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's most famous sheep, a merino named Shrek that became a celebrity when he was found in 2004 after six years on the loose, has died at a South Island farm, his owner said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jun 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Dog, Bless you: U.S. Church Exalts Man's Best Friend

WASHINGTON - Under a hot sun and clear spring skies, Teddy and Logan joined Yoko and Bentley and a few dozen like them on the steps of an 80-year-old church in Washington, and cocked an ear. READ MORE

May 23, 2011 / 0 comments


Terrier Uggy Scoops Cannes Award for Top-dog Role

CANNES, France - A wily terrier called Uggy who gives a stunning silent film performance in Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" scooped Cannes' unofficial canine award, the Palm Dog, on Friday. READ MORE

May 20, 2011 / 0 comments


World's Oldest Panda, 34, Dies in China

BEIJING - Ming Ming, the world's oldest panda, has died of old age, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. She was 34. READ MORE

May 17, 2011 / 0 comments


One-Dog Policy Takes Effect in Shanghai

SHANGHAI - Shanghai dog owners rushed to license their pets over the weekend as the city imposed a new one-dog policy in response to the growing popularity of man's best friend, state media said Monday. READ MORE

May 17, 2011 / 0 comments


Dog's Dinner as Table Manners Desert New Belgium Bar

BRUSSELS - Marshall ordered an ice-cream but left in a huff before the waiter dished it up, Smile woofed down the chicken but showed no appetite for the wholesome carrots and apple left on his plate. READ MORE

May 16, 2011 / 0 comments


PETA Fights 'Dog Wars' with Their Own App

In an attempt to counter an Android app released by Kage Games which pits dogs to fight against each other, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched their own app. READ MORE

May 09, 2011 / 0 comments


Celebrity New York Hawk Dashes Chick Hopes

NEW YORK - One of New York's most closely watched celebrities -- a red-tailed hawk nesting on a Manhattan high rise -- has dashed hopes that three eggs she's been tending will hatch. READ MORE

May 04, 2011 / 0 comments


Australian Military Dog Awarded Rare Bravery Medal

CANBERRA - A bomb detection dog that spent a year lost in Afghanistan's Taliban heartland Tuesday became only the second Australian military animal to receive the country's most prestigious animal bravery award. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2011 / 0 comments


Eagle Webcam Becomes Internet Sensation

WASHINGTON - Cameras installed high in a tree in Iowa have made an internet sensation of a family of bald eagles, whose nest is streamed online live day and night. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2011 / 0 comments


Go Daddy Founder Under Fire for Killing Elephant

SAN FRANCISCO - The founder of website domain hosting firm Go Daddy was under fire on Thursday for an online video showing him proudly killing an elephant in Zimbabwe. READ MORE

Apr 01, 2011 / 0 comments


Birds Bring Purpose in Tough S. African Prison

CAPE TOWN - Bursts of birdsong cut sweetly across the harsh prison noises as heavily tattooed, gold-toothed murderer Bernard Mitchell nuzzles the five-week old parrot with motherly kisses. READ MORE

Mar 31, 2011 / 0 comments


Katy Perry Kissed a Cat and She Liked It

In a recent interview with More! magazine, singer-songwriter Katy Perry said that she is "obsessed with cats," and is taking on the lofty goal of making it cool and chic to be a "cat lady." READ MORE

Mar 25, 2011 / 0 comments


Robert Pattinson Adopts Puppy, Earns Even More Cute Points from Fans

Yep, it's finally happened. Robert Pattinson -- Twilight star and hearthrob to tweens and "cool moms" aplenty -- has finally gotten himself a dog; a puppy to be exact. READ MORE

Mar 24, 2011 / 0 comments


Mariah Carey's Dogs to See a Shrink

In preparation for the arrival of her twin babies, Mariah Carey has hired a psychiatrist to help her dogs. READ MORE

Mar 15, 2011 / 0 comments